Yorba Linda Wrongful Death Lawyer
Yorba Linda Wrongful Death Attorneys
A knowledgeable wrongful death lawyer can help the family of a deceased victim understand their legal rights and options. Depending on the type of accident and who was involved, financial compensation may be available for the resulting medical bills, funeral expenses, lost future wages, loss of companionship and other related damages. The reputed Yorba Linda wrongful death attorneys at Bisnar Chase have a long and successful track record of helping families obtain fair compensation for their losses. Please call us at 949-203-3814 for a free and comprehensive consultation.
A wrongful death is when someone is killed by another's negligence. There are many types of fatal accidents that can result in a wrongful death. Anyone who has lost a loved one in a tragic accident would be well advised to speak with a Yorba Linda wrongful death lawyer regarding his or her legal rights and options. Depending on the cause of the accident, financial compensation may be available for their terrible loss.
Yorba Linda Wrongful Death Car Accidents
A wrongful death car accident is when someone's negligence or wrongdoing resulted in a fatal accident. Was the at-fault driver speeding or driving distracted? Did the other driver run a red light or drive recklessly while under the influence of drugs or alcohol? These are forms of negligence that can result in a wrongful death.
According to California Highway Patrol's 2009 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), one person was killed in a bicycle accident and one other person was killed as the result of a DUI collision in Yorba Linda. In Orange County as a whole, there were 141 traffic fatalities that year. Of those fatalities, 62 were the result of alcohol-related crashes, 41 involved pedestrians, 12 accidents involved bicyclists and 17 fatalities were reported as a result of motorcycle accidents. Not all traffic fatalities automatically result in wrongful death claims. But the family of someone killed in a Yorba Linda car accident would be well advised to discuss his or her legal options with an experienced wrongful death lawyer.
Nursing Home Wrongful Death
All nursing homes have a legal responsibility to provide adequate care to their patients. Sadly, many elderly patients in Orange County nursing homes suffer because of understaffed facilities and unqualified care providers. A nursing home wrongful death may involve abuse or neglect that directly resulted in the fatal injuries suffered by the victim.
Defective Product Wrongful Death
When someone is fatally injured while using a product, a complete investigation may be needed to determine if the product was defective. Examples of defective products that have led to wrongful deaths include faulty auto parts, medications, food products, child toys and appliances. Did the product fail to perform as advertised? Did the product manufacturer fail to list an ingredient on the label that the victim was allergic to? Did the product fail to work properly because of defective assembly? These are some of the questions to ask in wrongful death cases involving defective products.
Medical Malpractice Wrongful Death
All medical professionals have a legal obligation to provide adequate care and attention to their patients. Wrongful deaths that occur at a medical facility may involve giving a patient the wrong medication, failing to diagnose cancer, neglecting a patient in need of emergency care or an egregious error made during a surgery.
Premises Liability Wrongful Deaths
Property owners are required to provide safe conditions to all visitors, residents and clients. Staircases must be in proper working order. Visitors must be warned about wet floors that are slippery. Hazardous locations must be repaired within a reasonable amount of time. When an individual is fatally injured on someone else's property, it must be determined if a hazardous condition caused the accident. Was the property owner aware of the condition? Did the property owner or property management fail to prevent the accident?