Sleep Disorders and Traumatic Brain Injury

October 4, 2022 Brain Injuries

Experiencing a traumatic brain injury (TBI) as the result of an accident can change your life in unimaginable ways, as

Experiencing a traumatic brain injury (TBI) as the result of an accident can change your life in unimaginable ways, as well as significantly impact the lives of your loved ones. TBI can be defined “as an alteration in brain functioning or brain pathology caused by an external force.” A TBI can usually be caused by a violent or forceful impact to the head, which commonly occurs in car accidents and even as the result of seemingly harmless slip-and-falls.

Some symptoms which indicate that you might have sustained a TBI include:

  • Headaches
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Fatigue/Drowsiness
  • Speech related problems
  • Dizziness or loss of balance

Sleep Disorders Caused by Traumatic Brain Injuries

Some people who experience traumatic brain injury also develop sleep disorders.

Unfortunately, sleep disorders are fairly common amongst people who are suffering from traumatic brain injuries. According to one report, sleep disturbances affect 30%–70% of individuals who have sustained a traumatic brain injury. This can be a massive number considering that an estimated 1.6 to 3 million traumatic brain injuries occur in the United States every year. Although anyone can experience a TBI, it is estimated that 80% of people who suffer from TBIs are males. TBIs also seem to be more common among people who are above the age of 65.

Oftentimes, sleep disorders can arise years after suffering a traumatic brain injury. Some of the more common sleep disorders which can result from a TBI include:

  • Insomnia: Where the patient has difficulty falling or staying asleep.
  • Excessive Daytime Sleepiness: Extreme drowsiness.
  • Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome: Where the patient has mixed-up sleep patterns.
  • Narcolepsy: Where the patient falls asleep suddenly during the day.

There are multiple ways to treat sleep disorders, such as receiving therapy, counseling, taking the appropriate medications, or even utilizing natural remedies. While the legal system cannot heal your injuries, it can facilitate monetary compensation for your losses and pain and suffering. While the value of such claims will vary depending on the severity of the injuries, generally speaking, traumatic brain injuries can be worth significant amounts of money.

An experienced brain injury attorney will need to go over the facts of the accident, as well as the subsequent medical records which prove your injuries. It is important to remember that just because you have sustained a TBI does not automatically entitle you to recovery; rather, you will still need to prove your case. This is where Salamati Law can help.

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If you or a loved one has sustained a traumatic brain injury after a catastrophic accident, reach out to the experienced serious injury attorneys of Salamati Law today. Our team of knowledgeable Los Angeles traumatic brain injury attorneys will listen to your story and work with you to obtain the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation. 

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Settlement Compensation for Fractured or Broken Bones

October 4, 2022 Personal Injury Lawsuits

Every day, people in and around Los Angeles are injured in accidents of one type or another. Whether it is

Every day, people in and around Los Angeles are injured in accidents of one type or another. Whether it is the result of a slip and fall, a car accident, a workplace injury, or another unexpected event, a fracture or broken bone can lead to exorbitant medical bills and a long road to recovery. Luckily, a personal injury victim who suffers a broken bone can receive compensation for their losses.

Knowing how to calculate damages is an important step in ensuring fair compensation. The serious injury lawyers at Salamati Law have the know-how to quantify your losses and the determination to hold those responsible accountable.

Factors Affecting Broken Bone Settlement Value

The settlement amount for a fracture or broken bone will always depend on the circumstances. However, certain factors have often influenced jury verdicts and settlement amounts involving these types of injuries. A few examples include:

  • Severity of the Injury – Not all fractures are equal. For example, a compound fracture or spiral will be worth more than a hairline fracture. A broken femur can cause more damage than most broken fingers.
  • Medical Costs and Related Expenses – These include emergency treatment right after the accident, as well as any other necessary medical costs like follow-ups, rehabilitation, prescriptions and over-the-counter medication, and medical devices.
  • Prognosis – A permanent injury will net larger a compensation package than an injury that is expected to resolve fully. A permanent or long-term injury can require future treatment and medication, as well as interfere with daily tasks.  
  • Lost Wages – A minor break can cause at least a few days of missed work. A serious broken bone may limit the work that the individual can perform throughout their career. This can lead to missed promotions or other job opportunities, compounding the lost pay.
  • Non-economic Impact – Damages for physical pain and suffering, emotional impact, loss of consortium, and other non-economic losses are also recoverable.
  • Fault – In California, even if you were partly to blame for an accident, you may recover from another at-fault party. This is true even if you bore 99% of the fault. However, the amount recoverable as damages will be reduced in proportion to your share of the fault.
  • Comparable jury verdicts – Even if you never set foot in a courtroom, the jury verdicts in your location for similar injuries often play a factor in settlement value.

