The law recognizes the right of heirs to receive monetary damages if a loved one has been lost due to the negligence or intentional conduct of others. It is our only civil remedy and competent and ethical counsel can and should be consulted when this devastating event happens.
Hire a Compassionate and Ethical Bay Area Attorney to File a Wrongful Death Claim
A wrongful death is one in which a person loses their life due to the negligence or misconduct of another person, party, or entity. In many cases, dependents, beneficiaries and others may be entitled to monetary damages. These damages serve multiple purposes. In addition to compensating for lost wages and lifetime earnings, they can also help to assuage emotional pain and suffering and can serve as a penalty to help prevent a similar event from occurring in the future. Your settlement can also help to pay medical bills as well as funeral and burial expenses.
Common examples of wrongful death lawsuits include:
- Emergency room and general medical malpractice
- Motor vehicle accidents including those related to texting while driving
- Drunk driving accidents
- Deaths as the result of faulty equipment or products
- Workplace related fatalities
- Fatalities as the result of unsafe premises
- Homicide or intentional violence leading to death
- Healthcare provider negligence
The state of California has a statute of limitations for wrongful death claims. In most circumstances, your claim must be filed within two years of the injury or death. However, government claims, such as a car accident involving a San Francisco City vehicle or an occurrence of medical malpractice at a government hospital, must be filed within six months. For this reason, it is imperative that you contact an experienced Bay Area Attorney as soon as possible to make sure your claim is filed in accordance with the law.
Again, we realize there is no amount of financial compensation that can bring your loved one back. However, we will fight to get you the compensation you deserve in terms of the amount of money earned by the deceased, the income lost due to your emotional pain and suffering, loss of companionship, and any expenses incurred as a result of the injury or death.
Contact The Law Offices of Joseph W. Campbell For a Free Legal Consultation
If someone you love has been the victim of a wrongful or negligent death, contact The Law Offices of Joseph W. Campbell. Our compassionate legal team and staff will review your case and provide a free consultation to help you determine a way to begin moving forward.