Nothing can ever truly make up for the loss of a loved one due to another person’s negligent, reckless or intentional actions. However, with a wrongful death lawsuit, you may hold the responsible party accountable for harm suffered by the deceased before death as well as for your own financial and emotional damages. The Menicucci Law Group with offices in the cities of Corona and Orange, California provides compassionate representation focused on getting bereaved families the compensation they need and deserve.
Any fatal incident can potentially give rise to a wrongful death lawsuit, including auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, premises accidents, work-related accidents and medical malpractice. Michael Menicucci represents surviving family members of people who were killed because of negligence by another. However, negligence is not always a factor in wrongful death lawsuits. Death may result from a defective consumer product, abuse or mistreatment of a person or an intentional act of violence. For example, if someone was killed because of an assault and battery, the assailant may be held accountable in a wrongful death lawsuit, in addition to a criminal prosecution.
Grieving families turn to Mr. Menicucci because of his reputation for integrity and an uncompromising sense of justice. He has a thorough understanding of wrongful death law and will thoroughly review your case to determine whether you have the basis for a claim. In California, a wrongful death lawsuit may be filed by the decedent’s surviving spouse or domestic partner, children, financial dependents or anyone who would be an heir by intestate succession. However, wrongful death claims in California must be filed within two years of the date of death, which is why it is important to consult with a qualified attorney promptly. Mr. Menicucci will meticulously investigate your loved one’s death, collect and preserve evidence and witness testimony and move expeditiously to pursue the legal relief available.
A wrongful death case can recover the damages that the deceased could have sued for if he or she had survived the accident, as well as their family members’ damages for loss of financial support and companionship. A jury award or settlement can include the following types of compensation:
In addition, Mr. Menicucci can help survivors secure compensation for noneconomic losses, such as mental anguish and loss of love, affection, guidance and protection.
The Menicucci Law Group in Orange, California represents bereaved families throughout Orange, Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside counties in wrongful death lawsuits. To schedule a consultation, please call 877-672-8954 or 714-742-6848 or contact the firm online.
"I consulted Mr. Menicucci after my husband was badly hurt when he fell down a dangerous stairway. The premises owner's insurance company ignored me when all my husband and I were asking them to do was reimburse us for the cost of my hotel room where I had to stay for a few days while my husband was in the hospital. Mr. Menicucci represented my husband in his case against the premises owner who at first denied responsibility forcing us to file a lawsuit. Mr. Menicucci always kept us informed of the developments in the case and gave us sound legal advice. He worked very hard on my husband's behalf and it showed. The same insurance company, which ignored our request for a few hundred dollars, had to pay a substantial six-figure amount." - Carrie.
"Mr. Menicucci has represented me in two separate personal injury matters. Whenever I called Mr. Menicucci, he always took as much time as necessary to answer all of my questions and he thoroughly explained the legal process to me every step of the way. If he were not available to take my phone call, he returned the call in a timely manner. I also really appreciated that he copied me on letters he sent to the insurance companies, which allowed me to know what was going on and feel engaged in the process. The way he explained his strategies and what the other side would do or how they would probably react to our positions made it very easy for me to make decisions about my cases. I was very happy with the outcomes in each case and will not hesitate to contact Mr. Menicucci in the future if the need arises. I should add that whenever I have called Mr. Menicucci for legal advice he has always been very transparent about helping me whether I need legal representation or not." - Steve.