How a Fracture or Broken Bone Settlement Value Is Reached

Receiving the maximum personal injury settlement due is often the result of meticulous organization and strong advocacy. Your lawyer will gather evidence of fault and damages and present them to start the negotiation. For example, if you sustained a broken bone, your lawyer will gather evidence to show how the injuries have negatively impacted your life.

If you suffer a broken hip, a Los Angeles hip fracture lawyer will present not just your medical bills but also evidence of how this serious injury is deleteriously affecting the important areas of your life.

The other party’s insurance company or attorney may work hard to devalue your claim, but a skilled attorney will be prepared to set the record straight and fight for what you deserve.

Speak With a Broken Bone Lawyer

If you or a loved one suffered a serious fracture or broken bone in an accident and believe someone else was at fault, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact Salamati Law to find out more about your rights. Consultations are free and confidential, and there is never a fee unless we secure compensation for you.

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Persistent Post Concussive Syndrome in Children After Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

October 4, 2022 Brain Injuries

The symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) can be devastating, especially when they happen to children. Traumatic Brain Injury, even

The symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) can be devastating, especially when they happen to children. Traumatic Brain Injury, even if it is mild, can lead to other problems, one of which is post-concussion syndrome, also known as persistent post-concussion symptoms (PPCS). Concussion in and of itself is a mild traumatic brain injury which usually occurs if there is a blow or some sort of forceful impact to the head. Concussion can also occur if there is violent shaking of the heady or body. Symptoms related to mild concussion generally only last a few days. However, symptoms related to post concussive syndrome can linger for weeks, months, or years.

According to one study, there are approximately 39,000 hospitalizations of children up to 14 years of age, as well as 484,000 emergency room visits in the same age group, due to traumatic brain injuries. Persistent post concussive syndrome due to mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI) is especially high among children. Some studies have shown that from 2.3% to 33% of children who have sustained an mTBI will suffer from persistent post concussive syndrome.

Another study has noted that as many as one in four children who have sustained only a minor head injury will end up suffering from post-concussion syndrome.

Persistent Post Concussive Syndrome explained

Persistent post-concussive syndrome basically occurs when concussion symptoms persist for months or even years after sustaining a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). In most cases, the concussion symptoms last just a few days, but in other situations, they can manifest for a much longer period of time.

Some common symptoms indicative of post-concussive syndrome can include:

  • headaches
  • Brain fog
  • Fatigue
  • Sleep problems
  • Memory issues
  • Vision problems

It is also important to point out here that only a mild traumatic brain injury can cause children to suffer from post-concussive syndrome. In other words, if your child was in a minor accident, which you thought was relatively harmless, that could be the cause of their suffering from post-concussive syndrome.

If your child sustained a mild traumatic brain injury due to someone else’s negligent behavior, e.g., in a car accident or in any other manner where someone else was at fault, then the law does offer you recourse. Although no power in this world can reverse the effect of such an injury, the California legal system does try to compensate the victim financially.

However, in order to receive such compensation, you will need to prove that someone else’s negligence caused you an injury that has resulted in your current condition. Accordingly, you will also need to prove your injury and show the validity of your medical condition. 

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If your child is suffering from post concussive syndrome after sustaining a mild traumatic brain injury because of someone else’s negligence, then reach out to the experienced serious injury attorneys of Salamati Law.

Our team of accomplished Los Angeles traumatic brain injury attorneys understands the difficult time you and your child are going through, and we will work with you to get you the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation. 

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Is It Worth It to Sue Over a Small Fracture?

