Last week, this Alameda-based personal injury legal blog offered a post on the tragic loss of nearly 3 dozen lives in a boat fire in Southern California. The victims perished when the dive boat they were sleeping on caught fire and they were unable to escape to safety. As investigations into the fire continue, families throughout the state are left reeling from unimaginable losses and extreme emotional pain.
This overwhelming tragedy created many victims and gave rise to many possible legal claims against possible defendants like the owners of the boat and the operators of the dive company that chartered it. However, not all potential wrongful death accidents are as public in nature or large in scale. In fact, many wrongful death incidents happen on local California roads and highways when vehicle accidents turn deadly.
Wrongful deaths occur when others cause victims to die. Wrongful deaths happen in accidents caused by negligence and through intentional interactions such as during crimes. When a wrongful death happens, someone or more than one party is at fault and surviving loved ones of the victim may exert their rights and seek to recover what they lost when the victim passed on.
The Law Offices of Leonard S. Becker support families and individuals who have had to pay the ultimate price with the death of a loved one through a wrongful death event. With compassionate guidance and zealous advocacy, the staff and attorney of the firm work diligently to ensure that every client is provided with the help they need to protect and advance their legal rights.
More information on these claims in California can be found on attorney Leonard Becker’s legal wrongful death website. This information can help one understand what rights they have and how they can initiate such an action for their tragic losses.