Losing somebody you love is an unbelievable challenge that many people around you may not understand. We understand. At Fisher & Talwar, we are here to help if you need a Burbank wrongful death attorney by your side. If the negligent actions of another individual or entity led to your loved one’s loss of life, we want to investigate your claim and begin the process of recovering compensation and closure on your behalf.

Fisher & Talwar is Here to Help

  • At Fisher & Talwar, our team believes in communication with clients. If you have questions or concerns, we are here to help as we guide you through the legal process.
  • We believe that having a skilled wrongful death attorney by your side not only helps increase your chances of recovering the compensation you and your family are entitled to, but also gives you peace of mind as you seek closure for what happened.
  • We are ready to negotiate. We are good at negotiating. However, if negotiations fail, we have no problem taking your case to trial.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Burbank?

In California, specific individuals are permitted to file a wrongful death claims, per California Code of Civil Procedure Section 377.60. Those eligible include:

  • Immediate family members. This includes the deceased person’s spouse, domestic partner, and children. If the deceased does not have a surviving spouse or children, then the right to file may extend to the deceased’s parents or siblings.
  • Financial dependents. Individuals who were financially dependent on the deceased person, such as a putative spouse (someone who genuinely believed they were in a valid marriage with the decedent), children of the putative spouse, stepchildren, or parents, may also have the right to file a wrongful death claim.
  • Personal representatives. The personal representative of the decedent’s estate can file a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the estate and the beneficiaries.

It is vital that you consult with a knowledgeable wrongful death attorney to determine if you are eligible to file a claim and to understand the complexities involved.

Burbank Wrongful Death Compensation

The compensation available in a wrongful death claim aims to cover both economic and non-economic losses suffered by the deceased’s family. This compensation may include:

  • Medical expenses. Any medical costs incurred due to the injury or illness that led to the deceased’s death.
  • Funeral and burial costs. Expenses related to the funeral and burial services.
  • Loss of income. Compensation for the income that the decedent would have provided if they had survived.
  • Loss of benefits. Including health benefits, pension plans, and retirement benefits that the deceased provided to their family.
  • Loss of companionship. Compensation for the emotional pain and suffering and loss of companionship, love, and support experienced by the family members.
  • Pain and suffering. Emotional distress and mental anguish for the survivors caused by the loss of a loved one.

At Fisher & Talwar, we work diligently to help you receive the maximum compensation available to help you and your family cope with the financial and emotional impacts of your loss. The total amount of compensation paid to families for a successful claim will vary depending on factors related to your particular claim.

Please speak to your wrongful death lawyer in Burbank about what you may be able to expect, but understand that any estimate you receive is just an estimate. Each case is different.

Time Limit for Filing a Wrongful Death Case

In California, there is a statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death lawsuit. Generally, you have two years from the date of your loved one’s death to file a claim. If you do not file within this timeframe, you may lose your right to seek compensation.

It is essential to act quickly and consult with a wrongful death attorney to ensure that you do not miss any critical deadlines. There are several exceptions to the wrongful death statute of limitations in California, but understanding these exceptions is confusing. Your wrongful death lawyer can explain any possible exemptions that may apply to your case and help you formulate a path forward.

How Will an Attorney Help Your Claim Move Forward?

Navigating a wrongful death claim can be overwhelming, especially while grieving the loss of a loved one. A wrongful death attorney in Burbank can provide invaluable assistance by:

  • Investigating the case. Gathering as much evidence as possible from various sources, interviewing witnesses, and consulting with experts to build a strong case.
  • Establishing liability. Identifying the parties responsible for your loved one’s death and proving their negligence or wrongful actions.
  • Calculating damages. Assessing the full extent of your losses to ensure you seek appropriate compensation.
  • Negotiating with insurers. Handling all communications with insurance companies to negotiate a fair settlement.
  • Representing you in court. If a settlement cannot be reached, your attorney will be prepared to take your case to trial and advocate on your behalf.

At Fisher & Talwar, we are dedicated to providing compassionate and effective legal representation to help you secure the justice and compensation you deserve.

How Can You Afford a Wrongful Death Lawyer?

We handle wrongful death claims on a contingency fee basis, but what does this mean for your family?

A contingency fee arrangement means that you will only pay legal fees if our team successfully recovers compensation for your losses. You will not have to pay any upfront costs, and the final legal fees will not need to be paid until after everything is finished. In the event we do not win the case for you, you will not owe anything at all. Our goal is to secure the compensation you and your family are entitled to, and then we’ll worry about legal fees.

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Call a Burbank Wrongful Death Attorney Today

If your loved one lost their life because of the reckless or negligent actions of another individual or entity in or around the Burbank area, the team at Fisher & Talwar is ready to help. Let our Burbank wrongful death attorney offer a free consultation of your claim so you can understand the best options moving forward for you and your family. You can get a hold of us today by calling (213) 318-3052 or by filling out our contact form.