San Diego Wrongful Death Lawyers

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.

Understanding Wrongful Death Claims in California

Wrongful death occurs when someone dies as a result of the negligence or intentional actions of another person or entity. If you have lost a loved one due to someone else's actions, you may have the right to file a wrongful death claim. In California, surviving family members such as spouses, children, and parents can pursue compensation for damages such as medical expenses, funeral costs, lost income, and emotional pain and suffering.

At Lowe Lazar Law, LLP, our San Diego wrongful death attorneys understand the complexities of these types of cases and are here to guide you through the legal process. We will work tirelessly to hold the responsible parties accountable and seek justice for your loved one.

Proving Wrongful Death in California

To prove a wrongful death claim in California, you must establish the following:

  • The death was caused by the negligence or intentional act of another person or entity
  • You are a surviving family member and have suffered damages as a result of the death
  • The responsible party had a duty to exercise reasonable care toward the deceased
  • The responsible party breached that duty, which caused the death

Our team has experience handling complex wrongful death cases and will work with you to gather evidence, build a strong case, and fight for your rights in court. We understand the emotional toll of losing a loved one and will provide compassionate support and guidance throughout the process.

Recovering Compensation in a Wrongful Death Case

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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When Can You File a Wrongful Death Claim?

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:

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.

Call Lowe Lazar Law

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.

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