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How Much Is My California Wrongful Death Case Worth?

There's been an unjustified death. Maybe it was a total accident; maybe there was intention behind it but the painful new reality of the situation remains the same and leaves you with a lot of questions about what to do next. For many, these questions are not just emotional ones, but financial as well. When you lose a loved one you also lose their many contributions to your family and while they can never be replaced, filing a wrongful death lawsuit can certainly help ease the stress of their absence. 

How Much Is My California Wrongful Death Case Worth?

This is a question you are likely wondering as you are researching the process and the right law firm for you. And rightfully so. Lawsuits can take time and energy and are certainly not something you want to be dealing in the wake of a death. At Walch Law, we understand your pain and are here to handle every aspect of your case so that you can concentrate on what's important right now. While we cannot tell you exactly what your case is worth (and any law firm that says otherwise is wrong), we can give you a very realistic evaluation of things and will work hard to make sure that you get what you deserve. Here's some questions to think about and a look at how the answers might impact the financial worth of your case:

  • Who's the defendant(s)?: Or to think of this question differently, who are the people you are suing for the death or serious injuries? This matters for so many reasons. Say your case is worth a lot of money because of the nature of the death and the age and earning potential of the individual but the defendant has no insurance and no money. You may get a large judgement that unfortunately never really gets paid. On the other hand, if the defendant has a lot of insurance or is a company with lots of assets, you will get paid every penny you are awarded. This is often the tough part of our job-- dealing with tragic deaths that involve insolvent defendants. 
  • Life and earnings of the deceased: A big factor in a wrongful death damages calculation looks at trying to accurately predict how much the deceased would have made and emotionally contributed to his loved ones had the death not happened. It is for this reason that the financial award may be higher for a working parent or young children than it would be for babies and elderly.
  • Nature of the wrongful death or injury: Drunk driving, a defective medical product or a mass tort- what was the nature of the wrongful death that has lead you here today? We recently blogged about a $417 Million judgement against Johnson which is a perfect example of the type of injury and defendant that can lead to a large settlement.
  • Additional expenses surrounding the death: Part of a wrongful death settlement is intended to be compensation for all the out of pocket expenses related to the death. So, if there were a lot of medical bills and other expenses (including funeral and burial costs) that the family had to take on. The higher these expenses, the more we ask for as it relates to this area of your settlement demand. 

At Walch Law, we have over 40 years experience getting our clients the highest possible settlements and will work hard to get you the same great results. No attorney should promise you a certain number but what we can and will do is keep you updated on the important details of your case that go to informing your potential settlement. We take all our cases on a contingency fee basis meaning we don't get paid until you do. Are you dealing with a wrongful death or serious personal injury in California? Do not hesitate to give us a call to discuss your case further. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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