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Orange County Wrongful Death Attorneys

If you’ve recently lost a loved one by another’s negligence or reckless actions, we are truly sorry for your loss. We understand there is no way to measure the value of a life, and yet we also know that your family is deserving of a proper recovery, closure and compensation.

When a wrongful death has occurred, it’s important to have the moral support you need and to spend time with close friends and family. The last thing you should have to concern yourself with is finding the right lawyer.

It’s a significant decision and we want to make that choice easier for you.

The wrongful death attorneys at Hodes Milman Ikuta are people just like you, and we understand what you are going through. We’ll do more than just fight for your rights – we will provide you with the care and compassion you need.

If you would like personalized assistance, help is just a phone call away. You can speak with a skilled wrongful death attorney today by calling (949) 640-8222 for a free, no obligation consultation. We are here to answer any questions you have and will help you and your family take the next step.

“I have never seen a more passionate, dedicated man at work than Mr. Hodes. He and his staff took care of us emotionally, as well.”

– Suzi K.

Common Reasons for Wrongful Death Claims

You are not alone. Many families pursue a wrongful death claim for the following reasons:

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

The wrongful death attorneys at Hodes Milman Ikuta serve families and individuals across parts of Arizona and Southern California, including Orange County.

Each state has different laws when it comes to who can file a wrongful death lawsuit.
For California, the following parties can file a claim:

  • A surviving spouse
  • A domestic partner
  • Surviving children
  • In some cases, parents, siblings and step children may be able to file

For Arizona, the following parties can file a claim:

  • A surviving spouse
  • Surviving children
  • Parent/Guardian
  • The personal representative of the surviving spouse, child, parent/guardian or person’s estate

If you are considering seeking compensation for your losses, keep in mind that both California and Arizona have a statute of limitations of two years from the date of the death. This means that if you do not file a claim within this timeframe, you lose your right to seek compensation for damages altogether. Contact a wrongful death attorney as soon as possible to ensure you file your claim in time.

Why File a Wrongful Death Claim?

We understand that a monetary settlement won’t bring your loved one back, and for many, filing a wrongful death claim is about meeting basic needs. This includes restitution for medical bills, lost income or even funeral and burial expenses. Rather than focusing on these things, your time and energy can be spent healing, processing and drawing near to family and friends with the comfort and peace of mind you need. Compensation can help with this.

You can have financial support for:

  • Lost income
  • Medical bills
  • Future financial support
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Monetary value of household assistance
  • Compensation for your emotional losses

An experienced wrongful death attorney will ensure you receive the highest recovery amount possible. You won’t have to worry about making phone calls or collecting information to support your case – we will do all of it for you. You also don’t have to worry about paying any fees until we win a settlement on your behalf. It’s quite simple: if we don’t win, you don’t pay. You are protected from reimbursing these costs if we do not bring a successful case for you.

The attorneys at Hodes Milman Ikuta are zealous about your rights and well-being. When choosing a wrongful death attorney, be sure to retain one who has the experience you need. While we will do all in our power to obtain the highest settlement without going to trial, rest assured – we are prepared to.

Wrongful Death Claim in California or Phoenix

Give the attorneys at Hodes Milman Ikuta a call today to learn more about what you may be entitled to at (949) 640-8222.

Help for Grieving Families

Beyond these practical needs, your emotional and mental wellness are absolutely paramount. Having a safe place to process and share what you are going through can be tremendously helpful in your recovery. If you and your loved ones are not currently involved in a support group speak with our team for more information about the resources available to you.

Contact a Wrongful Death Law Firm

There is hope, and it starts with taking the first step towards your recovery. The attorneys at Hodes Milman Ikuta will take care of the rest.

For over 30 years, we have stood by hundreds of clients who have been in your shoes. We know it’s hard, and you will make it.

Let us take the legal burden off your shoulders. We will handle your case with discernment, professionalism and care. Take advantage of our free legal advice and see if filing a wrongful death claim is right for you. Contact us at (949) 640-8222 for a no-cost, no-obligation consultation. We will advocate for you.




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When you work with us, you’ll see the difference. A lot of firms are quick to show you numbers, and it is absolutely true that your lawyer should have experience and a strong track record in the area that you require. However, we’ll take it one step further. We also believe that your attorney should put your needs, cares and desires first. Because you deserve more than just compensation for your losses - you deserve a true advocate.

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