October 4, 2022 Personal Injury Lawsuits

Yes, if your bone fracture injury was caused by the negligent actions or inactions of another party, it is worth

Yes, if your bone fracture injury was caused by the negligent actions or inactions of another party, it is worth it to sue for compensation to cover your full losses. No matter how minor a broken bone or bone fracture may seem to be initially, these injuries can require consistent, long-term medical treatment and cause the victim to incur further losses, such as missed wages and loss of quality of life. Medical costs to treat broken bones can quickly add up to tens of thousands of dollars, and an individual who suffers even a small fracture might need unpaid time away from work and incur expenses for therapy and rehabilitation.

Medical attention and proper treatment are necessary for all bone fractures, regardless of how small the fracture might seem to be, to prevent serious infections, to confirm that the broken bone is aligned properly, and to prevent permanent deformity.

The serious injury lawyers at Salamati Law in Los Angeles are here to discuss the circumstances of your case and clearly communicate all of your options for legal recourse. Not every injury is compensable through a personal injury lawsuit, but only when you have discussed your case with an attorney experienced in this field of law will you know for sure if you have the right to sue and what the likelihood of success will be. We invite you to schedule a free consultation at your convenience.

How a Small Fracture Can Become a Big Problem

If left untreated, a small bone fracture can heal with improper alignment, which can lead to chronic pain, joint and limb dysfunction, and osteoarthritis. Repairs or resections of maligned bones require major surgery that will require weeks or months of recovery time.

A fracture site is naturally weaker, and a bone with a small hairline break is susceptible to more serious fractures. A small fracture in a spinal or neck bone can pose a risk of paralysis.

An accident victim who accepts a low insurance settlement for a small bone fracture without considering the long-term ramifications of the injury will almost certainly forfeit the opportunity to recover the full measure of damages that they are entitled to receive.

How Individual or Unique Circumstances Can Complicate Small Fractures

The compensation that an accident victim can recover for minor bone fractures will always depend, in part, on the victim’s unique circumstances. Consider, for example:

  • A small fracture will have a more adverse effect on a growing child or a teen than on an adult if the fracture has any impact on bone growth plates
  • A senior adult with brittle bones will likely experience greater pain and suffering and slower recovery from a small bone fracture
  • A manual laborer will lose more wages if the bone fracture prevents him or her from using their hands or standing for long periods of time.  

How Small Bone Fractures in Lower Extremities Can Lead to Large Damages Awards

Broken leg, knee, ankle, and foot bones can be very limiting, even if they are not major breaks. If an ankle bone fracture requires surgery, the average cost of that surgery in Los Angeles is between $16,000 and $44,000.

Talk to a knowledgeable and experienced Los Angeles ankle fracture attorney to understand the full scope of your potential damages when you suffer a lower extremity bone break in an accident.

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The personal injury attorneys in the Los Angeles offices of Salamati Law understand the economic and non-economic costs associated with bone fractures, and we fight tirelessly to recover the largest possible damages awards for our clients.

Call our offices at any time for straightforward advice on your options to sue for losses and injuries associated with a small bone fracture.

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Injuries After School-Sponsored Athletics

October 4, 2022 Brain Injuries, Personal Injury Lawsuits

Sports injuries are unfortunately common among students in California. When injuries after school-sponsored athletics events occur due to an act

Sports injuries are unfortunately common among students in California. When injuries after school-sponsored athletics events occur due to an act of negligence, financial compensation could be available. Our team of serious injury lawyers could assist with pursuing these claims.

Often, school districts are careless in how they regulate or officiate these events. Their actions could have contributed to your, or your loved one’s, injuries.

Common sporting event injuries

There are countless ways for student athletes to suffer an injury at school-sponsored events. While contact sports like football are especially dangerous, even low-contact events can result in devastating injuries when negligence is involved. From gymnastics to baseball, injuries are commonplace.

Some injuries could have been prevented had the school taken active steps to protect their students. In these cases, it could be possible to seek a monetary award. Some of the injuries that are common at school events include:

  • Heat stroke
  • Traumatic brain injuries, including concussions
  • Transmitted diseases and infections
  • Spinal injuries and paralysis
  • Tendon and ligament damage

Some of these injuries are unfortunately unpreventable. When an injury could have been avoided, it could be time to pursue damages through a civil lawsuit.

When is a school negligent?

There are also different ways that a school could, through negligence, contribute to or fail to prevent a serious injury. This includes injuries that happen on or off the field.

Often, schools face allegations of liability based on their hiring practices. It is the role of the school district to carefully review candidates for job positions. Hiring coaches or athletic trainers that lack the skill or experience to do the job could put kids at risk.

