9 Jan 2019,

Can California Family Members Sue In An Automobile Accident?

Has your loved one been injured in a tragic automobile accident in California? Is your family member suffering from traumatic injuries that will change his or her life permanently? Did you lose your loved one in an automobile accident due to a reckless or distracted driver? Are you wondering when family members sue after an automobile accident?

If this has happened to you and your family, you need a reliable accident law firm that respects your time, your grief, and treats you as if you were its only client. You need a support system to handle the red tape, the insurance adjusters, the police, the hospital, the auto body shops, and many other parties and entities of interest involved in a California personal injury case.

The Levinson Law Group can help! When family members sue, our experienced team of legal professionals assumes the burden of dealing with these various parties. We accept cases on a contingent fee. That means that if there is no recovery in your case you pay no fee. And in most cases, we even advance the costs. For your free consultation, call (760) 642-5475 today.

When Should Family Members Sue After an Automobile Accident?

The accident victim is not the only person injured in an automobile accident. Family members suffer emotional and financial damages when a loved one is injured in a motor vehicle accident. Family members sue for several reasons; however, the two most common reasons family members sue after an automobile accident involve spousal loss of consortium and wrongful death.

California Lawsuit for Spousal Loss of Consortium

A loss of consortium claim arises when one spouse is involved in an automobile accident that results in life-changing injuries. These injuries have a devastating effect on the spouse’s ability to resume and enjoy the life he or she had before the accident. If spouses lose the ability to be physically intimate or if the uninjured spouse loses the love, companionship, support, and guidance a spouse provides due to injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident, the uninjured spouse may have a claim for loss of consortium.

In this case, the family member sues for the loss suffered because his or her spouse was injured in an automobile accident. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you evaluate the claim and gather evidence to seek justice for your loss.

California Wrongful Death Lawsuits

When you lose a loved one in an automobile accident, your life is never the same. Absolutely nothing takes away your pain or undoes the damage done. The loss you have suffered is unimaginable and the last thing on your mind at the time of such a tragic loss is suing the person or parties responsible. However, seeking justice for your loved one can often help the healing process.

Furthermore, the loss of a loved one causes a financial burden for the family. You may need assistance to pay for your family’s needs without your spouse’s income. A wrongful death claim can pay the funeral expenses for your loved one, reimburse you for medical bills incurred from the automobile accident prior to your loved one’s death, and compensate you for the loss of income contributed to the family by your loved one.

The Levinson Law Group wants to assist you as you seek justice for your family member.