Fatal accidents can lead to wrongful death lawsuits when the victim was not responsible for causing the accident. If the victim lost their life due to the negligence of another, such as a DUI driver, the family of victim is able to bring a wrongful death lawsuit. Their beloved family member should not have lost their life. Wrongful death cases require legal experience and expertise, especially when the accident involves a commercial truck, public entity vehicle such as bus or train, or an emergency vehicle.
My name is Rivers Morrell, and after more than 40 years of experience as an injury attorney here in Orange County I can tell you that the families of wrongful death accidents are in a state of shock. Their world is turned upside down without notice, and the last thing on their mind may be an attorney. However, it is important to retain an experienced trial attorney with a track record of success and verdicts in jury trials. Witness statements must be obtained while memories are fresh. In some cases physical evidence from the scene of a fatal accident may need to be preserved, or obstructions may need to be documented and photographed before they are removed.
The greatest service I can provide for a family in these circumstances is to stand up for their loved and hold those who are responsible accountable. My personal goal is to lift all of the burden of communicating with insurance companies, police, court personnel and others from their shoulders. I manage all communications so that the family can focus on one another, grieving their loss and supporting each other as they work through what has happened.
Fatal accidents can lead to wrongful death lawsuits in Orange County Wrongful death cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, so there is no cost to the family out of pocket. If your family has lost a loved one in a fatal car, pedestrian, bicycle or motorcycle accident I invite you to contact my office for a free consultation at (949) 305-1400.