Southern California Wrongful Death Lawyer
The Law Firm of Oscar A. Ischiu, Esq. helps accident injury victims in Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties recover compensation when they’ve been injured by others in truck accidents, car accidents, and other types of negligence. In the worst cases, another’s negligent behavior proves fatal to the accident victim. In these tragic situations, our firm helps the surviving family members seek justice, accountability, and financial compensation from the party responsible for causing the death of a loved one through their negligence. These cases can be complex from a legal perspective and also difficult for grieving family members to deal with during a difficult time in their lives. We approach these cases with compassion and understanding, sensitive to your feelings but also to your needs as you deal with the loss of a family wage-earner, household manager, or cherished loved one. Our firm is here to help you through this challenging period and get you the help you need to move on as best you can.
If someone else’s negligence or wrongful act has taken the life of someone you love or depended on in Los Angeles or San Bernardino County, call The Law Firm of Oscar A. Ischiu, Esq. for a no-cost consultation and immediate assistance getting justice and compensation on behalf of your loved one.
Parties We Represent in California Wrongful Death Matters
The injured party in a wrongful death case is the family member left behind who is harmed in many ways by the loss of a loved one. California law recognizes the right of certain persons to bring a wrongful death action against the negligent party responsible for the death. Persons who can assert a wrongful death claim in California include:
- Surviving spouse or domestic partner
- Descendants of deceased children
- Other relatives who could inherit under California laws of intestate succession
- Certain others who depended on the deceased for support
A wrongful death action can be pursued by any of the above or by the person appointed to serve as personal representative of the estate.
Damages Recoverable in a Wrongful Death Case
Money damages are the way the law holds negligent parties accountable for wrongful death. Of course, money doesn’t make up for the loss of a loved one or make everything all right, but it is the remedy allowed by law and the closest way we have of holding a negligent party responsible for the harm they have caused. Money damages also provide very real help and support for family members to help them go on. Without money damages, the family left behind would be further victimized by the financial hardship that can follow the unexpected loss of an important member of the family.
Damages recoverable in a wrongful death case include both “economic’ and “noneconomic” damages. Economic damages refer to direct, measurable expenses and financial losses the family members incur, such as:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- The loss of future earnings the deceased would have made and contributed to the household
- The loss of financial benefits the family members would have received based on their relationship to the deceased
- The value of household services that would have been provided by the deceased, such as taking care of the children, housekeeping and household management
Non-economic damages refer to other types of losses the family members feel and experience, even if they don’t have a concrete dollar value attached to them that can be objectively measured. Examples of non-economic damages include:
- Loss of love and companionship
- Loss of intimate relations with a spouse
- Loss of parental guidance and training
- Loss of moral guidance and support
A trained wrongful death lawyer will be able to put together a case that puts an appropriate value to these damages and builds a strong case for compensation from the responsible party. in Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties, you can count on The Law Firm of Oscar A. Ischiu, Esq. to approach your case with skill and dedication toward getting you a good result that is fair and adequately reflects your needs.
Dedicated and Compassionate Help After Wrongful Death in Los Angeles or San Bernardino County
If you have lost a loved one in a Southern California truck accident, car accident, or otherwise due to the negligence of another, call The Law Firm of Oscar A. Ischiu, Esq. to discuss your needs. Your call is free, and we only charge a fee if and when we are successful in recovering compensation on your behalf. With offices in West Covina, Ontario and Monrovia, we serve individuals and families throughout Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties. Our office is fluent in both English and Spanish and ready to serve you. Call now if you need immediate assistance.