Temecula Wrongful Death Lawyers
Helping Families Recover from the Loss of a Loved One
Losing a loved one is a terrible tragedy, and it is made worse by the knowledge that it might have been preventable. If you are dealing with someone’s passing due to another’s negligence or recklessness, get the help you need to hold them accountable and get through this tragedy.
With over half a century of combined experience, the Temecula wrongful death lawyers at Sweeney, Sweeney & Sweeney, APC understand how to help you build a strong case and obtain the compensation you are due for the untimely loss of your loved one. We are here to help, let us help you.
Wrongful Death Damages in California
When you lose someone because of negligence, the situation is already immensely tragic, but dealing with the legal side of things can be too much to bear. At Sweeney, Sweeney & Sweeney, APC, we understand how difficult these times can be. We help our clients obtain compensation and accountability so they and their families can move on.
As your advocate, we will bring our comprehensive knowledge to do everything possible to seek damages for:
- Medical bills
- Memorial and burial expenses
- Injury to the deceased
- Pain and suffering of the family
- Punitive and pecuniary damages where applicable
Our wrongful death lawyers understand how difficult these times can be to reach out to a law firm. It is our foremost goal to take care of the legal side of things so you and your loved ones can handle personal business and move forward as best as possible. We are here for you and encourage you to get in touch.
Examples of Wrongful Death Cases
A wrongful death can occur in nearly every form of accident. With that said, some accidents result in accidents more often than others.
Seven common causes of wrongful death cases include:
- Aircraft accidents
- Auto accidents
- Defective products
- Unsafe premises
- Construction accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
Wrongful death cases are complex. At Sweeney, Sweeney & Sweeney, APC, our legal team has over 60 years of experience and is well-equipped to represent all types of wrongful death claims.
Who Can Bring a Wrongful Death Claim in Florida?
According to Florida Statutes, the following individuals are eligible to file a wrongful death claim:
- Surviving Spouse: a surviving spouse may recover damages for loss of companionship, loss of protection, and mental pain and suffering.
- Surviving Children: If there is no surviving spouse, then children of the deceased may recover damages for loss of parental companionship, instruction, and guidance as well as for mental pain and suffering.
- Surviving Parents: If there are no surviving spouse or children, then the parents of the deceased may recover mental pain and suffering damages.
If you have questions about the eligibility of your wrongful death claim, please do not hesitate to contact our experienced team of lawyers. Again, we are here to help, so let us help you!
Our Family Helping Your Family
It is our foremost goal to take care of all legal details while you attend to personal business, grieving, and doing everything possible to move forward. Our family-firm approach ensures that an attorney will always be here for you in your time of need to address all questions you may have.
Throughout the case, we will be attentive to your needs, keep you abreast of all developments, and answer any questions you may have as they arise. Because of the complications these cases, we encourage you to get in touch as soon as possible.
Should I provide a recorded statement to the insurance company?
It is our strong recommendation that this not be done without legal representation so as not to jeopardize your claim. The reality is that insurance claims adjusters are skilled at asking questions that are designed to result in the reduction or denial of your claim. Insurance companies are businesses, and they are in business to make money. Their lawyers often try to use recorded statements in order to minimize or deny the value of accident claims. You need us to help you.
Should I inform the other party's insurance company about the accident?
To pursue the claim, the other party’s insurance company needs to be contacted. However, the other party's insurer — and likely your insurer — may take something that you said and manipulate your statement in order to minimize or altogether deny your accident claim. Again, contact us as soon as possible after your accident, as we can handle any further communication with the insurance companies to ensure no misunderstandings occur and you claim is not jeopardized. Also, if the other party's insurer contacts you for information, you are not obliged to make any statements. Instead, refer the insurer to your attorney.
Should I inform my insurance company that I was involved in a crash?
Yes. Waiting to notify your insurer could result in your accident not being covered. However, when you contact the insurance company, provide only the facts of the case and avoid making any statements about who was at fault. You should contact a personal injury lawyer before making any more statements to the insurance company.
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