Will I Be Forced To Go To A Court Hearing If I Have A Wrongful Death Attorney?
Have you lost a loved one due to another person’s careless, reckless, or negligent behavior? Has your family been torn apart by the tragic loss of a loved one in an accident that was preventable? Are you suffering great emotional pain and financial stress due to the loss of your loved one? If so, The Levinson Law Group wants to help you. As an experienced wrongful death attorney, Gordon Levinson can provide the support and guidance you need as you file a wrongful death lawsuit to hold the party responsible for your loved one’s death accountable for his or her actions.
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.
How Can a Wrongful Death Attorney Help Me?
At The Levinson Law Group, we want to help you seek justice for your loved one by holding the responsible party or parties liable in a court of law. No amount of money will ever undo what has been done or ease the pain and grief you have suffered; however, filing a wrongful death lawsuit can accomplish at least three goals:
- Provide monetary compensation that can help support you and your family in the absence of your loved one;
- Provide a measure of justice for you, your family, and your loved one; and,
- Discourage others from behaving in the same manner as the guilty party to prevent other families from suffering the way your family is suffering.
Going to Court in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit
Before we file a wrongful death lawsuit, our accident law firm puts a tremendous amount of time, resources, and preparation into working toward a settlement of your wrongful death claim. If possible, we will attempt to settle the case without filing a lawsuit because a settlement is typically less time-consuming and costly compared to filing a wrongful death lawsuit. However, if the other side refuses to negotiate in good faith or we need a lawsuit in order to obtain vital information from the otherwise, we will file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Even though we have filed a lawsuit, the case can still settle at any time prior to the final verdict. We have cases that settle on the courthouse steps or in the middle of the trial. We will do what is in your best interest.
If we must go to trial on a wrongful death lawsuit, you will most likely be called to testify at the trial. We need you to tell the jury what happened and how the death of your loved one has affected your life and the life of your family. The only way we can make the jury understand the devastation caused by this wrongful death is for you to take the stand and tell them. We understand that emotions run high because the terrible fact is that a life has been lost — in many cases in terrible, preventable accident.
We try to spare you the grief of testifying in court; however, this is not always avoidable. Sometimes the only way to force the other side to take responsibility for his or her actions is to tell your side in court.
Damages in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit
The damages in a wrongful death lawsuit include medical expenses of the decedent prior to death and burial, funeral, and cremation expenses. You may also receive compensation for the loss of future income and support. An economic specialist is used to determine the amount of compensation you should receive for “future earning capacity.” In addition to the financial damages, you are entitled to receive compensation for non-economic damages including the loss of “care, comfort, and society” you experience due to the absence of you loved one.