Death is a natural part of human evolvement. Idyllically, people will live fulfilling lives and pass away without incident, leaving a legacy of hope to the generation that follows them. Unfortunately, through acts of negligence, people die well before their due time, leaving spouses and children to their own devices.
Because so many negligent acts cause death, the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach can help families who’ve lost a breadwinning love one secure financial compensation after a traumatic incident leaves their loved one deceased. With a Los Angeles death claims attorney on your side, compensation can be realized much quicker, and for much greater amounts depending on your individual situation.
Accidents are obviously the greatest cause of death, the greatest portion being willful negligence or reckless control of vehicles, equipment, or premises. Death claims in California must be filed within two years of the incident causing one’s demise, meaning families must act quickly if they want to hold parties accountable for a decedent’s loss of life.
Deaths may happen in the following capacities:
Having an experienced Los Angeles death claims attorney from the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach can make a tremendous difference in litigating your case before a jury. Since a certain element of proof is necessary to successfully win your case, it’s advisable not to file death benefits claims without knowledge of how courtroom etiquette and filing procedures work.
Apart from holding a company accountable for a loved one’s death, the Social Security Administration offers survivor benefits based on work credits and other factors. These are generally paid to spouses for a short period of time, and to children up to the age of 18.
Initially, survivors will receive a one-time lump-sum payment of $255. From there, monthly benefits are paid, which are to be determined by your loved one’s payments to the Social Security Administration through payroll deduction.
Our Los Angeles death claims attorney can help navigate the application process, including form SSA-8.
We know you can hire an attorney in Los Angeles County, and we’re appreciative of all those who do retain us. Our commitment to settling death benefit claims grows stronger with each passing day, and our knowledge of the court system allows us to file cases and expedite hearings where laws allow.
If you’ve lost a loved one, but need financial benefits to care for you and your children, you’re not alone. We’ve helped numerous clients over our 40-year history collected the benefits they deserve.
To have our Los Angeles death claims attorney view your case, call, email, or stop by our office.