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A Firm Offering Experienced And Compassionate Wrongful Death Representation

Picking up the pieces after a family member’s untimely death can feel overwhelming. If your loved one was killed by the negligence or intentional actions of another person, business or organization, an experienced and compassionate attorney can help you seek accountability and justice from the at-fault party and any others who may be liable.

Our founding attorney John H. Howard has over four decades of experience as an attorney. He has been honored to help many grieving families navigate the often complex process of pursuing a wrongful death claim. At the Law Offices of John H. Howard, we keep our caseload small so that we can give each client the undivided and personalized attention they deserve.

Wide-Ranging Experience In Wrongful Death Litigation

We have helped families pursue litigation for claims stemming from a wide range of fatal scenarios, including:

The circumstances leading to a wrongful death claim are often very similar to those that would warrant a personal injury lawsuit. One key difference is the degree of harm that the victim suffers. Another difference is who serves as plaintiff, which is discussed below.

Who Has The Legal Right To Sue For Wrongful Death?

State law determines who has legal “standing” to sue for wrongful death. In California, authority goes to family members of the deceased victim in order of priority. Those given first priority include a surviving spouse or partner, surviving grandchildren.

If the deceased victim had none of the aforementioned family members, other relatives or those who may have been financially dependent on the decedent would have the opportunity to bring a claim.

We Work Tirelessly To Hold Responsible Parties Accountable

There is no amount of money adequate to compensate for the loss of someone you loved. Nonetheless, financial damages are both necessary and appropriate. We will utilize our extensive knowledge and experience to help you pursue accountability for losses that include:

  • Medical bills up to the time of death
  • Pain and suffering
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Loss of income and financial support
  • Loss of gifts and inheritances
  • Loss of love and companionship and guidance

When someone has been killed by the negligent or intentional actions of another, the family’s emotional suffering should not be compounded by financial hardship. While we cannot right the wrongs you have suffered, we can advocate vigorously to ensure you have the resources you need to continue on in your loved one’s absence.

Compassionate Legal Help

The Law Offices of John H. Howard is based in Oxnard and serves clients nationwide with a focus on Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. To discuss your legal options with an attorney who listens and cares, contact our office to schedule a complimentary initial consultation. Just call 805-309-9296 or reach out online.