We have all dealt with accidents. Some are big and some are small, but overall they never feel good. The worst is when accidents happen without our knowledge. Even more tragic is when the accident turns into a devastating life-ending event. Our wrongful death lawyers at the Law Offices of Howard Kornberg in Los Angeles know that these kinds of incidents are never easy. Accidents that result in death are due to the gross negligence of a person or a party. Our Wrongful Death Attorneys are ready to help you get the justice and compensation your loved one deserves.
“Murrieta Valley Unified pays $11 million settlement and apologizes for boy’s death” was the headline of the local news explaining how the school district was negligent in taking care of a boy who was injured during a pool party. The boy was underwater for at least 2 minutes. When he was finally seen, other students pulled him out of the pool but no one bothered to try CPR or other resuscitation practices. The boy was 13 years old. As a result of his not getting the help, he needed he was without oxygen for 9 minutes until the paramedics got there. He was then hospitalized for a month before he died. The school decided to settle because it would omit liability, but they wouldn’t have settled had a claim never been made.
How Do Wrongful Death Claims Work?
If you are reading this blog then there is a good chance that you are seeking education or understanding of this kind of claim. First, our Los Angeles wrongful death attorneys at the Law Offices of Howard Kornberg would like you to know that we have the education and resources to help you best. We are an award-winning law firm known for our thorough research and efficient investigations. When it comes to Wrongful Death claims we look for four features:
- The death was caused by the alleged person or party
- The death was directly correlated to the negligent conduct
- The death brought monetary damages
- The surviving family was deeply affected by the death
Usually, the immediate family members start a claim like this to help with funeral expenses as well as medical bills. This kind of claim is not a criminal charge. It will not bring a formal sense of justice to the death of your loved one, but bringing a civil suit can ensure that you are accurately compensated monetarily for the loss of your dead one. As the mother of the young teenager stated that the money cannot bring back her son it is the wish and hope that finding a way to help relieve the family through compensation will help alleviate extra stress brought in addition to the loss of life.
Give us a call at 310-997-0904 or click here to get a better understanding of how we can help you. We want to hear your story. We know that this is not an easy time in your life. Accept our help and we will take care of you like our own.