Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley, LLP is a Los Angeles personal injury law firm with experienced wrongful death attorneys. A wrongful death refers to a death caused by another person’s criminal or negligent act.
A wrongful death refers to a death caused by another person’s criminal or negligent act.
The following types of deaths may be considered wrongful deaths:
- drunk driver collided with a car and killed the other driver,
- contractor built an unsound house which collapsed and killed the residents,
- drug manufacturer produced a prescription drug that caused a fatal heart attack in a patient that took the drug, and
- doctor failed to disclose to patient that lab report found cancerous cells, allowing the cancer to progress, spread and eventually kill the patient.
In a wrongful death suit, the spouse, children, siblings, and parents of the deceased may recover monetary compensation for their economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages include the victim’s earning capacity for a projected lifespan, services performed by the victim that must now be performed by someone else, and any gifts that the victim would likely have given to the survivor had the decedent been alive. Recoverable non-economic damages include the loss of the victim’s companionship, advice and moral support, love, and sexual relations between married spouses. During this time of tragedy, our Los Angeles injury attorneys can help you. Please contact our Los Angeles injury law firm now for a free consultation.