Corona Wrongful Death Lawyer

Corona Wrongful Death Attorney

When another party is responsible for the death of a loved one, they can be held liable for their negligent or intentional actions or inaction. This can be done through a wrongful death claim, which is a form of personal injury claim. A Corona wrongful death lawyer can help grieving family members through the difficult process of filing a claim and securing the financial compensation needed to support themselves.

Losing a loved one is never easy. If their death is the fault of another person’s failure, that can make it even harder to deal with. A wrongful death claim will never replace their loss, but it can hold the at-fault party accountable for their actions and provide some closure for surviving family members.

Corona Wrongful Death Lawyer

Holding At-Fault Parties Accountable in Corona

Filing a wrongful death claim is much easier and more likely to succeed when you have a personal injury attorney investigating, supporting, and negotiating your claim. The quality of your attorney is crucial to the quality of your claim.

Easton & Easton, LLP, has worked for decades in personal injury and wrongful death law, with more than 100 years of combined experience across our team. We have helped many families through a difficult time, ensuring that their rights are protected and that they can get the most from a civil claim. If you have lost a loved one in Corona, and their injuries and death were caused because of another’s negligence or misconduct, you may have a claim. Our attorneys can help support you during this time.

Common Causes of Wrongful Death Claims

Wrongful deaths occur for many reasons, and they can result from many different types of personal injury. However, certain personal injury accidents more commonly result in the immediate or eventual death of the injured party. Some of these include:

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Car accidents are one of the main causes of personal injury, and more severe accidents often lead to death. Certain types of car accidents are more likely to result in catastrophic and fatal injuries, like accidents between passenger cars and commercial vehicles or those between motor vehicles and bicyclists or pedestrians.

When a driver is responsible for the accident because they were driving distracted, under the influence, or breaking traffic laws, it is likely that they can be held liable for the death of someone in the accident. These claims may be handled through the at-fault driver’s car insurance or a civil claim.

Premises Liability

Premises liability claims occur when a property owner is negligent in the care and upkeep of their property, and someone is harmed as a result of those neglected hazards. Sometimes, these injuries result in wrongful death, such as a slip and fall from a significant height, electrocution or burns from an electrical hazard, or a structural collapse.

Product Liability

The manufacturers or designers of a product are strictly liable for any injury or death caused by unreasonably dangerous products. These include defective appliances, medical devices, prescription drugs, and other products.

Medical Malpractice

Errors and negligence by medical professionals frequently result in severe injury and death. Although many medical providers uphold their duty of care for their patients, some fail to do so. Surgical errors, failure to diagnose, misdiagnosis, or filling the wrong prescription are all examples of potentially negligent behaviors that could result in a medical malpractice claim. When this negligence leads to someone’s death, their family members could file a wrongful death claim against the provider.

Intentional Violence

Not all wrongful deaths are caused by negligence. Some are instead caused by intentional misconduct and criminal action. Crimes like assault, robbery, sexual assault, or kidnapping can result in serious injury, leading to the death of a loved one in many cases. When this happens, the at-fault party can face both criminal charges and a civil claim by the victim’s surviving family.

It can be hard to know what caused the death of your loved one when you were not on the scene. A skilled attorney in Corona can investigate the situation and determine whether you have a viable claim.


Q: What Is the Most You Can Sue for in a Wrongful Death Claim?

A: The most you can sue for wrongful death relies entirely on the specific damages that are available in your claim. Depending on the severity of the damages that your family has suffered and your loved one suffered prior to their death, the maximum compensation for wrongful death claims can vary significantly. An attorney can determine the specific value of your claim based on the damages sustained, like loss of financial support, reasonable funeral costs, emotional suffering, and other losses.

Q: How Are Wrongful Death Settlements Calculated?

A: Wrongful death settlements are calculated based on the damages suffered by a surviving family and their lost loved one. These damages may include:

  • Medical costs from the deceased’s injuries prior to death
  • Lost financial support that the family earned from the deceased’s income
  • Lost inheritance
  • Lost benefits
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Pain and suffering of the deceased prior to death
  • Loss of consortium, companionship, and support
  • Mental anguish and emotional distress

In some cases, a wrongful death settlement may also include punitive damages.

Q: Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in California?

A: In California, a surviving family member can file a wrongful death claim. Under state law, this will be one of the following:

  • Surviving spouse or domestic partner
  • Children or descendants of deceased children
  • Individuals entitled to the estate under intestate succession
  • Legal guardian of the deceased, if the parents would have been entitled but are deceased
  • Parties who were dependent on the deceased, including a putative spouse and children, stepchildren, or parents

The personal representative of the estate can also file a wrongful death claim.

Q: What Is the Purpose of a Wrongful Death Claim?

A: The purpose of a wrongful death claim is to hold a party legally and financially responsible for their negligence, recklessness, or misconduct when it results in another party’s death. Wrongful death claims enable surviving family members to hold the at-fault party liable and recover the damages that they suffered, which can give a family much-needed financial support during this difficult time. A wrongful death claim is a form of personal injury claim that can be filed when the injured party does not survive their injuries.

Contact Easton & Easton, LLP, Today

When you need skilled legal support after the loss of a loved one in Corona, Easton & Easton, LLP, can help. Contact our firm today.

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