Beginning your research into your legal options and want to get an idea of how much your Calabasas wrongful death case might be worth? Depending on the circumstances of the death, age and occupation of the deceased and who the defendant (or defendants) is, your case could be worth millions of dollars. Whenever there has been a death as a result of the negligence of another party, it is always worth pursuing; and if you are looking for a top Calabasas wrongful death lawyer, look no further than the talented team of attorneys at Walch Law.
How much is my Calabasas wrongful death case worth?
We wouldn't be good Calabasas wrongful death lawyers if we didn't start with this simple truth-- the only way to really get an accurate picture of the worth of your case is to schedule a consultation with us. Every personal injury case is so different and there are so many factors that go into the valuation that no online settlement calculator or general article will get you to your number. That being said, you can think about the answers to some of the most important factors and come to a pretty good idea. Here's a look at the main factors that help to determine the value of your wrongful death case:
- Cause of death: How did your loved one die? The more clear the liability, the stronger the case but a lot of the cases we handle aren't so clear and require strong legal arguments, accident reconstruction and other professional witnesses to help strengthen this important part of your Calabasas wrongful death case.
- Defendant: Who was responsible for the death? In some cases it might be multiple defendants in which case they will all be held responsible for what is ultimately deemed their % of liability. For instance, there may be a deadly Calabasas car accident in which a road condition caused another driver to hit your loved one-- in this case the driver and the city would be named defendants. Who the defendant is plays a huge role in how much your will ultimately get for your wrongful death case and something you, of course, have no control over. In many deadly car accident cases, the insurance policy limits might control the worth of your case. In other cases in which the death was the result of a company or corporation (i.e. asbestos, grocery store slip and fall or amusement park injury), the worth of your case can be much higher because we would be suing a defendant that can actually pay a large sum of money.
- Victim: Your loved one is irreplaceable and no amount of money will ever bring them back and for that we are truly sorry for your loss. What we try to do in putting a figure on the loss of another is to show not only the financial loss associated with their death (loss of income and/or loss of help and support at home) but the emotional toll the death has taken on the family as well. With that in mind, a victim that is in the working prime with a family might have a higher worth than an older individual. This is a part of the worth of a Los Angeles wrongful death case that really benefits from strong legal arguments because ultimately we are trying to get the absolute most for your case.
- Other circumstances & expenses: California is a comparative negligence state when it comes to responsibility for personal injury and wrongful deaths which means that even if the deceased or injured played a role in the accident, he or she can still get compensation for the portion that they were not responsible for. Especially when the death does not occur immediately, there can be a lot of expenses that are incurred by the family leading up to and following the death that can and should be recovered. These include things like medical bills and funeral costs.
Calabasas Wrongful Death Lawyer
The time following the death of a loved one is heart-breaking, frustrating and confusing. Working with a Calabasas wrongful death lawyer can do a lot more than just take a legal aspect off your plate-- many of our clients find that hiring us helps provide a sense of closure as well. Time is of the absolute essence when it comes to these cases so do not delay in getting in touch with us, you do not want to miss this important opportunity to collect some much-needed funds following a death. The California time limit for filing a wrongful death lawsuit is generally two years but it can be shorter depending on who the defendant is. We know this is a difficult time which is why hiring us is easy and paying us is even easier-- we take all our cases on a contingency fee basis meaning that you do not pay us a penny until we get you paid. Get in touch with us now.
Nine Reasons To Choose Us
When looking for a California wrongful death lawyer, you want a law firm that can get you the money you deserve. At Walch Law, we don't just meet our clients' expectations, we exceed them. We win over 95% of our cases and will work hard to get you the same great results we have gotten for so many of our happy clients. When it comes to handing a California wrongful death case, resolving your case as quickly as possible for as much money as possible is how we approach every case.
Founding partner Gary Walch started this law firm to help people in your very situation. With over forty years of experience, you can feel confident that when you hire Walch Law Firm, you are benefiting from his years of experience. Robert Walch has been with the firm since 2000 and has a track record of success, as does the rest of the highly qualified staff at Walch Law. A family firm with the resources of a big law firm means you get the best of both worlds.
There are lots of law firms that will happily take your business but very few will deliver results and handle your case the way that we do. We understand and respect how difficult this time is for you and our family. When you hire Walch Law Firm you are hiring a family firm that you can trust. We have a stellar reputation within the legal community and among our clients.
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For many individuals and families following a death it is not just an emotional time but a stressful financial time as well—hiring an attorney should help relieve this financial stress which is why you hire us on a contingency fee arrangement. Translation: you don't pay for any fees or costs associated with your case until you get paid. We have the financial resources of a large law firm but the accessible environment of a small firm meaning your case won't get lost in the shuffle.
Whenever you are ready, we are available to talk and this open and available communication model is something that our clients enjoy until their case is closed. We keep you informed and updated on your case every step of the way, always explain what's happening in plain English and ultimately deliver on our promise to get you paid.
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Winning over 95% of our cases means that you can feel very confident when you hire us to help with your case. Some of our recent victories include a $5,000,000+ settlement for a car accident, $1,250,000 settlement for a wrongful death pedestrian case and $2,500,000 for injuries related to a subway accident.
First and foremost, you are suffering a major traumatic loss and we understand that. We can help with counseling, medical professionals and other important resources during this time. Your focus should be on dealing with this loss, let us take care of all the legal details.
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There are small firms that might not be able to front the costs of your case and there are big law firms that will easily take your case but lack any type of personal touch (and you might have trouble hearing back from them when you want to) and then there's Walch Law Firm. We can handle any case and pride ourselves on our accessibility to clients. Father-son duo Gary & Robert Walch treat everyone like family and this personal touch is something that our clients as well as our employees constantly comment on and appreciate!
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