Thousands of accidents occur to personal injury victims every year in Los Angeles. In many of these cases, the victims sustain serious injuries, but nonetheless survive to hire an accident attorney and receive proper compensation. However, many
Los Angeles personal injury attorneys work on accident cases in which the claimaint is not the accident victim, but the victim's family members due to wrongful death.
Wrongful death is one of the most traumatic experiences a family member can suffer through. In the event of
wrongful death, a victim deceases as a result of the injuries he or she sustained in the
personal injury accident, and the family members therefore take on the burden of becoming the "victim," and sue the negligent party for damages on behalf of the deceased family member.
Can a child have a Wrongful Death case?
In a personal injury case, the victim sues the negligent party's insurance company for damages that compensate for the unearned wages and medical expenses the victim was forced to pay. However, what if the deceased in the case of a wrongful death suit was a child who didn't need medical expenses and didn't work? Is there a case for the grieving family members? Any Los Angeles personal injury lawyer would say yes, family members who have lost a child due to wrongful death can absolutely claim substantial damages, even though there are no unearned wages or medical expenses to cover. It's called "pain and suffering."
What is pain and suffering?
Pain and suffering is a term that represents the emotional trauma that victims suffer as a result of an accident. In this case, the victims are represented by the deceased child's parents and family members. The victims have undergone serious emotional trauma in the event of a child's death, which can be just as debilitating as physical injury as a result of a normal personal injury accident. Los Angeles personal injury attorneys, such as the experts at Pacific Attorney Group, will fight for the victims rights to be compensated for the time that they have lost grieving. The victims must also pay for funeral services, and the damages would certainly cover that, as well.
Wrongful death is never something a victim should suffer through. There is no excuse for the negligence of others claiming the life of another human being. If your or a loved one has become the victim of a wrongful death suit, do the right thing and contact a personal injury attorney at once. The lawyers of Pacific Attorney Group are here to help you through this long and emotional process.