Wrongful Deaths

When the negligence of another has led to the untimely death of one of your loved ones, we can help. When we take on your wrongful death case, we do not collect any payment from you unless we are successful in obtaining the compensation you deserve for your loss.

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Wrongful Death Lawyers


If your loved one was killed as a result of the negligent, reckless, or intentional act of another person, business, or government entity, you might be entitled to receive compensation for your losses through a wrongful death lawsuit.

While we understand that no amount of money will be able to bring your loved one back, the compensation you seek in a wrongful death suit can be used to alleviate some of the financial and emotional hardships your family faces as a result of your loved one’s untimely death. Compensation can be sought for such financial damages as hospital bills, funeral and burial expenses, as well as the loss of future income on which you and your family would have relied.

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With the help of our experienced wrongful death lawyers, family members such as surviving spouses, minor children, dependent adult children, and even dependent parents can seek financial compensation for the death of a loved one through a wrongful death action.

Some situations that might lead to a wrongful death recovery include the following:

  • Auto and truck accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Defective products (including drugs, vehicles, and appliances)
  • Violent or criminal actions
  • And many more

Wrongful death lawsuits can serve as a powerful tool to hold corporations and product manufacturers accountable when their defective products kill innocent consumers. The substantial monetary penalties that companies often must pay in wrongful death lawsuits help to ensure that those companies will be more prudent and responsible in the design and testing of future products, potentially saving lives.

If your loved one has been killed, we can help.

We have decades of experience representing families in complex wrongful death litigation matters and protecting the rights of those injured or killed due to the negligence of others, as well as those who depended on them. We will fully explain your rights, provide legal counsel, and fight for the maximum financial recovery that your family deserves.

Let our Wrongful Death Legal Team handle the opposing side’s big insurance company while your family focuses on healing and recovery.

Contact our office as soon as possible for your free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys to discuss your options and how we can help.

If we take your case, we do not get paid unless you win.

 

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Personal Injury FAQ

Why do I need an attorney?

Having an experienced personal injury attorney on your side following your accident can be the difference between receiving fair compensation and receiving nothing. Our attorneys will do their best to ensure that you are taken care of financially by helping you obtain compensation for your medical expenses and lost wages. Our attorneys will work diligently to ensure all evidence is properly gathered and used to support your claim.

How long do I have to file a wrongful death claim?

Generally, wrongful death claims must be filed within two years of the accident that caused your loved one’s death. If a governmental entity is a cause of your loved one’s death, you may have to file a claim with the appropriate governmental entity within six months. Then you will have to file a lawsuit in a certain amount of time, depending on how the entity responds to the claim. These are strict time periods. If they are not adhered to, you will not be able to recover damages for your loss. It is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible to make sure you do not lose the ability to bring your claim, and to start gathering evidence as soon as possible.

How is the value of a wrongful death claim determined?

Damages that can be recovered by filing wrongful death claims are split into two categories: economic and non-economic.

Economic Damages
Economic damages are awarded to help families with verifiable financial costs that they have suffered or will suffer because of the death of a loved one. The following economic damages may be recovered by filing a wrongful death claim in California:

  • Funeral and burial costs, including travel and accommodations
  • Lost financial support that the victim would have contributed to the family
  • Gifts or benefits that the family member would have received from the victim
  • Medical costs incurred between the accident and the victim’s death
  • The reasonable value of household services that the victim would have provided

Non-Economic Damages
Non-economic damages are generally awarded to compensate families for the physical, emotional, and psychological injuries that they endure because of a family member’s death. Because the monetary value of these damages is difficult to determine, the amount of non-economic damages awarded can vary greatly. The following non-economic damages may be recovered by a filing a wrongful death claim in California:

  • The loss of the victim’s love, companionship, support, care, assistance, protection, affection, and comfort
  • The loss of the victim’s training and guidance
  • The loss of the enjoyment of sexual relations with the victim

 

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Personal Injury FAQ

Why do I need an attorney?

Having an experienced personal injury attorney on your side following your accident can be the difference between receiving fair compensation and receiving nothing. Our attorneys will do their best to ensure that you are taken care of financially by helping you obtain compensation for your medical expenses and lost wages. Our attorneys will work diligently to ensure all evidence is properly gathered and used to support your claim.

How long do I have to file a wrongful death claim?

Generally, wrongful death claims must be filed within two years of the accident that caused your loved one’s death. If a governmental entity is a cause of your loved one’s death, you may have to file a claim with the appropriate governmental entity within six months. Then you will have to file a lawsuit in a certain amount of time, depending on how the entity responds to the claim. These are strict time periods. If they are not adhered to, you will not be able to recover damages for your loss. It is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible to make sure you do not lose the ability to bring your claim, and to start gathering evidence as soon as possible.

How is the value of a wrongful death claim determined?

Damages that can be recovered by filing wrongful death claims are split into two categories: economic and non-economic.

Economic Damages
Economic damages are awarded to help families with verifiable financial costs that they have suffered or will suffer because of the death of a loved one. The following economic damages may be recovered by filing a wrongful death claim in California:

  • Funeral and burial costs, including travel and accommodations
  • Lost financial support that the victim would have contributed to the family
  • Gifts or benefits that the family member would have received from the victim
  • Medical costs incurred between the accident and the victim’s death
  • The reasonable value of household services that the victim would have provided

Non-Economic Damages
Non-economic damages are generally awarded to compensate families for the physical, emotional, and psychological injuries that they endure because of a family member’s death. Because the monetary value of these damages is difficult to determine, the amount of non-economic damages awarded can vary greatly. The following non-economic damages may be recovered by a filing a wrongful death claim in California:

  • The loss of the victim’s love, companionship, support, care, assistance, protection, affection, and comfort
  • The loss of the victim’s training and guidance
  • The loss of the enjoyment of sexual relations with the victim

 

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During our many years as personal injury attorneys we have seen a variety of serious injuries . The circumstances of each client and how they were injured differ greatly, but our desire to obtain outstanding results for all never changes. We’re committed to fighting fully for you and your family.

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