Wrongful Death Claims

First, if you have lost a loved one, I am very sorry for your loss. The pain of your loss is something that I cannot imagine. As an attorney, my job is to fight for your right to recover any damages – economic and non-economic – and hold the person responsible for their death accountable for their deadly actions. I strive to protect my clients by dealing with the law, so they can focus on dealing with their loss as best that they can. The purpose of California’s laws are to define which damages are recoverable, to compensate the decedent’s survivors, and to deter unlawful and harmful conduct.

Have you lost a loved one because of an accident due to someone’s negligence, pet or unsafe conditions on their property? Joe Herbert Law offers caring legal services to the families who have lost a loved one due to an accident or assault and battery. I am here to take care of your wrongful death claim and help you get compensated for the medical bills, death expenses, lost wages and other damages that your family has had to incur due to the wrongful death of a loved one.

Fatal Accident Lawyer Joe Herbert

Joe Herbert Law provides compassionate and candid legal guidance to families who have lost loves ones in deadly car accidents and other types of accidents. The surviving spouses, children and parents can seek compensation in wrongful death claims in California.

I will seek compensation for not only your economic losses, but also for your non-economic losses. I will get to know what this person meant in your life. What are the hardships that are created by his or her absence? What types of emotional pain and suffering are you and your family experiencing?

If any of the below has happened to your loved one, call me:

  • Car, motorcycle, bicycle, truck and limousine accidents
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning, drowning or electrocution
  • Slip and fall and other unsafe premises accidents
  • Dog bites, dog attacks, horse riding and other fatal pet-caused accidents
  • Assault and battery; intentionally harmful acts that result in an accidental or wrongful death

Wrongful Death Due to Intentional Acts Such as Assault and/or Battery

In severe battery cases where the victim of intentional harm dies because of serious bodily injuries, the victim’s family/heirs can bring a wrongful death action against that person.

Do not hesitate to contact me to make sure that you receive justice for your terrible loss.

Types of Compensation for a Wrongful Death Claim

I will seek fair compensation for all applicable damages due to a wrongful death from the responsible party for:

  • Economic damages: Funeral costs, medical bills incurred prior to death, and projected earnings and benefits, property damage, and any out-of-pocket losses due to the wrongful death
  • Non-economic damages: Loss of companionship, loss of consortium, loss of comfort and support, loss of household service, loss of parenting contributions and any suffering that is caused by the wrongful death
  • Punitive damages: If the wrongful death was the result of an intentional act to cause harm, punitive damages for assault and/or battery may be collected to punish the offender

The pain of losing a family member because of another person’s negligence is the type of pain you cannot understand until it happens to you. I do not pretend to know exactly what you are going through. However, I will provide the aggressive and tireless legal support that you need during this difficult time. While I can neither reverse nor replace your loss, I will fight for your economic security and justice.

I have offices in Camarillo (Ventura County) and Northridge in the San Fernando Valley.


There are limited time periods (deadlines) for filing claims that apply to legal matters. If you do not file in a timely manner with the appropriate internal office, outside agency or civil court, you may lose the right to seek redress for the claim. You should seek the advice of counsel to ascertain all of the applicable time periods.


You should immediately consult with an experienced attorney to learn more about what you can do to protect your rights and when the deadlines (statutes of limitation) expire in your specific case.


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