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Wrongful Death

Agoura Hills Wrongful Death Lawyer

Getting Justice for Clients in Los Angeles

Wrongful death lawsuits are complicated, multifaceted, and emotionally draining. When you’re dealing with the loss of a loved one, the emotional and financial consequences of the loss can be extremely traumatic and difficult to handle. While no amount of compensation can ever bring back your loved one, you may be able to recover damages to relieve the financial burden left by the death of your loved one due to the negligence of another party.

A finding of damages forces negligent parties to take responsibility for their actions, which deters foreseeable losses in the future and makes our community a safer place. At Effres & Effres, we understand that this is a traumatic time for you. We provide experienced and professional representation to all residents throughout Southern California, including Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Ventura, and all surrounding counties, so that you can focus on healing.

Contact our firm today to get started on your wrongful death case. We're available 24/7!

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Under California’s wrongful death statutes, only certain family members have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

Typically, the following members may be eligible for a wrongful death claim:

  • Surviving spouse
  • Domestic partner
  • Children
  • Stepchildren
  • Parents
  • Siblings

To determine whether you and your family members can file a claim, contact a Los Angeles wrongful death lawyer at our firm.

What Damages Are Recoverable in a Wrongful Death Claim?

Here are some of the damages that constitute a wrongful death claim:

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Loss of income, including the long-term future potential earnings of the deceased if he or she had lived
  • Medical expenses of the deceased before the death
  • Human losses including love, companionship, comfort, care, assistance, protection, affection, society, and moral support
  • Loss of parental guidance
  • Loss of marital relations

There are statutes of limitation that apply when you are filing a wrongful death claim in California, so you must act quickly as delays can cause your claim to expire. That means that you need to begin working as soon as possible to identify the responsible parties that you can name in a wrongful death claim.

Contact Our Team for Help

The responsible parties and their insurance companies will spend vast resources to defend wrongful death claims regardless of the claims’ merit. That is why you need an experienced wrongful death lawyer in your corner to fight for the damages that you and your family deserve. Our LA wrongful death law firm has more than 35 years of experience helping clients recover compensation for their losses as a result of another’s negligence.

Call (818) 222-9720 for assistance filing a wrongful death claim. Speak with an Agoura Hills wrongful death lawyer at Effres & Effres today!

Our Clients' Success Stories

  • "We will recommend you and your firm without reservation."
    Dear Steve, With our case now settled, we wanted to reach out to thank you, Justin and the entire team for your representation of our daughter. It was clear to us that your professionalism, expertise and advocacy of our family’s interests made the entire process run smoothly. We specifically appreciate how well you interacted with our daughter. After we hung up with you on speaker phone leaving the courthouse that last day she said “I like him” in a very childlike, affectionate tone. We also wanted you to know that our decision to settle did not come easily. In the end, we believe the decision was in our daughter’s best interest. We know you worked hard to prepare a strong case and do regret not having the opportunity to see that through. Lastly, on a personal note, we wanted to compliment you on Justin. He is a truly impressive young man; intelligent, polite and very good natured. Just a couple of comments Steve made in the days leading up to our daughter’s trial as we got to know Justin better. To our daughter; “You can tell a lot about a man by seeing how his children behave; Mr. Effres seems like a really good man.” To S: “If you have a son, he (Justin) is what you want him to be like; if you have a daughter, he’s the kind of guy you’d like her to end up with.” Anyway, I’m sure you don’t need to hear it from us, but you and your wife must be very proud of your sons. I hope this doesn’t sound hollow, because it is most definitely not, but please keep in touch and let us know if there is ever anything we can do for you. If we ever come across a friend who is in need of representation, we will recommend you and your firm without reservation. Thanks again and best wishes by S, S, and M
    - S, S & M
  • "I would hope that nobody NEEDS to have an injury lawyer, but if they did, I would absolutely recommend Effres and Associates in a heartbeat."
    In August of 2015 I was involved in a serious motorcycle accident that involved the loss of operation of my dominant arm, as well as a traumatic brain injury. My parents had contacted Effres and associates (they were referred to them by another lawyer for another injury to a relative) and they drove from Agoura Hills down to Pasadena immediately, surveyed the accident scene, and then arrived at the hospital. Over the next two and a half years, Justin Effres and his father Steven Effres, relentlessly pursued this case for me, even when at one point it seemed like there wasn't much that could be done to resolve the situation. I had to go through the typical trial stuff such as meetings, deposition, medical appointments for Effres' firm and for the defense, but Effres did all that he could to make everything doable and smooth as possible for me. My perception of lawyers was certainly changed for the better after working with Justin and his dad, because of their genuine sincerity. They were always available and fully knowledgeable of the questions that my family and I had for them. Despite the case dragging on for over 2 years, they never left me hanging or feeling like the case was going nowhere, because Justin kept searching for answers and kept me updated with everything. All of his hard work paid off in a successful outcome for me. I would hope that nobody NEEDS to have an injury lawyer, but if they did, I would absolutely recommend Effres and Associates in a heartbeat.
    - E.E.
  • "Thanks again and keep up the good work."
    Dear Steve, Rene, Daisy & Team, We received your check and wanted to thank you for your hard work on our behalf. The money enabled us to pay off the replacement car and other bills, so it was a great help. Thanks again and keep up the good work. Our best by D & G
    - D & G
  • "Thanks for a job well done!"
    Justin, Thanks for a job well done! Cheers, B. by B. H
    - B.H.

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