Los Angeles, California (PressExposure) December 22, 2009 -- The most publicized wrongful deaths are homicides, but wrongful deaths that do not make headlines do occur. Many wrongful deaths are caused by accidents that may result in immediate death or may create such severe injuries that the victim later dies from complications related to those injuries. While the victimâs pain and suffering ends, it often continues for the family left to grieve for the loss of their spouse, parent, or loved one.
âThe wrongful death of a loved one can be devastating,â said Los Angeles, California wrongful death attorney Robert A. Brenner. âFamily members not only have to deal with the grief caused by the death of someone they loved, but sometimes anger is also an emotion.â A wrongful death is a legal claim that surviving family members of a decedent can bring against the person responsible for the death.
Brenner is a personal injury attorney who has been helping families recover compensation for the death of a loved for nearly thirty-five years. Brennerâs a law practice focuses on helping those suffering from severe personal injuries. Brenner, however, also focuses his practice on offering legal guidance to people dealing with the loss of a family member. Brennerâs use of expert testimony in these types of difficult cases has helped him recover multi-million dollar damage awards for his clients.
Sometimes family members are entitled to receive compensation for the death of a person they loved. âThe law allows this for several reasons,â commented Brenner. âIf, for example, the victim was the primary wage earner, a spouse or children may be harmed by their death.â Family members can recover economic damages for burial and funeral costs, loss of expected income, and medical costs. âThere are some types of damages that really are difficult to place a value on, but the law attempts to compensate people for those types of injury.â Brenner is referring to noneconomic losses, such as pain and suffering, the loss of spending time with the person, the loss of guidance, and the loss of consortium.
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