Wrongful Death

Encino Wrongful Death Attorneys

Gaining Justice for Clients

When families lose a loved one because of someone else’s actions, that person – or company – should be held responsible for their actions. It is important to understand that it is not always a single person that is negligent in the loss of another’s life, which is where the experienced Encino wrongful death attorneys at Binder Law Group can help. Government entities, corporations, and insurance companies alike can share the burden. Our lawyers provide focused investigations to ensure that the responsible parties are held accountable for their involvement.

Although the goal in most of our cases is to help the family regain the financial loss, including current and future earnings their loved one provided, the center of our case is the family’s overall recovery. We understand that unexpectedly losing a loved one creates an immense void in the lives of the people who loved them. Whether it is a spouse, sibling, parent, or even a child, we can focus on helping our clients heal fully by holding the individual or party who caused their loved one’s death responsible.

Contact us today for a free consultation online or by phone at (818) 740-7667 after you’ve lost your loved one. We’ve recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients.

What is Wrongful Death?

Wrongful death is defined as the loss of an individual due to negligence or the conduct of another. In wrongful death cases where a loved one is unexpectedly taken from their family without notice, a traumatic, emotional, and financial void is often created.

Though some cases involve criminal prosecution, a wrongful death claim is a civil action that is separate from criminal charges and allows the surviving family members to receive financial compensation and closure.

Some of the most common accidents that lead to wrongful death cases include:

  • Car accidents: A leading cause of injury and death in the United States, car accidents cause more than 300,000 deaths each year. Common causes of fatalities in car accidents include speeding, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, reckless driving, distracted driving, and auto defects.
  • Truck accidents: Truck accidents are more likely than passenger cars to cause road deaths due to their size, weight, and force. Various parties can be held liable for damages in truck accidents, including the driver, trucking company, cargo loader, and manufacturer.
  • Motorcycle accidents: Motorcyclists are more likely to die in a motor vehicle accident because they lack the protection that vehicle drivers and passengers have, such as seat belts. Drivers who fail to check their blind spots before merging or changing lanes are more likely to strike motorcyclists.
  • Medical malpractice: While we expect medical professionals to improve our health, this doesn’t always happen. Sometimes doctors, nurses, and other staff members make mistakes like surgical errors and misdiagnoses.
  • Defective products: Products are supposed to go through quality control in order to be deemed safe for consumer use, but sometimes manufacturing and design defects are approved anyways and cause injuries to those who use them.

Who Can File a Claim in California?

Each state has its own laws that dictate who can file a wrongful death claim on behalf of the deceased family member. California’s statute allows for the deceased person’s spouse, domestic partner, and surviving children to file a wrongful death claim.

If there’s no surviving person in their line of descent, the deceased person’s parents or siblings can file a claim. Individuals who can show they were financially dependent on the deceased person at the time of their death can file a claim.

Family members can recover damages that come with all personal injury claims, like the costs of medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering, as well as additional costs they’ve personally faced, including:

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Lost income from the deceased person
  • Loss of love, community, and affection
  • Value of household services

Our lawyers aren’t afraid to go up against negligent parties, corporations, and insurance companies in order to secure the compensation you deserve. We work tirelessly to achieve optimal outcomes and don’t accept less than what you’re entitled to receive.

Nothing can take away the pain you feel after losing your loved one, but our Encino wrongful death attorneys can make sure your family is prepared for your future. Call us at (818) 740-7667.

Why Hire Us?

Our Firm's Commitment To Our Clients
  • Excellent Communication
  • Specialized Attention & Deep Care
  • Obtained Millions of Dollars on Behalf of Our Clients
  • Compassionate Team
  • Locally-Owned Firm
  • 4 Decades of Legal Experience
Our Team is Here to Help You Win

Put 4 decades of experience on your side. Speak to our personal injury lawyers, to achieve outstanding results today.

Our Case Results

Making A Difference for Our Clients

  • Carlos Madrigal, et al. v. Allstate Indemnity Co. $14,528,208.86

    On June 15, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit affirmed a jury verdict and judgment from the United States District Court

  • ABC v. XYZ* $13,480,000

    A plane crash resulting in wrongful death. The decedent traveled to the east coast to evaluate a plane for purchase.

  • Auto v. Pedestrian $6,618,000

    Dangerous Condition of Public Property & Injury to Two Pedestrians

  • ABC v. XYZ* $3,270,000 & $2,000,000

    $3,270,000.00 settlement not including an additional $2,000,000.00 structured settlement in a wrongful death action arising out of a construction site accident.

  • Black v. Yuja, M.D., Inc. $2,922,275

    Jury verdict for a medical malpractice/wrongful death action involving the misdiagnosis of ovarian cancer.

  • ABC v. XYZ* $2,500,000

    Medical malpractice case involving delayed diagnosis of meningococcemia on 10 year old boy resulting in quadruple amputation.

  • Ruben M. v. ABC Construction Company $1,800,000

    A Wrongful Death Automobile Accident Case, Which Stems From the Wrongful Death of Plaintiffs’ Teenage Daughter.

  • ABC v. XYZ $1,475,000

    Medical malpractice following lumbar laminectomy.

  • Diekmann v. State of California $1,366,923

    A solo vehicular accident resulting in wrongful death. The case was based upon highway design defect.

  • ABC v. v. XYZ $1,075,000

    A solo accident on an All-Terrain Vehicle resulting in serious personal injuries.

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