Oxnard Wrongful Death Attorneys
No one is ever fully prepared for the death of a loved one. And when it happens unexpectedly, due to the careless or malicious actions of another person, it’s extremely difficult to bear. But that’s exactly what happens in cases of wrongful death.
Of course, no amount of money will ever be able to replace your loved one and everything they meant to you. But an Oxnard wrongful death claim can make it easier to move on with your life, knowing that the people who harmed your loved one have been held accountable. It may also discourage others whose careless actions might put a life at risk.
At NordstrandBlack PC, we treat all our clients with the compassion and sensitivity you deserve. We’ll sit down with you and listen to your story. We’ll investigate the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s death and advise you on the best way to go forward.
The experienced litigators at NordstrandBlack PC will file a claim against anyone whose negligent behavior caused the loss that you’ve been forced to experience.
Call (805) 962-2022 to schedule a consultation today.
In California, wrongful death occurs when someone dies as the result of another person’s negligent or wrongful actions. This may be due to reckless behavior such as drunk driving, careless behavior such as releasing a hazardous product into the marketplace without sufficient testing, or malevolent behavior such as an act of violence.
A wrongful death civil action is completely separate from any criminal case. Evidence collected from law enforcement agencies such as police reports and blood alcohol content (BAC) test results may be used, but a criminal conviction is not required for surviving family members who wish to file a wrongful death claim.
Circumstances where the victim’s survivors may be able to file a successful wrongful death claim include:
- Automobile crashes
- Big rig truck collisions
- Pedestrians who are stuck by a motor vehicle
- Bicycle accidents
- Motorcycle crashes
- Construction site accidents
- Nursing home negligence
- Dog attacks
- Unsafe premises
- Workplace accidents
- Defective products
Only one wrongful death claim can be filed, and eligibility is determined by California Law. Legal recipients in a wrongful death claim include the victim’s:
- Minors living in the household for six months or longer who were dependent on the victim for at least half of their support
Other relatives including the victim’s siblings or grandchildren may be eligible if there are no other living relatives.
The experienced trial attorneys at NordstrandBlack PC will collect evidence that supports your wrongful death claim. The burden of proof is much lower than it would be for criminal prosecution. To win your case, your attorney will have to demonstrate that there is a preponderance of evidence to support your claim.
In California, survivors may be able to file a survival action, allowing you to collect compensation for physical pain and mental anguish suffered by the victim before they passed away. Our team will advise you on the most effective course of action.
Damages included in a wrongful death claim may include:
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of income
- Burial and funeral costs
- Loss of financial support
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of love and protection
The death of a loved one is an extremely painful and personal experience. Our Oxnard personal injury lawyers at NordstrandBlack PC will do everything we can to help you get through this difficult time.
We’ve won millions of dollars in settlements for our clients, and our firm has a perfect 10.0 rating from Avvo and a Martindale-Hubbell – AV Preeminent Rating. You won’t owe us anything unless we win your case.
Call (805) 962-2022 to learn more today.