The key to a negligence claim is establishing that it would not have occurred but for the failure of the school to act. Had the school provided safe equipment or refused to hire the unqualified staff member, you would have avoided injury entirely. Your attorney can evaluate every aspect of an injury at a school-sponsored event to determine if negligence was involved.

Talk to an attorney about injuries at school-sponsored athletic events

Dealing with an injured child is never easy. If that injury occurred at a school-sponsored event, you could also be facing a school district that is focused on avoiding responsibility and deflecting blame. You deserve a Los Angeles head injury lawyer that will fight for a fair outcome following an injury at a school-sponsored event.   The team at Salamati Law is prepared to help you seek justice for your injuries. If you are ready to get started with your case, now is the time to seek help. Call as soon as possible to schedule your free consultation.

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If Your Car is Stolen and in a Wreck, Are You Liable?

October 4, 2022 Auto Accidents

The Los Angeles Police Department estimates that almost 30,000 cars are stolen in LA every year. Perhaps the only bright

The Los Angeles Police Department estimates that almost 30,000 cars are stolen in LA every year. Perhaps the only bright spot for the victims is that they will generally not be liable for damages if the perpetrator crashes the stolen car and harms other people.

The car accident attorneys at Salamati Law represent victims in Southern California. We have seen many accidents involving stolen vehicles. Generally, the car owner and the owner’s insurance carriers are not liable. This does not mean, however, that the accident victim has no recourse to recover damages from other potentially negligent parties.

Why is a car owner not liable for injuries caused by a car thief?

A car owner is only liable for injuries caused by permitted uses of their car. Moreover, car theft is a criminal act, and the owner cannot be held responsible for another person’s crimes unless the owner aided or abetted those crimes. An attorney might sue the car owner if there is any suggestion that the owner facilitated or negligently allowed the theft.

To avoid liability for injuries that occur when a stolen car is in a wreck, the car owner can present evidence of the theft, such as a police report and a theft claim file with the owner’s insurance company. Unless the owner has fraudulently reported that their car was stolen, that evidence is generally sufficient to excuse the owner and the owner’s insurer from liability.

How can an injured party collect damages for injuries in an accident with a stolen car?

An experienced Los Angeles personal injury attorney will always analyze a crash to determine if other parties have some California car accident liability for a victim’s losses and injuries. Those other parties can include:

  • The car thief and the their auto insurance company
  • Municipal authorities who engaged the stolen car in a high-speed pursuit, where that pursuit is itself negligent
  • Property owners who negligently erected barriers that contributed to the crash

In addition, if the injured party carried uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage on their own auto insurance, it will be another resource for damages compensation.

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Car theft victims and individuals injured in crashes with stolen cars should consult with an attorney about their rights and opportunities to recoup their losses and make themselves whole again. Our team of lawyers in the Los Angeles offices of Salamati Law has the knowledge and expertise to provide the guidance you need after you experience such a loss. Do not hesitate to call us for a no-fee consultation. We work on a contingency basis, so there are no upfront legal fees.

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How a Concussion Affects Learning

October 4, 2022 Brain Injuries

Every child is different, so it is difficult to state with certainty how a traumatic brain injury might impact learning.

Every child is different, so it is difficult to state with certainty how a traumatic brain injury might impact learning. However, researchers agree that concussions, in general, can affect the brain, especially in children. If your child suffered a concussion due to the negligence of a third party, you could be entitled to compensation. Contact the serious injury attorneys at Salamati Law for a free consultation.

Additional Effort is Needed

Sometimes, a concussion doesn’t prevent a student from returning to school. However, they may require more time and more specialized instruction to complete a task that would have once been easy for them. For example, a student could find their reading speed and comprehension is diminished–making it necessary to spend additional time with the material. Further, because they may be having trouble focusing, they might need several attempts to complete a project.

In addition, any stress or strain could exacerbate the symptoms of a concussion. Unfortunately, those conditions are often present in an academic setting. It can be exhausting for your child to attend school while suffering from post-concussion syndrome. In fact, studies have shown that the symptoms of a concussion in a child can worsen with time.

Emotional Outbursts

One of the more common aspects of a concussion is how it impacts a child’s emotional state. Highs and lows are common for individuals living with post-concussive syndrome. However, these outbursts could affect your child’s ability to continue with their education, as this could be distracting for their fellow students.

