Helping Surviving Family Members Seek Justice
Losing a loved one is an unbearable tragedy that can leave survivors in grief and confusion. Not only must they grapple with the emotional strains of the loss, but they might also be dealing with financial burdens associated with the incident. If the person’s death resulted from another individual’s or entity’s negligence or intentional acts, surviving family members may have the right to pursue compensation from the at-fault party. Wrongful death cases can be extremely difficult, as loved ones must navigate complex processes while trying to heal. Fortunately, a personal injury lawyer can help during this challenging time, providing the advice and guidance needed to pursue justice.
At Lowe Lazar Law, we recognize how difficult and emotionally draining these cases can be. That is why our San Diego wrongful death attorneys prioritize providing compassionate representation to our clients in California and Nevada. Our lawyers intentionally take on a small caseload, which allows us to fully understand the depth of our clients’ losses and tell their loved one’s stories through them. We have extensive experience handling complex cases and have secured millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for past clients. We are proud of our success but recognize that previous achievements do not guarantee future results. Still, we leverage our insights and skills to build comprehensive and robust legal strategies for our clients.
We are here to provide the support and counsel you need. Contact our wrongful death lawyers in San Diego by calling (619) 815-8156 today.
Generally, the person or entity at fault for the death of another individual may be held accountable. Claims can be pursued against individuals, companies, or government agencies.
Surviving family members may be entitled to seek damages through legal action. Those that can bring a claim include spouses, children, parents, and siblings. Also, any person who might have been financially dependent on the decedent may be entitled to take action. While several individuals might have been affected by the loss, only one claim can be filed, and if compensation is awarded, it may be distributed amongst survivors.
The damages surviving family members may be entitled to recover include, but are not limited to:
- Burial expenses
- Funeral costs
- Medical care administered before death
- Loss of the decedent’s contributions
- Loss of consortium
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A claim for wrongful death may be brought when the death of an individual is caused by someone else’s negligence, recklessness, or intentional acts.
Incidents that can lead to a wrongful death include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Car accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Construction accidents
- Premises liability
- Medical malpractice
- Birth injuries
- Drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility abuse
- Dangerous products
To prove a wrongful death case, the party pursuing the claim must provide evidence that their loved one has died due to negligence or deliberate misconduct of another. This involves proving that not only did the decedent’s life end prematurely, but the surviving family members also suffered damages. The process can be arduous, requiring extensive legal knowledge and skill to prove these elements. Our San Diego wrongful death attorneys can assist at every stage.
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We are primarily a word-of-mouth law firm. That means many of the cases we receive are referrals from other attorneys. We have paid millions of dollars in referral and co-counsel fees, which are the fees other lawyers get when we win cases they have sent our way.
Our San Diego wrongful death lawyers handle every case with integrity and care, exploring available options to pursue justice. We pride ourselves on being available for our clients through responsiveness, diligent communication, reliability, and personal attention.
Please reach out to our team by calling us at (619) 815-8156 or contacting us online.