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Seeking Justice After the Death of a Loved One
Wrongful death claims can be some of the most challenging matters to navigate. You've just lost a loved one and deserve to mourn in peace, yet there is so much left unresolved. Thankfully, you don't have to handle these matters alone. Attorney Scott D. Hughes is a dedicated and compassionate personal injury lawyer. With numerous years of experience handling complex personal injury claims, we are equipped to take care of your wrongful death case.
If you have lost a loved one due to the negligent or reckless actions of another individual, you need counsel from a qualified personal injury lawyer. Attorney Hughes understands how difficult this time is and can provide the caring counsel you need to move forward peacefully. We have helped countless clients secure the compensation they need to pursue a brighter future. You don't have to go through this time alone; contact our firm today for support.
What is a Wrongful Death Claim?
Sadly, wrongful death accidents happen every day. Individuals may lose their life in a serious car accident, dangerous workplace accident, or any other type of incident. It may be a result of a defective product or poorly maintained property. Other reasons can also include improper medical treatment or lack of care.
Who Can Bring a Wrongful Death Action?
People who may bring lawsuits for wrongful death can include:
- Surviving spouse
- Decedent's children
- In some cases, the following people may be able to bring a lawsuit if they were dependent upon the decedent:
- Putative Spouse (innocent parties who believe they are lawfully married) and their children
- Minors that were financially dependent upon the decedent
No matter the cause, the attorneys at the Law Offices of Scott D. Hughes can help you pursue the following:
- Funeral and burial costs
- Loss of income/household support
- Any medical expenses caused by the accident
- Loss of benefits
- Mental/emotional pain and suffering
- Any other damages caused by the accident
- If you are a surviving spouse or partner, you may also have the right to pursue damages for loss of relationship and companionship, also known as loss of consortium.
Limited Time to Act
The attorneys at the Law Offices of Scott D. Hughes understand that you need time to grieve, but the statutes of limitations in California prevents you from filing a claim after just two years from the date of the incident. The statute of limitations is less for medical malpractice claims (one year), or government tort claims against public entities (six months). For this reason, it is extremely important for you to hand your case off to a diligent and reliable legal professional as soon as possible.
A wrongful death case should be about bringing justice and honor to the name of your loved one and securing the support you need to move forward from your tragic loss. You need a lawyer who respects your situation and will do everything they can to help you hold negligent parties responsible. Contact an Orange County personal injury attorney from the firm today.
Why Should You Hire Our Firm?
- Our firm has over two decades of legal experience combined
- We have earned an AV® rating from Martindale-Hubbell®
Scott Hughes was named to the California
Super Lawyers® list
- Ranked as a Top Attorney by Los Angeles Magazine in 2012
- We offer a FREE initial consultation to start your case
Are you ready to get started on your case? Contact our firm at (714) 987-2671 to arrange your free consultation.