Defining Wrongful Death
Wrongful death is defined as the loss of an individual due to negligence, or the conduct of another. In cases where a loved one is unexpectedly taken from their family without notice, a traumatic, emotional and financial void is often created.
Approaching a Wrongful Death Case with an Attorney
When families lose a loved one because of someone else’s actions, that person – or company – should be held responsible for their actions. It is important to understand that it is not always a single person that is negligent in the loss of another’s life, which is where the experienced attorneys at Binder & Associates can help. Government entities, corporations and insurance companies alike can share the burden. Our lawyers provide focused investigations to insure that the responsible parties are held accountable for their involvement.
Although the goal in most of Wrongful Death cases is to help the family regain the financial loss, including current and future earnings their loved one provided, the center of our case is the family’s overall recovery. Our attorneys understand that unexpectedly losing a loved one creates an immense void in the lives of the people who loved him or her. Whether it is a spouse, sibling, parent or even child, we focus on helping our clients heal fully by holding the individual or party who caused their loved one’s death responsible.
Gaining Justice for Our Clients
At Binder & Associates, our attorneys fight for our clients’ rights, spending countless hours researching and investigating the best course of success in each of our cases.
Our attorneys and support staff have battled with large corporations, giant insurance companies, and individuals helping our clients achieve justice for the loss of their loved one.
One such case involved a young child whose father was taken too soon in an airplane crash. The plane was being flown by a licensed pilot and the father was simply a passenger who was looking for a small plane to make his business travel more fluid. Due to a defective product that caused the engine to malfunction, the plane crashed killing everyone on board.
Explaining to a child that his father wasn’t coming home was the job of his mother – who was divorced from the father. Our hearts broke for the young man, and although the fight was going to be arduous, we wanted to help this child move forward in the financial fashion his father had worked so hard to achieve.
In the end, we were able to secure a settlement for this young man that was over $13 million.
Calculating Compensation in Wrongful Death Cases
Wrongful Death cases are complicated in a number of ways, which is why our attorneys strive to provide the best legal advice available, to insure our clients know exactly what they are entitled to when moving forward with these difficult cases.
Each case is unique, and our lawyers will research each one thoroughly to achieve the best settlement possible for those seeking financial retribution. Depending on the family’s dependence on the deceased, a number of the following recovery items can be pursued:
- Medical Expenses
- Funeral & Burial Expenses
- Future Earnings
Although individuals are not entitled to place a monetary value on their emotional suffering, as they are able to do in most personal injury cases, they can claim financial recovery for the loss of love, comfort, society and affection. Our attorneys lead our clients through this process to deliver the best outcome possible for their individual case.
Finally, if it is possible to prove that your loved one suffered in the end and did not pass instantly as a result of negligence, our attorneys will take a strong look at recovering for their suffering. Our thorough investigation will uncover each avenue that we can pursue prior to the case proceeding.
Binder & Associates: Superior Legal Experience
The attorneys at Binder & Associates have over 30 years of experience handling Wrongful Death cases. When our clients are looking for answers after losing a loved one, we are able to guide them with our experience and fortitude to provide results that will help them heal. When seeking justice for the loss of a loved one, there is absolutely no substitution for experience. We have handled countless Wrongful Death cases with great success for over three decades, and are proud of the results we achieve for our clients.
Partnering with Success
If you have lost a loved one in what you believe was a Wrongful Death, contact our attorney group today at (626) 793-9124. We can help you understand what it takes to move forward with your case, beginning with a free consultation. Our attorneys understand how difficult this is for families looking for answers, and we have the resources to help our clients move forward with confidence.