Some of the more common personal injury and wrongful death cases that you read about in the news have to do with the LAPD or other city police department that may or may not have used too much force with a potential suspect. Because police officers carry with them deadly force in the form of guns, the potential for a serious or deadly encounter is heightened. If you are in this situation and looking for a law firm that sues the LAPD for wrongful death, look no further than the Walch Law firm.
How To File A Wrongful Death Case Against LAPD
The idea of filing a lawsuit against LAPD following the unjustified killing of a loved one can seem daunting. After all, you can't just call 9-1-1 and tell them they did a bad thing. Or go down to the local police station and demand they pay you. The Los Angeles Police Department like all city and police departments will fight any allegations of negligence or wrongdoing on the part of their officers when it comes to wrongful death or personal injury claims against them. But here's the bottom line-- they are not always right and you have the legal right to file a suit against them. Do not try to handle this on your own as these special types of wrongful death lawsuits require skillful lawyering, lots of complicated paperwork and are very tight deadlines so they only thing that you need to know about this process is to give Walch Law a call.
While state and federal employees may be individually immune from certain types of lawsuits, the city and their police employees are not immune from a civil wrongful death of personal injury lawsuit just because they work for the government. Quite the contrary, these types of successful lawsuits are some of the biggest payouts because of the large insurance policies cities like Los Angeles and Orange County have to carry to cover these very instances. And police wrongful death shootings happen far too often in California. Here's a look at some recent multi-million dollar police wrongful death payouts in California:
- Sacrarmento to pay $7 Million in wrongful death settlement following fatal shooting
- City of Ontatio ordered to pay $2.75 Million following police wrongful death shooting
- Los Angeles ordered to pay $14.3 Million following fatal LAPD mistaken identity shooting
- San Bernadino jury award family $33.5 Million in police wrongful death lawsuit
The unfortunate reality of any wrongful death case is that no amount of money will bring your loved one back and for that we are truly sorry. What these lawsuits can do is not only provide much needed financial assistance to help cover the loss of a loved one and the costs your family incurred dealing with their death and dying but it can also provide an incredible sense of closure in justice in the wake of an otherwise senseless killing. If you are dealing with a serious injury or death caused by the LAPD, we are here to talk whenever you are ready. We are the LAPD personal injury lawsuit law firm you want fighting for you and your family. Give us a call today.