Wrongful Death Attorney

two people visiting a gravesite cemeterySuffering the death of a loved one is a devastating occurrence, made even worse if the death is found to be caused through either action or negligence of another. While no amount of money can compensate for the loss of a loved one, a wrongful death attorney like those at Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox of San Bernardino may be able to provide you with some closure.

California Wrongful Death Statute

In California, the wrongful death statute sets the parameters of wrongful death lawsuits, including who can bring a wrongful death suit and the statute of limitations for such an action. Survivors that may bring a wrongful death action in California include spouses, domestic partners, offspring or parents of deceased children, or, in the event that there are none of these, the next of kin who is responsible for the deceased’s estate.

Legal Help from a Southern California Wrongful Death Attorney

Types of damages that can be obtained in a wrongful death action suit in San Bernardino include replacement of financial support that would have been provided by the deceased, funeral and burial expenses, reasonable loss of benefits and household services, and possibly punitive or emotional damages. The personal injury practice team at Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox can provide a wrongful death lawyer in Los Angeles County, Orange County, Riverside County and San Bernardino County, all of whom can knowledgeably handle your case with the sensitivity and dignity due to the situation.

In California, wrongful death cases include:

Medical mistakes
Car or airplane accidents
Criminal attacks
Work-related exposure to either dangerous conditions or materials
• Death that occurs during a supervised activity

When the suit goes to court, judges and juries decide the amount of damages to award, if any, and may consider punitive damages if it is determined that cruelty was involved in the death. Wrongful death lawsuits can be some of the most sensitive cases to pursue, mainly due to the devastation felt by family members and the possibility that they may not be up to the stress of handling a lawsuit immediately following such a loss.

Accountability for Negligence, Wrongful Actions

The wrongful death attorneys at Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox are not only skilled in the legal process, but also prepared to handle the psychological side of coping with the loss of a loved one. Ensuring that those responsible are held accountable may help to prevent others from suffering the loss of a loved one in Redlands due to negligence or wrongful actions. While there are not sufficient words to express the sense of loss felt at the death of a loved one due to another’s action or neglect, the ability to hold those responsible for the loss may provide a small amount of closure for the surviving members of the victim’s family.

Contact Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox Today

To determine if you have a case, contact the knowledgeable wrongful death attorneys at Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox of San Bernardino at 909-453-4059. Rely on compassionate counsel to guide you in such a difficult time.