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Understanding Fatal Car Collisions in Los Angeles and California: Why You Need a Top Wrongful Death Personal Injury Lawyer

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Fatal Car Collisions Car collisions resulting in wrongful death claims in Los Angeles are tragic events that devastate families. The loss of a spouse, parent, child or other family member from a car accident in Los Angeles or anywhere in California is horrific and is never forgotten. Significant losses from wrongful death accidents include high hospital and other medical charges, and the loss of companionship, love and financial support.

In Los Angeles and California, these incidents occur with alarming frequency. In 2023, according to the Los Angeles Times, there were more fatal car crashes than all homicides for the very first reported time in a decade as such traffic fatalities were at a record level in Los Angeles. In fact, it was reported that 336 people died in vehicle crashes in Los Angeles in 2023, and a little more than half of them – 179 of them – were pedestrians involved in these collisions. These large numbers underscore the urgent need for effective legal advocacy to address the aftermath of such tragic events.

These tragic, fatal car accidents cause profound emotional and financial consequences. As you navigate the aftermath of such a loss, it's crucial to have the right legal representation on your side. At Gary K. Walch, A Law Corporation, we understand the complexities of wrongful death cases and are dedicated to providing the guidance and care you need, while helping you seek justice and maximum compensation for your losses.

Please call us now at 866 INJURY 2 (866.465.8792) or simply click here to reach us 24/7 for your absolutely FREE case evaluation and if we take your case we do so on a contingency basis which means there is NO fee until we WIN!

Damages for Wrongful Death Accident Claims in Los Angeles, California

The primary damages provided under California law for wrongful death claims include the following:

  • Hospital and medical charges
  • Pain, suffering and disfigurement
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Loss of income, earnings and other financial support
  • Loss of services, including homemaking services
  • Loss of consortium, including loss of love and affection
  • Other damages, depending on the facts and circumstances of your own case

For a more detail discussion on allowable damages for wrongful death cases, please see our related article entitled, “Damages for Wrongful Death Claims.”

5 Reasons to Choose Gary K. Walch, A Law Corporation for Wrongful Death Accident Cases
  1. Proven Track Record: We are not new, inexperienced lawyers. With over 45 years of wrongful death and serious injury experience, Gary K. Walch, A Law Corporation, has a long-standing reputation for success in personal injury and wrongful death cases. We've secured millions of dollars in compensation for our clients, winning over 98% of our wrongful death and injury accident cases.
  2. Personalized Attention: Unlike large, impersonal national firms, we provide personalized service and attention to each client. Our partners are native to Los Angeles and California, and we are deeply invested in the well-being of our community.
  3. Recognized Excellence: Our firm has been recognized for excellence in personal injury law, including being named Personal Injury Attorney of the Year and Personal Injury Law Office of the Year multiple times. We've also received accolades such as Best Car Accident Attorneys in Los Angeles.
  4. Legal Expertise: Led by a UCLA School of Law graduate with extensive legal expertise, our team is equipped to handle complex injury cases with skill and precision. We offer free consultations and on wrongful death and injury accident cases work on a contingency fee basis, ensuring that you pay nothing until we win your case.
  5. Comprehensive Support: Beyond legal representation, we provide comprehensive support to our clients, including access to medical specialists (with payment often not due until the case resolves), assistance with property damage claims including Diminished Value (DV) claims, and support for other practical needs that arise in the aftermath of an accident.
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If you've lost a loved one in a car collision in Los Angeles or California, don't hesitate to seek legal guidance. There are time limits, including the California statute of limitations, and sadly too often a grieving family member contacts us after the time limit has expired so their claim has already ended by operation of law. Do not let that happen to you and your family. Please contact Gary K. Walch, A Law Corporation, today at 866 INJURY 2 (866.465.8792) or click here to reach us 24/7. Let us help you pursue the justice and compensation you deserve during this difficult time.

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Over 45 years experience successfully handling thousands of personal injury & wrongful death accident cases in California!

If you had a wrongful death, our personal injury & wrongful death accident lawyers offer an absolutely FREE & CONFIDENTIAL case consultation and evaluation and we work on a contingency fee. That means there is NO fee until you WIN and then the fee comes out of the recovery usually paid by the other parties’ insurance company and not out of your own pocket.

There are many easy ways to contact us 24/7:

We offer FREE consultations and evaluations to those hurt in accidents in Los Angeles, Kern, Orange, Riverside, San Fernando Valley, San Bernardino, Ventura and throughout all of California and there is NO fee until you WIN!

We look forward to speaking with you today and helping you resolve your injury accident legal problems.

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Damages for Wrongful Death Claims



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