When a loved one dies it is always a traumatic event for the entire family. When there is negligence involved in that death, whether on the part of another person, a company or a manufacturer, the family of that person can be left to struggle not only emotionally, but financially as well. In fact, the loss of present and future financial support, while certainly not the primary cause of devastation, can leave a family who depended on that financial support floundering, wondering how they will continue to pay their day-to-day expenses.
If you have a lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, call Orange County wrongful death attorney John Rapillo today at 949-675-5060 for a free consultation. Mr. Rapillo has over 35 years of experience successfully handling wrongful death claims. While there is no amount of money that can compensate for the loss of a loved one, economic damages received via a civil action — a wrongful death claim — can help ease the financial destruction suffered by those left behind. We are here to answer your questions. You may also see our Wrongful Death FAQ and contact the Law Offices of John Rapillo by email to learn how we can help you.
According to Smart Growth America, between 2003 and 2012, there were 1,741 traffic fatalities in Orange County, with 437 of those being pedestrian fatalities. The state total number of auto accident fatalities for that period of time was 35,829, and the national total was 383,489, meaning California accounted for about 9.5% of the nationwide auto accident fatalities.
Wrongful deaths can occur as the result of impaired drivers, reckless drivers or drivers who are distracted, perhaps because they are texting, eating, changing the radio station, talking on a cellphone or performing any other type of task that takes the attention of the driver away from the road.
A wide spectrum of accidents can cause unintentional injuries leading to fatalities. The common causes of wrongful death in Orange County include:
It is important to note that not all deaths from auto accidents are wrongful deaths — only those in which the direct cause of the accident was the negligence of another.
It is very important that you hire a wrongful death attorney who has both the experience and the skills necessary to assist you with your claim in a compassionate yet professional manner. If you have lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, you need an attorney who will be the advocate in your corner, allowing you the time you need to grieve over the loss of your loved one. At the Law Offices of John Rapillo, we have helped thousands of families get the compensation they need to move on. We can help your family. We work on a contingency fee basis. You do not pay legal fees unless we win for you. Call today at 949-675-5060 or reach out to us online.
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