Unexpectedly losing a family member is an unimaginable tragedy. Your life is changed forever as you come face-to-face with overwhelming grief and loss that can create feelings of pain and hopelessness. When your loved one lost their life because of another’s negligence or carelessness, feelings of injustice and frustration can leave you not knowing what to do.
An Orange County wrongful death attorney at Donahoo & Associates can help.
A wrongful death claim is filed in the case of a negligent action or intentional wrongdoing that leads to the death of another person. The surviving family members are able to bring a lawsuit to civil court in order to seek compensation. A wrongful death suit may be filed as the result of a car accident, motorcycle accident, truck accident, medical malpractice, defective product or other personal injury.
If you have lost a loved one, please take a moment to contact a lawyer at Donahoo & Associates. We will discuss your case with you and see how a lawyer at our firm may be able to help you seek compensation from the responsible party. Our compassionate and caring advice and representation will help you through the entire legal process so you can focus on being with your friends and family during this difficult time. Your lawyer will handle all communication with the insurance company and all legal aspects of your case.
When a person unintentionally causes an accident that leads to another person’s death, a criminal lawsuit may be filed, but this does not help the family members of the victim. An attorney experienced in civil lawsuits can help you file a case in civil court. The civil court system deals judgments in the form of monetary penalties, rather than in jail time as the criminal court system does. The two court systems are distinct from one another. For example, if a drunk driver caused a fatal auto accident and was found not guilty in criminal court, the civil case would still be active and he or she could be found guilty in civil court.
At Donahoo & Associates, we believe that you should not have to worry about your financial future after the loss of a loved one. We utilize the civil court system to help our clients seek justice for the losses they have suffered. By providing you with the experienced representation of a wrongful death attorney from our firm, we offer you the opportunity to focus on the process of healing while we attend to the legal process.