Wrongful Death

Los Angeles wrongful death lawyer Allen Vaysberg understands that the ability to fully grieve after the loss of a love one is contingent upon closure. You and your family deserve to celebrate the life of the loved one you lost, instead of suffering immeasurable anxiety regarding your lives going forward.

Our attorney group focuses on the family of wrongful death victims, and provides a composed and compassionate shoulder for them to lean on during this incredibly difficult time. When it is time to negotiate with the lawyers of the defending party, each lawyer in our firm applies an aggressive and experience approach to gaining results for our wrongful death clients.

The loss of a loved one is always difficult, but having this loss due to the negligence or misconduct of another only adds to the pain that is felt. No dollar amount can ever replace them. However, ensuring that the heirs and survivors are adequately provided for and the responsible negligent party is held accountable can help provide some peace of mind.

At Steers & Associates, our wrongful death lawyers in the Los Angeles area concentrate on the legal interpretation of negligence in any industry that resulted in the untimely death of another. We are committed to providing our clients with a successful and a proper settlement that will allow them to grieve without worry, and begin their lives again with a positive approach to enjoying a successful future.

The attorneys of Steers & Associates make it a priority to provide personal, sensitive attention to the families involved in a wrongful death case. Compassionate communication with the deceased’s family and providing fast responses to clients’ questions is essential.

We are devoted to bringing all of our legal resources to bear on these unfortunate and tragic cases, aggressively supporting the heirs and dependents of the deceased with their right to negotiate a fair settlement or bring suit against the party that caused the loved one’s death.

The Los Angeles wrongful death lawyers in our firm collaborate on each case to ensure our clients are receiving the top notch experience required to advance their case fully in the court of law. All wrongful death lawyers on the Steers & Associates legal team are accomplished attorneys who have recovered millions of dollars in cases throughout the years. Allow us to help your family move forward in life without the struggle that wrongful death imposes. We are here to help.

The Law Office of Steers & Associates helps surviving family members with wrongful death legal representation in the following areas:

  • Vehicle, Motorcycle, Bus, Bicycle Accidents
  • Medical Negligence
  • Work-related Accidents
  • Boating & Plane Accidents
  • Sporting Accidents
  • Dangerous & Defective Products
  • Unsafe Properties

The process of dealing with a wrongful death case can become very complicated. The firm’s expert legal team is experienced in all aspects of wrongful death cases, this is critical for maximizing settlement results or in preparation for a potential trial. This could include:

  • Accident scene inspection;
  • Dealing with the police and authorities if necessary;
  • Obtaining witness statements by the law firm’s investigators;
  • Obtaining medical treatment reports;
  • Producing investigative reports on central elements of the case (e.g., negligent individuals or entities involved, vehicles, road design & maintenance, product safety, medical staffing & procedures; etc.).

When necessary, the firm will bring in a wide range of expert witnesses on behalf of our clients; from accident recreation specialists and medical doctors, to scientific product analysts and forensic economists who can provide pivotal comprehensive earnings analysis of the victim. Our expert witness resources are substantial and effective.

Call Us Today to Get the Closure You Deserve

If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another, allow our lawyers to transfer your angst and anxieties into the courtroom in an effort to acquire a financial settlement on your behalf. Contact the Los Angeles wrongful death attorneys at Steers & Associates today at (800) 824-5416 to understand how we can help you start anew.

There are no legal fees unless the firm makes a recovery for you.

Steers & Associates offers our legal services with wrongful death cases on a contingency-fee basis. When a settlement for damages is secured, the firm’s legal fees will be covered by an agreed upon percentage of the financial compensation to the client.

Wrongful Death FAQs:

In a Wrongful Death Case, the Client Has to Be Entitled to Assert a Claim on Behalf of the Deceased

Wrongful death cases have certain requirements that other types of cases do not. It’s based under the applicable law for those kinds of cases. The first question I ask when there’s a wrongful death case is who is going to be my client? This is because I have to establish that the client is someone that can assert a claim on behalf of the deceased.

If the person is one that can assert a claim then, of course, I need to still go through the same analysis I would for a regular accident case.

The Case Is Analyzed and Fault Is Determined

Then, of course, assuming that we can prove that it’s the fault of someone else that caused the death, I would want to see, of course, who caused the death. Do they have insurance? How much is the insurance policy limit? Is a company with sufficient assets somehow responsible or is their employee or agent responsible?

We want to see if the full value for the loss can be recovered. If it’s an individual, for example, that caused a wrongful death, it may be difficult to recover the full value of the case from them personally if they lack sufficient assets or insurance coverage or were not acting while in the course and scope of employment.

The Law Allows Family Members to Be Compensated for the Loss of the Loved One’s Companionship and Support

The law allows for compensation to the appropriate family member or members of the deceased due to the loss of the deceased’s companionship, society, love, affection, and support.

It Is Important in Wrongful Death Cases for the Attorney to Convey the Extent of the Emotions Experienced by Family Members after a Loss

I know it must be tough but how do you help remove the emotional aspect from that with a client?

I do feel like the emotional aspect is important. It is especially important when you’re dealing with a serious injury case or a wrongful death case.

I want to have a connection with the client to really understand what they’re feeling and try to walk in their shoes to some extent, although you can never fully do that. You want to see or try to feel what they’re experiencing and how the loss has affected their life.

I think if you do that you’re going to be a better advocate for your client. You try to present that or convey that to the other side and to a jury if necessary.  I think that’s very important.

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