Meissner Law Firm - Personal Injury
WRONGFUL DEATH AND SURVIVAL
Our legal system has developed an area of law called that is designed to help families who lose a loved one due to someone else’s negligence. When a family member dies because of another’s negligence or wrongful acts, there are two types of lawsuits that may be filed—Wrongful Death lawsuits and Survival actions. Frequently, a Wrongful Death claim will be combined with a Survival action and brought to court at the same time.
A Wrongful Death lawsuit is a claim for compensation for the harms that the family of the deceased has suffered, while a Survival action is the lawsuit that the deceased person would have been able to bring had he or she lived.
Wrongful Death and Survival claims can be very complex, and it is very important that you choose a law firm that has a lot of experience in this area to represent the family. The attorneys at the Meissner Law Firm have been successfully handling these cases since 1985. We work on a contingency basis, which means we do not charge anything to the client until we win your case. Once your case has settled or has been resolved by a verdict or award, the attorney fee is based on a percentage of the recovery. Our consultations are free and confidential.
If you have a potential Wrongful Death and/or Survival case, there is a very strict deadline in which you have to file a lawsuit. This deadline is called the Statute of Limitations. Since the Statute of Limitations in these cases may vary depending on the particular circumstances, you should consult one of our attorneys immediately to discuss the details of your potential case to ensure that your rights are best protected. Once the Statute of Limitations has passed, you can no longer file your case, no matter what the merits are. Your immediate attention to your case is essential.
If you or someone you know has a potential Wrongful Death or Survival case, or just have an inquiry about a general legal matter, call the Meissner Law Firm at (310) 833-2335 for a free and confidential consultation.