A wrongful death, someone dying due to someone else’s negligence in authority, is a tragic and completely avoidable event. At Licata & Yeremenko, A Professional Law Corporation, our California wrongful death lawyers want to discuss a recent wrongful death that occurred here in Sherman Oaks—a mental health issue that should have been handled calmly but instead lead to a loss of life.
What Happened In This Sherman Oaks Wrongful Death?
In July 2018, Tyler Honeycutt suffered from a mental breakdown, and police were called to deescalate the situation, to calmly get him to come to the door to receive the proper medical attention and mental health services he needed.
Instead, police armed themselves and escalated the event so much that Honeycutt then refused to leave the apartment and barricaded himself in the apartment. Mental health professionals arrived at the scene, but only hours later, after being delayed.
A K-9 team and remote-controlled robots entered the scene, but it was too late. Honeycutt had shot himself in the head; he needed emergency critical care, but the police waited hours to treat him, and by then, it was too late.
If anyone would have simply responded compassionately or logically, Tyler Honeycutt could still be with us.
Wrongful Deaths Cause Unnecessary Tragedy with Unanswered Questions
We consistently see in the news stories about police escalating instead of de-escalating the situation. At Licata & Yeremenko, A Professional Law Corporation, our California wrongful death attorneys help victims find justice for their loved ones that were taken from them. We want you to help you find justice for those impacted by a wrongful death and wish to speak to you immediately because the statute of limitations on wrongful death is two years; this is a small amount of time, and we won’t help you get what you need due to your unforeseen and tragic loss.
The family members of the victim in a wrongful death have to deal with problems such as:
- Unforeseen legal and medical bills
- Unable to keep up with rent or mortgage payments
- Emotional and physical trauma
- Loss of salary from the victim
- Loss of stability in the home
Call Us For A Free Consultation On Your Case
If somebody you love has been the victim of a wrongful death caused by someone’s careless and negligent actions in California, please contact us immediately. Again, the statute of limitations on wrongful death is two years, and we want to help as soon as possible. We pledge to conduct a thorough and full investigation into your claim so we can secure the compensation you desperately need. This can include:
- The estimated value of the comfort and serve yes your loved one would have provided had he lived
- The loss of guidance, inheritance, moral upbringing, advice, love, guidance, and support
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Estate administration expense in regards to the wrongful death
- The medical and hospital bills accrued before death