Understanding Death Claims in Los Angeles


The grief after losing a loved one unexpectedly can cause unimaginable pain. Considering the loss of companionship, love, and support, surviving the aftermath of the death of a loved one requires enduring severe emotional stress. Unfortunately, in most deaths caused by accidents, families are left with financial stress on top of everything else.

Making a death claim after losing a loved one can be extremely difficult. However, it can alleviate some of the financial burdens of the loss. This is especially true if the decedent was the primary earner in the family. If your loved one was lost due to the negligence of someone else, you may need to contact a Los Angeles death claims attorney. With over 40 years of experience, the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach have obtained the knowledge to handle claims with grace and understanding.

What a death claim covers

Deciding to pursue a death claim is bound to come with many questions. In such trying times, this stress may be discouraging. Knowing what is covered financially after filing a death claim can ease some of the stress of deciding to pursue. In Los Angeles, death claims can cover a variety of costs.

You can expect any medical bills that were associated with the loss to be covered. Additionally, any ceremonial costs associated with the loss, like funerals and burials, can be covered in full. Los Angles also accounts for any loss of earnings, both since the death and anticipated in the future, when compensating death claims. This includes financial contributions as well as support costs such as food, clothing, and shelter.

Death claims also attempt to compensate for financial loss outside of the obvious material things. This includes losing love and companionship. This could also account for the loss of services like parenting and house maintenance.

Who is eligible to file

Having an idea of what degree of financial compensation to expect can potentially ease the difficulty of pursuing a death claim. With that being said, it is also important to understand who can file a death claim. Family members of the deceased, such as a spouse, parent, or child are qualified to file a death claim. In certain cases, members outside the immediate family can file a claim; however, qualifying circumstances can be precise and depend on the individual case.

The next step

Nothing can make dealing with the loss of a loved one easier. However, there are many things that can complicate pursuing a death claim on your own. Doing so is ill-advised and you should consider consulting with a Los Angeles death claims lawyer before any decisions are made. At the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach, we bring over 40 years of experience to your side. We believe that no one should have to bear the burden of finical stress after losing someone they loved. Our attorneys will work with you tirelessly until we obtain compensation on your behalf. For a consultation, contact us today by clicking this link or give us a call at 818-609-7005.

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