Wrongful Death Attorney Explains How a Wrongful Death Lawsuit Works

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Steven Soliman from The Soliman Firm, a law firm based in Costa Mesa, California, has explained how a wrongful death lawsuit works in a newly released blog post. The article offers important details about a wrongful death claim to help people decide on whether they should make such a claim. This particular lawsuit is filed on behalf of the deceased victim by a loved one or relative to claim that the defending party is liable for financial and emotional losses suffered. This involves situations where the defendant’s negligence or purposeful actions resulted in the death of the victim. Common situations include medical malpractice, car accidents, intentional killings, and more.

First of all, it is vital to determine if a person is eligible to file a wrongful death claim. In the state of California, such a lawsuit can be filed by the spouse, domestic partner, or children of the deceased. Other parties who can file a claim include those who are financially dependent upon the victim. It should be noted that California’s statute of limitations indicates that the claim expires within two years after the date of death. And it must also be determined that the loved one’s death was caused by the negligence of another party.

For those who believe they have a case, their next step is to consult with a qualified wrongful death attorney like someone from The Soliman Firm. This firm offers a free consultation to allow them to go over the details and nuances of the claim. They will evaluate the various specifics of the case and provide the client with advice specific to the situation and help with the next steps of a wrongful death claim.

Steven Soliman himself says, “My favorite thing about being an attorney is being able to give my clients a second chance. We will not rest until we uncover all the details available regarding your case. Nobody plans to get seriously injured when people are in a situation like that, it can put you in a really dark place. I'm a support system and I understand where these clients are coming from.”

After the initial consultation, the attorney will start investigating the details of the wrongful death claim. This will usually involve working with police and medical professionals who are familiar with the incident. It may also include consulting with accident reconstruction specialists. After this, the lawyer will be able to clearly determine how much compensation can be claimed with regards to medical costs, funeral expenses, and other costs that have accrued because of the loss of the loved one. This will also include the emotional impact that resulted from the wrongful death.

After enough evidence has been gathered, the wrongful death attorney will formally file the case in court. A pre-trial will be held after coordinating with the legal team of the defendant. Court motions may be filed and the wrongful death attorney will deal directly with the legal team of the defendant to establish certain details and to possibly ask a number of questions. Some negotiations may also take place during this stage and it is the task of the wrongful death attorney to negotiate a fair settlement is possible.

The last stage is the actual trial. This happens when the defendant’s legal team does not offer a reasonable settlement amount during the pre-trial stage. Thus, having an attorney who is comfortable going to court is essential just in case there is an actual trial.

Steven Soliman has already litigated cases against multi-million dollar companies, helping clients get the full value of their cases so that they were able to get the compensation they deserve. He obtained his Juris Doctor from the Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, and focused his education on civil litigation and trial technique. He was chosen in 2016 as a Southern California Rising Star by Super Lawyers, a distinction held by only 2.5 percent of attorneys in Southern California.

Those who would like to learn more about the wrongful death lawsuit may want to check out the firm’s website at, or contact them through email.

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About The Soliman Firm :

The Soliman Firm is a personal injury law firm based in Orange County, California. The Soliman Firm handles any manner of personal injury case including car accident, wrongful death, brain injury, neck and back, and all other areas of personal injury law.

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Steven Soliman

245 Fischer Ave D-1, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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