Drowsiness and Trouble Concentrating

A middle school student, for example, suffering from post-concussion syndrome, can find it challenging to concentrate. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), drowsiness and difficulty concentrating are common signs of this syndrome.

As stated above, these symptoms can impact your child’s ability to learn. When your child cannot focus on their studies, they are unlikely to absorb and retain information—for example, memorizing dates for a history quiz. These symptoms could also signify that their injury is more serious than you realized.

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The impact of a concussion on a child’s ability to learn can be frustrating. It’s essential that you consider your legal options. Your child could be entitled to compensation if their concussion resulted from another party’s negligence. A Los Angeles traumatic brain injury lawyer could help you pursue justice for your child’s traumatic brain injury. Reach out to Salamati Law to schedule your free consultation as soon as possible.

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Do Pre-Existing Conditions Affect Car Accident Claims in California?

October 4, 2022 Auto Accidents

Pre-existing conditions affect car accident claims because they are often exacerbated by a collision. The party responsible for your accident

Pre-existing conditions affect car accident claims because they are often exacerbated by a collision. The party responsible for your accident is not liable for your pre-existing condition but may prove liable for significantly aggravating it. A Los Angeles personal injury attorney at Salamati Law can help clients with pre-existing conditions receive the compensation they deserve for their injuries. Contact us today for a free consultation.

Car Accidents and Pre-Existing Conditions

Pre-existing conditions affected by car accidents often refer to skeletal and soft tissue injuries. For instance, the impact of a car accident may make a pre-existing back or neck injury much worse. Concussions are traumatic brain injuries, and every TBI experienced over an individual’s lifetime further damages the brain. However, diseases may come into play. For example, if the victim is a hemophiliac, someone whose blood does not clot normally, even a minor laceration could result in profuse bleeding.  

Previously broken bones fractured after a car accident may require surgery and result in more significant pain and extended rehabilitation. In addition, older people are especially vulnerable when bones break more than once, as the healing process takes longer. Whiplash, a neck injury caused when the head moves back and forth quickly, is another injury that a subsequent car accident can worsen.

Pre-existing conditions may also refer to psychological issues. The car accident may cause the victim’s PTSD or other mental health problems to resurface.   

Eggshell Plaintiffs and Establishing Aggravation of Pre-existing Conditions

In California, plaintiffs with pre-existing medical or psychological conditions are “eggshell plaintiffs.” It means that the injuries they suffer due to another party’s negligence are worse than those of someone without a pre-existing medical condition. A car accident attorney can establish that the accident aggravated your pre-existing condition which involves undergoing a series of diagnostic tests, which may include:

  • X-rays
  • MRIs
  • CAT scans
  • Ultrasounds

These post-accident tests are compared to your medical records before the collision. Your lawyer may also bring expert witnesses to testify and bolster your claim.

As with any personal injury lawsuit, the lawyer must prove that the defendant caused the accident due to negligence or recklessness. Such proof may involve reviewing evidence such as police reports, surveillance videos, eyewitness accounts and investigating the accident scene.

Damages

Damages, or compensation, for a car accident aggravating pre-existing conditions may include:

  • Medical expenses, current, and future
  • Lost wages
  • Lost future earnings
  • Pain and suffering
  • Property damage

Contact a Los Angeles Car Accident Lawyer

If you or someone you know has a pre-existing condition made worse due to the negligence of another driver, you need the services of an experienced car accident attorney in Los Angeles at Salamati Law. Contact us today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation and case evaluation. Because we work on a contingency basis, you pay no fee unless you receive compensation. Hablamos Español.

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Dealing With Broken Bones After a Truck Accident

August 19, 2022 Truck Accidents

Broken bones are among the most common injuries after a truck accident. At best, victims will spend a few months

Doctors looking at injury xray

Broken bones are among the most common injuries after a truck accident. At best, victims will spend a few months recuperating. At worst, the injury causes permanent impairment and loss of mobility. In either situation, you cannot work, care for family members, or participate in everyday activities. A serious injury attorney at Salamati Law can help you receive the compensation you need to rebuild your life.

