Mountain View Wrongful Death
Coping with the loss of a loved one is a painful and emotional experience. Losing a family member is even more difficult when someone else’s wrongful conduct caused your loved one’s death. If your family member suffered fatal injuries, you might be entitled to compensation from the responsible party under a wrongful death claim.
Attorneys at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger represent clients in all types of personal injury cases, including wrongful death claims. We know that we cannot change past events, but we can help you and your family hold the responsible party accountable and pursue a financial recovery for the losses that you have suffered.
Wrongful Death Practice
- Attorneys at our law firm have dedicated their careers to helping injured clients and their families move forward after life-changing accidents. We know that fatal injury claims are difficult for surviving family members, and we handle these cases with the utmost respect and compassion.
- Our law firm is a highly recognized and established personal injury firm, and our attorneys are known for getting results. We have successfully secured maximum financial recoveries for our clients, including multimillion-dollar settlements and jury awards.
- We have the experience, knowledge, and resources necessary to calculate the full value of the losses that you and your family have suffered due to your loved one’s death. We will pursue a financial recovery from the responsible party that fully and fairly compensates you for your losses.
Common Types of Wrongful Death Cases
Wrongful death claims are appropriate when someone’s negligent, reckless, or intentional conduct causes another person’s death and surviving family members suffer losses as a result. Automobile, bicycle, and pedestrian accidents caused by negligent vehicle operation are common types of wrongful death claims. Other types of fatal injury claims that our attorneys handle include medical malpractice, premises liability, workplace accidents, violent crimes, and defective product accidents.
Wrongful Death Compensation
Calculating the value of a wrongful death case can be a complex process. As mentioned above, we have access to significant resources, including contacts with financial experts that can provide assistance with valuing your claim. Economic and noneconomic damages are recoverable in wrongful death cases.
Economic damages include the loss of the decedent’s financial support, funeral and burial expenses, and the value of the decedent’s household services. Noneconomic damages are more difficult to calculate because they do not have a fixed monetary value. Examples of noneconomic damages include loss of the decedent’s training, guidance, love, companionship, care, assistance, affection, and moral support.
If your loved one survived for any amount of time after the accident, compensation for the losses he or she experienced before death may be recoverable for the estate under a survival action. Recoverable losses under a survival action include medical bills, lost wages, and in some cases, punitive damages may be awarded.
Wrongful Death Attorney
If your family is struggling with the loss of a loved one and you have questions about your legal options, we can help. Contact a wrongful death attorney at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger to schedule a free consultation. We know that no amount of compensation will bring back your family member. However, a successful wrongful death claim against the responsible party may help to ease your financial burdens and provide you with a sense of closure.