Riverside Fatal Car Accident Attorney
Lost a Loved One in a Car Accident in Riverside, CA?
When tragedy strikes and a fatal car accident claims the life of a loved one, the emotional toll is immeasurable. In addition to the grief and heartache, families often face financial hardships and uncertainty about the future. At Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation, we understand the profound impact of such accidents and are committed to providing compassionate and dedicated legal representation to help families navigate the legal complexities surrounding fatal car accidents in Riverside.
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Fatal Car Accident Claims in California
Fatal car accident claims are typically filed under the umbrella of wrongful death claims. In California, a wrongful death is defined as the death of a person caused by the negligence or wrongful act of another. This can include reckless driving, driving under the influence, or other negligent actions that lead to a fatal accident.
In California, certain individuals are eligible to file a wrongful death claim, including the surviving spouse, domestic partner, children, or other dependents. If none of these individuals are available, other relatives who would be entitled to the deceased person's property under California's intestate succession laws may be eligible to file a claim.
To succeed in a wrongful death claim, the claimants need to demonstrate that the defendant's negligence or wrongful actions were responsible for the accident and subsequent death. This may involve gathering evidence, witness statements, accident reconstruction reports, and more.
Damages in a fatal car accident claim can include various types of compensation, such as:
- Economic Damages: These are quantifiable financial losses, including medical expenses, funeral and burial costs, lost future earnings, and property damage.
- Non-Economic Damages: These are less tangible losses, such as pain and suffering, loss of companionship, and emotional distress experienced by the surviving family members.
- Punitive Damages: In cases of extreme negligence or intentional misconduct, punitive damages may be awarded to punish the responsible party and deter similar behavior in the future.
In California, the statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death claim is generally two years from the date of the deceased person's death.
Why Choose Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation?
Investigating fatal car accidents requires a combination of legal knowledge, attention to detail, and the ability to reconstruct the events leading up to the tragedy. Attorney Scott J. Corwin works closely with accident reconstruction experts, medical professionals, and other specialists to gather evidence and build a strong case on your behalf. We leave no stone unturned in our pursuit of the truth.
Choosing the right lawyer for your fatal car accident case is a crucial decision. At Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation, we offer:
- Proven Track Record: Our firm has a successful history of obtaining substantial settlements and verdicts for our clients in wrongful death cases.
- Compassionate Approach: We understand the emotional turmoil you're facing and provide empathetic support throughout the legal process.
- Experienced Legal Team: Our lawyer has extensive experience in handling complex fatal car accident cases, making us well-equipped to tackle even the most challenging situations.
- Personalized Attention: We believe in building strong attorney-client relationships and are committed to providing personalized attention and open communication.
Our experienced team is well-versed in California's personal injury and wrongful death laws. We offer comprehensive legal support to families who have lost a loved one due to the negligence or recklessness of another party. Our primary goal is to assist you in seeking justice and pursuing the compensation you deserve for the damages you've suffered.
Brain Damage $3,407,752
Boy sustains brain damage from trip and fall in pothole.
Bus Accident $2,782,954
Passenger injured when bus driver falls asleep and rolls bus.
Motorcycle Accident $2,300,000
City employee causes collision with police motorcycle.
Motorcycle Accident $2,100,000
Motorcyclist suffers brain injury in collision.
Motorcycle Accident $1,250,000
Vehicle turns left in front of motorcycle, causing collision.
Car Accident $1,250,000
Driver injured in collision with vehicle that crossed over into his lane.
Car Accident $1,000,000
Rear-end collision exacerbates pre-existing back condition.
Car Accident $1,000,000
Driver injured in nighttime collision with overturned big rig on highway.
Brain Injury $1,000,000
Rider injured on ferris wheel when struck in head by seat rack.
Car Accident Injury $850,000
Eight-year-old boy struck and killed by vehicle while crossing busy thoroughfare.
Fast, Favorable Resolutions
At Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation, we understand the importance of securing a favorable outcome in your case, fast. More than 95 percent of our clients’ cases settle within 5 to 9 months, and our clients are very satisfied with the results (see our client reviews!). We only file lawsuits when absolutely necessary, such as in cases where the defendant disputes liability or refuses to pay for the full extent of our client’s damages.
With more than 30 years in practice and over $130 million recovered for his clients, Scott is known for his aggressive approach to litigation. Some of his accolades include:
- Inclusion in the Southern California Super Lawyers® list since 2007, a distinction reserved for only the top 5 percent of all personal injury lawyers in the region
- Named a “Top 100 Super Lawyer”
- Named a Top 25 Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers in California by the National Trial Lawyers Association since 2010
- Maintains a 10.0 Superb rating on Avvo
At Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation, we believe in developing strong attorney-client relationships built on honesty, trust, and communication. As a client, you will always receive direct, personal attention from Scott; your case will never be passed off to an associate or paralegal. Instead, you can always rely on dedicated representation from a highly experienced and award-winning attorney who is ready to fight for you.
Zero Upfront Fees
Our firm offers all personal injury and wrongful death legal services on a contingency fee basis. This means you do not pay any upfront or out-of-pocket fees or expenses. Instead, we only get paid if and when we recover compensation for you. In the unlikely event that we do not win your case, you do not pay a dime. We also offer free consultations, so you have nothing to lose in reaching out to our team today. Contact our firm 24/7 and we’ll get back to you within one business day.