Ventura Wrongful Death Attorneys
If you have lost a spouse or family member to a fatal accident caused by another person’s negligence, we can only imagine the world of heartache you are enduring. You deserve aggressive legal counsel from a California wrongful death lawyer who has been recognized for substantial results and high quality representation in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. At The Law Offices of Bamieh & De Smeth, PLC, we are prepared to fight hard for you, because you deserve to pursue justice for the loss of your loved one.
Our accomplished team of accidental death attorneys has handled thousands of personal injury cases during the past 22 years. We know from firsthand experience that claims arising from wrongful death are among the most emotional cases. After a fatal injury tragically affects your family, the devastation left behind can be overwhelming. Don’t think that you have to suffer alone because of another person’s careless behavior. We can pursue the money that is owed to you and the sense of closure that you deserve. For a free legal consultation, call our law offices at (805) 643-5555.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in CA?
The California injury lawyers of Bamieh & De Smeth have handled numerous wrongful death cases in the communities we serve. We represent the surviving family members of fatal accident victims in Camarillo, Goleta, Lompoc, Moorpark, Orcutt, Oxnard, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Santa Paula, Thousand Oaks, Ventura, and the surrounding areas. Because we are well-versed in federal and California statutes and regulations, we know your rights and can come to any court setting fully prepared and thoroughly equipped to fight on your behalf.
One of the most important initial steps in this process is for the survivors to understand who can pursue a wrongful death claim on behalf of a loved one who was killed in an accident. The attorneys of Bamieh & De Smeth can represent the following surviving parties in a wrongful death action:
- Domestic Partners
We also provide representation for other individuals who may have been financially dependent on the victim, such as stepchildren.
In addition to determining who will bring the claim, it is vital for plaintiffs to understand the time limits that affect wrongful death cases. Like other states, California holds a statute of limitations, or time limit, on wrongful death claims. Surviving family members must file their claim within two years of the date of the decedent’s death.
We know that you are still grieving, and that legal action may be far from your mind at this time. However, it is crucial to be aware that courts automatically deny wrongful death claims once the two-year statute of limitations has elapsed. Therefore, it is essential to take immediate action in order to preserve your legal options and hold the negligent person accountable. We are sensitive to the emotional nature of wrongful death cases, and will strive to make the process as simple for you as we possibly can.
How Much Can You Sue for Wrongful Death?
We know that no amount of money will ever reverse the injustice that has been done to you and your family. However, we also believe that you deserve to be compensated. Losing a loved one can have substantial financial and emotional implications that can make an already difficult time even more stressful and frustrating. You have suffered enough at the hands of another individual. You should not have to shoulder financial burdens as well.
Wrongful Death Settlements and Lawsuits
Various types of compensation may be recoverable for wrongful death in California, including compensation that accounts for future losses, such as the anticipated effects that may be caused by the loss of medical coverage. At The Law Offices of Bamieh & De Smeth, PLC, our legal team will fight tirelessly to recover the following damages:
- Emotional Pain and Suffering
- Funeral Costs
- Loss of Companionship
- Loss of Household Services
- Loss of Inheritance
- Loss of Medical Coverage
- Loss of Pension Plan Funds
- Loss of Wages
- Medical Bills
When you lose a loved one in a preventable accident because of another person’s carelessness and poor judgment, it is easy to feel angry and frustrated. Our attorneys understand the emotional anguish that you are going through, and want to help you focus on what is most important. We will dedicate our time and effort to handling the legal necessities so that you and your family can mourn in peace. Our goal is to help you obtain not only maximum financial compensation, but also the sense of emotional closure that justice was served.
The question of how much you can sue for, or how much your settlement may be worth, will have a different answer for every person depending on the situation. In order to assess the potential value of a lawsuit or claim, it is necessary to discuss some of the factors involved in the accident.
CA Wrongful Death Lawyers in Ventura and Santa Barbara
Attorney Ron S. Bamieh never lost a case while serving as the youngest senior deputy district attorney for Ventura. He is familiar with the level of advocacy that is needed to handle complex litigation. Our team of attorneys will be in your corner at every step of the way and will make ourselves available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to address your questions and concerns.
If you have recently lost a loved one to a fatal injury or fatal accident, we encourage you to contact our law offices as soon as possible for compassionate legal support. We handle wrongful death cases involving fatal assault injuries, burn injuries, car accidents, commercial vehicle accidents, construction accidents, defective products, dog attacks, medical malpractice, motorcycle crashes, property hazards, slip and fall accidents, truck accidents, and many other types of claims. To arrange a free consultation, call The Law Offices of Bamieh & De Smeth, PLC at (805) 643-5555.