Palmdale Wrongful Death Lawyer
Losing a loved one is a deeply traumatic experience, made even more painful when that loss was sudden and preventable but was caused by another party’s negligent behavior. In such cases, families may find themselves needing to navigate the complexities of a wrongful death lawsuit. At Trevino Law Firm, we understand the emotional toll this takes, and we’re here to guide you through this difficult time. Attorney Darlene Trevino leads her staff in a caring and compassionate manner to provide you with personalized legal support designed to get results that meet your needs. Contact our experienced Palmdale wrongful death lawyer today to discuss what happened and talk about how we can help.
What Is Wrongful Death?
Wrongful death refers to a legal claim that can be filed when a person’s death is caused by the negligence or wrongful actions of another party. For instance, around 1,000 or more people are injured or lose their lives in Palmdale every year due to motor vehicle crashes, including car, truck and motorcycle accidents. Many fatal accidents happen because the driver of the other vehicle was speeding, drinking and driving, texting while driving, or engaged in other negligent, reckless or distracted behaviors.
In these cases, it is possible to hold the negligent driver accountable to the victim’s surviving family members for the loss of life. A wrongful death lawsuit can provide valuable compensation after the loss of a loved one as well as obtaining justice for the victim who lost their life due to an unjust act. However, the plaintiffs in a wrongful death case can face a difficult time proving the at-fault party’s liability for the death and the amount of damage caused. An experienced personal injury attorney with a record of success in California wrongful death matters can prove invaluable in pursuing a successful claim and obtaining a full measure of justice and compensation.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in California?
In California, the parties that can file for wrongful death include:
- Spouses or Domestic Partners
- Grandchildren (if their parents are deceased)
- Parents, siblings and other family members if the deceased has no direct heirs, and persons who depended on the deceased for financial support
What Damages Can Be Claimed?
Wrongful death claimants can pursue both economic and non-economic damages in a wrongful death claim. Economic damages may include funeral and burial expenses, medical bills, loss of income or financial support, loss of other benefits, and the value of the loss of household services. Non-economic damages refer to emotional suffering like the loss of love, companionship, and guidance of a parent, child, intimate partner or family member. Darlene Trevino and her team will meticulously build your case to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.
The Importance of a Personalized Approach in Wrongful Death Cases
Unlike larger firms where you might feel like just another case number, Trevino Law Firm values each client as an individual. We understand that every wrongful death case is unique and therefore requires specialized attention. We also know that you are going through an extremely difficult and emotional time and that you have a lot to process and go through as your life has been turned upside down. Our skilled and compassionate team takes over the job of recovering compensation on your behalf that meets your needs. We have a record of success in working with the attorneys and insurance companies on the other side to negotiate effectively and get favorable results for our clients.
Why Choose Trevino Law Firm?
There are many reasons why Trevino Law Firm can be the right choice to handle your Palmdale wrongful death claim. Some of the main reasons include:
- Serving Palmdale’s Diverse Community – Trevino Law Firm is proud to be a woman-owned law firm based in Palmdale. We are actively involved in the community, and our team is fluent in both English and Spanish, making us an ideal choice for both English-speaking and Spanish-speaking residents.
- Personalized Client Experience – Darlene Trevino’s empathetic approach ensures that each client receives a personalized legal experience. We take the time to fully understand your unique case, providing you with the best possible advice and support.
- Community-Oriented – Being deeply rooted in Palmdale allows us to offer our clients a more intimate, community-focused service. By getting to know you, we ensure that we can meet your needs.
- Proven Record of Success – Our focus on negotiating from a position of strength has led to a history of favorable outcomes for our clients.
Contact Trevino Law Firm Today
If you have lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence or wrongful act in Palmdale, reach out to Trevino Law Firm today. Here, you are not just a case number; you are a valued individual deserving of compassionate, competent legal representation.