Calabasas Wrongful Death Lawyer
While Calabasas is an incredibly safe and desirable community to live in, avoidable deaths still happen in Calabasas and to Calabasas residents elsewhere. Loved ones are left confused and frustrated following the death and often a little hesitant about the legal process. We get all these concerns and are here to help to talk whenever you are ready to learn how you can find the best Calabasas wrongful death lawyer. Winning wrongful death cases is something we have done for over 40 years and we are ready to get started after just one meeting—get in touch with us now to learn more.
Wrongful Death Lawsuits
Wrongful death is the general legal term that refers to a type of personal injury lawsuit that seeks financial compensation following the avoidable death of another. These cases are independent of any criminal case that might also stem from the death and many wrongful death cases do not involve any criminal case at all. Some common wrongful death scenarios that we successfully handle include:
- Fatal car accidents
- Medical misdiagnosis
- Prescription errors
- Pedestrian accidents
- Deadly motorcycle crashes
- Slip and falls on dangerous property conditions
- Vicious dog bites
Wrongful death lawsuits can be filed by spouses, children (including stepchildren if certain elements are met), domestic partners, grandchildren and anyone else that would inherit the estate in California. Like every personal injury case in Calabasas and throughout California, there are very important time limits on getting these types of cases filed. The statute of limitations on a California wrongful death case is usually two years with a couple exceptions.
How Much is Your Wrongful Death Case Worth?
These cases can be worth a lot of money depending on the circumstances surrounding the death and also who the responsible party is. Here are some of the factors that go into determining how much your case might be worth:
- Costs associated with the death: Burial fees and other funeral expenses
- Medical bills: In many cases, the death isn’t immediate so there are expenses stemming from the accident that ultimately lead to the death that are included in any settlement request. Depending on the circumstances of the accident and death, these bills can be substantial
- Missed familial contributions: the sudden forever loss of an important paycheck of the primary caregiver in a family can be financially devastating and not something that the grieving family should have to shoulder on their own. We look at the many contributions the deceased individual can no longer make to their family and come up with a number that helps to represent that loss
- Pain and suffer: The impact this death has on a family obviously has tremendous emotional repercussions that we work to represent in your financial settlement
One of the biggest limiting factors in wrongful death cases has to do with who the defendant is and whether they can pay. While coming up with a large financial ask and showing the devastating impact of a case is something we have successfully done for over four decades, whether a defendant has the funds to pay is something we can’t control. The insurance policy limits of a defendant are often the ceiling when it comes to what amount will actually be paid out but here are some things you should know about the defendant in a wrongful death case:
- Multiple defendants: If there are more than one party responsible for a death, we are able to hold each financially responsible for their role.
- Businesses and government entities: If the responsible party in the case is a business or government entity (i.e. a city), these types of defendants usually have very large insurance policies in the event of accidents and deaths
- Personal funds: It is always possible to go after the personal funds of a defendant after insurance options have been exhausted
The bottom line is that we will work hard to maximize your financial settlement for wrongful death and any personal injury case you hire Walch Law for. When you hire us, you can feel confident that you are getting top notch legal representation with a team of lawyers that have a track record of success.
Calabasas Wrongful Death Lawyer
Considered some of the best Calabasas wrongful death lawyers, the talented team at Walch Law firm is here for you during this difficult time. We know how to get our clients the most following a tragic and avoidable death and will work hard for you and your family. We take all our cases on a contingency fee basis so you are not paying us anything until we get you paid. Want to learn more? Schedule a free consultation with us today.
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 e!
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