Let an Experienced Wrongful Death Attorney Help You
Losing someone because of another person’s irresponsible behavior is overwhelming. There is no amount of money that can bring back a loved one. Even thinking about pursuing a monetary lawsuit is difficult. But in many cases the deceased’s dependents and close family members will need to pursue compensation for financial and emotional losses.
The Law Office of Michael D. Waks has extensive experience handling wrongful death lawsuits in Long Beach, Los Angeles and other Southern California communities. Michael Waks provides personal attention to each client. He understands that losing a loved one is extremely painful and stressful, and a wrongful death lawsuit can be complex, contentious and very emotional. Call (562) 206-1939 to discuss your legal options.
What is Important to Know about a Wrongful Death Case?
Wrongful death cases arise from a number of different circumstances, often accidents or mishaps involving:
- Use of automobiles, farm machinery, industrial machinery, recreational equipment, construction equipment and tools
- Exposure to toxic substances
- Defective products or drugs
- Medical malpractice
- Violent crimes such as shootings, assaults and robberies
Under California law, a personal injury attorney acting on behalf of surviving family members can file a joint lawsuit.
The following people are eligible to be included in the wrongful death lawsuit:
- Surviving spouse
- Surviving issue of a deceased child of the decedent
- Domestic partner
If none of the people above exist, then parents, stepchildren, a putative spouse and/or the children of a putative spouse may claim wrongful death damages if they were dependent upon the decedent.
If you lost a loved one due to a negligent act, you may be entitled to pursue damages for wrongful death including economic and non-economic (emotional) losses. Michael Waks has the knowledge, skill and resources to put together a strong wrongful death case and get the results you deserve. Call (562) 206-1939 to have your questions answered.
Contact a Long Beach Wrongful Death Attorney
Michael Waks’ personal injury law practice is based on the principle of providing each client with strong, compassionate representation. He handles each case personally to ensure you receive the benefits of hiring an expert wrongful death attorney.
Contact the Law Office of Michael D. Waks for a free confidential consultation. Michael is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Calling does not obligate you to hire Michael. If you do hire Michael, you don’t pay any fees unless you win.