Wrongful Death

San Diego Wrongful Death Lawyers
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When someone is killed in an accident or due to fault of others, the loss can be devastating for the surviving family members. Going forward, one of the most important decisions for the family is to whom to entrust their wrongful death case. Our law firm will offer you excellent representation. But our work will not end there! We will also provide you the support you need to help you move past this terrible tragedy. We will always be available to answer your questions, and you will speak to your attorney right away, without having to wait for days for your calls to be returned. We understand both the legal challenges and the emotional trauma that comes with the loss of a loved one, and we are here to help you get through it.

How to Choose the Right Wrongful Death Attorney?

Some clients seek an aggressive lawyer; some want to ensure that they hire a highly ethical attorney; and others search for someone experienced. Our attorneys have all these qualities. Our award-winning lawyer Oleg Cross has handled numerous personal injury and wrongful death cases. He is also one of the youngest lawyers in the country to receive a prestigious Super Lawyers award, given only to a handful of personal injury lawyers who are recognized as the best of the best in their field.  Our trial attorney Natalie Prescott recently received a “Top Attorney” award from the Daily Transcript – nominated by other lawyers and as a testament for her excellent work and reputation. Stated simply, our award-winning lawyers are known as some of the best attorneys in California. They will handle your case with utmost professionalism, care, and compassion.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

The law places some restrictions on the rights of surviving family members to seek compensation for wrongful death. Specifically, in California, a wrongful death lawsuit is typically filed by the surviving husband or wife, children, or parents of the decedent. If there are no such living relatives, and in some other circumstances, siblings and other close relatives may also seek compensation. If you have questions about whether you can sue, please contact us for your free consultation. For your convenience, someone is available 24/7.

What Is the Statute of Limitations for Wrongful Death?

In California, a lawsuit for negligence must be filed within two years from the time of the injury or its discovery. This is a very short time frame for a grieving family! Nonetheless, it is important to act quickly because deadlines vary greatly. In some cases, where the government may be responsible for your loss, you may have as little as 180 days to file a claim. Because these deadlines vary greatly, it is important to contact an attorney for a free consultation right away.

What Can I Recover at Trial or Settlement?

As a plaintiff in a wrongful death case, you may be entitled to receive different types of damages. These damages include, but are not limited to:

  • Past medical expenses
  • Funeral expenses
  • Miscellaneous expenses caused by the injury and death
  • Expected future earnings of the deceased (based on typical life expectancy and earning potential)
  • Damages for loss of love and companionship
  • Punitive damages (available only in some cases)

 Call Us Today

If you suffered a devastating loss, our wrongful death attorneys are here to help you and your family to receive closure. Contact us today, and we will do all we can to take care of all your legal needs and to offer emotional support to your family during this difficult process. We will not charge you anything for a consultation and no fee unless and until we win your case. For your convenience, someone is available to speak with you 24/7: (619) 781-1360.

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