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August 17, 2012

Effects of Wrongful Death towards Families


It would be extremely difficult for a family to accept the death of a loved especially if that person was the one who provided for their basic needs. Aside from the emotional distress that they might be experiencing, what adds to their agony was that they were even financially challenged because of what occurred. Imagine how a person would feel if the death of the one that they dearly loved was brought about by the negligent act of a person who doesn’t value the life of another human being.


In some areas where a lot of car accidents take place, this scenario is likely common. One of it is the State of California. Based on recent news stories, the case of a man who was hit while running across the street near Korean town may be cited.


According to reports, the man was identified as Gough Harden. The 42-year-old victim was rushed to the hospital after he was struck by an SUV, which came around from the outside lane. Harden’s girlfriend added that they ran across the street to check on Harden’s lottery tickets but that was when the victim met the mishap.


If you have recently experienced this similar predicament and you are trying to find some ways in order to cope up with it financially, then it is suggested that you seek help from a Los Angeles pedestrian accident lawyer.



A wrongful death claim, once it is proven, would provide monetary payments to the surviving relatives for the damages.  Nonetheless, before filing the complaint, the surviving relative must have the needed requirement for the case under the said offense, which includes the following:


·         The family member or the relative should have died from the accident
·         The accident was caused by the negligence of another person no matter if it is intentional or accidental
·         The family members of the one who died are undergoing financial problems as a result of the incident
·         An appointed personal representative should be there to stand up for the family members in court as well as for the properties that were left behind by the deceased