Losing a loved one is perhaps the most traumatic event a person can face. When the negligence or wrongdoing of another party is the cause, of a fatal accident the sense of devastation and despair can be amplified. Those in your support circle say you need to pick up the pieces. But finding an accident attorney to hold the responsible party liable can be difficult, and expensive.
Lawsuit funding is an option that can give you financial support, especially when a deceased loved one was a primary source of support. The time following an accident can be chaotic. Medical bills (incurred prior to the injured person’s death), property damage, and lost income can make a lawsuit, let alone a wrongful death claim, seem impossible. Nonetheless, here is how you can find justice for your loved one.
Determine If You Have a Wrongful Death Case
The circumstances of the accident should help you decide whether a driver was at-fault for a loved one’s death. Car accidents are often caused by drivers who are under the influence, drowsy, or distracted. A personal injury caused by the negligence of another who, for example, failed to remove an obstruction, clean a spill, or correct a defect that could have prevented an accident, may be the focus of a wrongful death claim. Intentional acts are covered under this umbrella as well.
How to File a Claim
Such a claim is usually filed by someone chosen as a representative of the decedent’s estate, who acts on their survivors’ behalf. In California, a wrongful death claim is a civil lawsuit filed by the deceased person’s surviving spouse, domestic partner, children, or anyone entitled to their property by intestate succession. This type of claim involves only monetary damages. It does not pertain to a criminal case that can result in penalties such as jail time or probation.
Potential Liabilities in a Wrongful Death Case
If you’re looking for justice for your loved one, the liabilities of the responsible party can include:
- The pain and suffering of the victim before they passed away.
- Medical costs incurred for their injuries that resulted in death.
- Loss of future income they would have earned.
- The financial value of services they would have provided for their family.
- Loss of companionship brought on by the accident.
- Funeral and burial expenses.
Seek the Help of an Attorney
If your loved one has succumbed to a fatal accident, the emotional impact alone can be too much to bear. Let alone the financial impact. An accident attorney sensitive to your situation has the experience to hold the party responsible for this terrible tragedy responsible for their actions. If it is financial assistance you need, there is another option—legal funding.
Obtain Legal Funding in Los Angeles
Once you have an attorney on your case, you can apply for pre-settlement funding and our team will get in touch with your lawyer. FCA Legal Funding determines an amount solely based on the merits of your case, so you can afford daily expenses and to pursue your claim against the party responsible for your loved one’s untimely passing. This is not a lawsuit loan. You don’t need a credit review or collateral and, better yet, the predetermined amount is paid back only upon settlement. If your case loses, you keep the money, and there’s no out-of-pocket payments at any point.