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 Common Fractures in Truck Accidents

The type of broken bones in a truck accident depends on the collision’s unique circumstances. For instance, the occupant of a car hit by a truck may hit the dashboard. That may result in broken fingers, wrists, and arms. In addition, the sheer force of the impact can cause the spine or neck to break, causing paralysis. Therefore, first responders should only move these victims.

Other common fractures include broken:

  • Legs
  • Hips
  • Ribs
  • Clavicles

A hip fracture can take nine months or more to heal fully. Due to immobility, hip fractures may cause serious complications, including blood clots, pneumonia, and bedsores. Some of these complications may prove deadly. If this has happened to you contact a Los Angeles hip fracture attorney.

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Skull Fractures

A skull fracture may also involve a traumatic brain injury. It may occur if the head hits the steering wheel, the dashboard, or other hard surfaces. Severe skull fractures may cause:

  • Brain bleeds
  • Brain damage
  • Cerebrospinal fluid leakage
  • Seizures

Skull fracture symptoms include:

  • Confusion
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Memory loss
  • Loss of consciousness

Signs of Broken Bones

A broken bone is very painful; most people immediately know when it happens. However, the shock experienced in the wake of the crash may temporarily mask pain.

Moreover, there are various types of fractures. For example, a stable fracture, in which the bones line up, heals more readily than an open, compound fracture. These fractures involve a bone breaking through the skin or an open wound caused by the impact.

Signs of broken bones include:

  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Inability to move
  • Inability to place weight on the affected bone
  • Unusual placement or bending of a limb or digit

Always seek immediate medical attention after a motor vehicle accident. Doctors will order X-rays in the emergency room to determine if bones are broken.

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Truck Accident Damages

Damages, or compensation, in a truck accident may include:

  • Medical expenses, current, and future
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future earnings
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress

Contact a serious injury attorney for a free consultation

If you suffered severe broken bones in a truck accident caused by another party’s negligence or recklessness, schedule a free consultation with us at Salamati Law. Since we work on a contingency basis, there is no fee unless you receive compensation. Hablamos Español.

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Common Wrongful Death Case Mistakes

August 19, 2022 Wrongful Death Claims

Losing a loved one due to someone else’s negligence can be very tough for you and your family. You might

Wrongful Death report and gavel in a court.

Losing a loved one due to someone else’s negligence can be very tough for you and your family. You might discover that you and your family are finding it difficult to cope and coming to terms with this sad reality. Since your loved one died due to someone else’s negligence you will likely file a wrongful death lawsuit against the negligent party.

However, it is important to remember that during these sensitive and trying times there are some mistakes which you completely want to avoid, mistakes which we see too often, unfortunately. Such mistakes can harm your case and hence should be avoided at all costs.

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Mistakes to avoid in Wrongful death cases

One mistake which can be very costly is speaking publicly about the death of your loved one. When someone passes away in a disturbing manner it might be covered by the local, or even national news media, especially where the death was caused by someone’s negligence. While you may be tempted to speak publicly about our loved one’s untimely death, doing so can be a mistake, as you might reveal sensitive information, or even imply that your loved one was himself at fault for his death. The defendant or the defendant’s insurance company can later use any such information against you. It is also especially important at this point in time to maintain family unity and to avoid fighting within the family. Due to the stressful nature of this time period many people might not be coping well and therefore prone to start fighting with family members. However, such conflict might not just delay your wrongful death case, but also harm it in unimaginable ways. 

One mistake from which there is no turning back is being late in filing your lawsuit. Under the pertinent California law you have 2 years to bring forth a wrongful death action, from the date of your loved one’s death. If you miss this 2 year deadline you will really be out of luck and will not be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Another common, and consequential, mistake is speaking to the insurance company of the negligent party. This should be on top of your list of things to avoid. You should never speak to an insurance company without speaking to a lawyer first, as the insurance company will use anything you say to devalue your case so they can put more money in their own pockets. You should also be careful not to accept the first settlement offer made by the insurance company, as more often than not that will not be an appropriate compensation for your claim. An experienced attorney will understand the tricks and maneuvers employed by insurance companies to avoid paying, therefore it is very important to speak with one before you might end up harming your case.

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Therefore, if you have lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence then reach out to the experienced wrongful death attorneys of Salamati Law today. Our team of experienced attorneys is especially well versed in California wrongful death settlements and will try to obtain the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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