The death of a loved one is one of the most difficult experiences anyone can undergo, but it is a torture like no other when it did not have to happen and is the result of the wrongdoing of another person or company.
Common Causes of a Wrongful Death
A wrongful death can be the result of:
- medical malpractice;
- an automobile accident;
- an aviation accident;
- a defective product;
- a defective medical device;
- a bad prescription drug.
- failure to diagnose an illness.
- failure to train gym staff.
- failure to properly respond to an emergency.
If you are grieving for a loved one whose death was caused by another person or the actions of a company, you may have a wrongful death suit.
However, there are strict time limits you must meet to file a lawsuit. These time limits are complex and strictly enforced by the courts. It is in your best interest to speak to an expert wrongful death attorney at our award-winning Los Angeles law firm as soon as possible. In this way our attorneys can immediately begin to compile evidence and can relieve some of the stress you are facing.
Our veteran medical malpractice attorneys are familiar with a strategy used by the opposition to mitigate their losses. It is common practice to quickly offer what appears to be a fair settlement rather than face a trial. Family members who are feeling the emotional stress of losing a loved one while coping with an abrupt reduction in income may mistakenly accept the offer. We urge anyone in this position to at least contact us to review the facts of their case before accepting any settlement offers. One of our wrongful death lawyers in Los Angeles will be happy to schedule a complementary consultation.
Though we understand that this is an excruciatingly difficult time for you, please be aware that it is critical that an investigation into the facts of the case be undertaken as soon as possible by a wrongful death attorney in Los Angeles if you are considering filing a case. This is necessary to preserve evidence, to get information while memories are fresh, and to avoid losing your right to bring a lawsuit.
Why Heimberg Barr
Dr. Steven Heimberg possesses a very rare and dangerous (for his opponents) background. He is a medical doctor as well as a lawyer. This allows him to recognize the full extent of medical issues involved in a wrongful death, uncover hidden facts, decipher complicated medical records, recruit top medical experts, and simplify and communicate the full impact of life altering injuries to juries so that they also understand and can award just damages.
Dr. Heimberg and the Heimberg Barr attorneys have decades of experience facing down insurance companies and their lawyers. They know the medical and legal issues inside and out and they know how to hold insurance companies accountable. They know what it takes to get insurance companies to do their job and pay claims that should be paid. That knowledge combines with a passionate commitment to justice and a rigorous work ethic to form the foundation on which Heimberg Barr is built.
Reasons To File A Case With A Wrongful Death Lawyer
You not only deserve to be compensated for your pain, suffering and loss, but, most importantly, you deserve to be free from your new financial hardships. A wrongful death claim is a civil action intended to financially compensate survivors for their losses resulting from the death. If the death was the result of a homicide, the state will bring criminal charges against the person responsible. The state penalizes guilt with prison time or probation and does not involve itself in a wrongful death action. A wrongful death lawsuit can proceed at the same time as the criminal proceeding. With the loss of your loved one, you and your family may have a severe reduction in income and huge medical bills (depending on the situation). Payment for your loss for the unnecessary death of a loved one is often critical to your family’s future. Having a top Los Angeles wrongful death lawyer for proceedings gives families their best chance at obtaining meaningful financial compensation to help them move forward. Being financially secure is important when planning a future without the support of a spouse or the pleasure of the company of a child or sibling.
Payment for your and your family’s loss for the unnecessary death of a loved one is often critical to your and your family’s future.
In most cases you will face an army of lawyers, an entire department at an insurance company, and the resources of a mega-corporation fighting you in order to avoid providing you the money you desperately need. In other words, their whole focus is to avoid claims or to settle with you for the least amount of money possible. If we find that you have a case, the experts at Heimberg Barr will connect you with among the best wrongful death lawyers Los Angeles has to offer who will fight diligently to gain you the compensation you deserve.