Establishing Wrongful Death Liability After a Tragic Accident
The loss of a loved one can be one of the most trying times in anyone's life. If another party's negligent actions are responsible for this tragic accident, your family may be entitled to compensation for your losses. Proving wrongful death liability in San Diego, CA, can be a complex and difficult task without the help of an experienced attorney. Our legal team has been helping victims for over three decades and has earned an unparalleled reputation for securing damages on behalf of our clients. If you have lost someone due to another party's negligence, please contact our office to arrange a complimentary case evaluation.
About Wrongful Death
Wrongful death is a civil law term pertaining to a fatal injury that is caused by the negligent or intentional actions of another party. Surviving family members are entitled to pursue compensation for their physical and emotional losses, even in cases of accidental injury.
In tort law, “duty of care” is a legal obligation, and breach of this duty subjects an individual or business entity to liability for resulting damages. Throughout modern history, common law court decisions have upheld the conviction that people have a duty to act reasonably in the care of others. This means avoiding negligent, careless, or reckless acts that may endanger the safety of another person.
In cases involving personal injury or wrongful death, our attorneys will act quickly to gather evidence that may prove liability. We investigate all aspects of the incident in question, whether the focus is on a construction job site, the scene of a traffic accident, or a commercial property after a deadly slip and fall. Our attorneys and investigators will prove liability with diligent, strategic work; interviewing witnesses, securing photos and measurements, inspecting police reports, and obtaining historical documentation.
When wrongful death results from medical malpractice, such as a faulty medical device or dangerous pharmaceutical drug, the approach is similar. In these cases, investigative discovery may also include obtaining medical records, test data, and expert opinions to clarify technical evidence.
The initial goal in any wrongful death case is to provide persuasive evidence that will prompt a satisfactory settlement offer.
The initial goal in any wrongful death case is to provide persuasive evidence that will prompt a satisfactory settlement offer. We will negotiate the best possible settlement to cover costs, future expenses, pain and suffering, and other damages. If insurance and defense attorneys decline to settle, we will be fully prepared to successfully try the case in front of a jury.
Our seasoned trial lawyers will provide detailed evidence and persuasive arguments to convince a judge and jury of several key points:
- The defendant is liable because of actions that were negligent, wrong, or malicious
- The victim was fatally injured as a result of the defendant’s action or lack of action
- The family has suffered damages because of this event
Speaking to an experienced lawyer is the best way to determine if the passing of your loved one may be connected to wrongful death liability. The statute of limitations for filing a case in California is two years from the date of passing. Please contact our office today to schedule a free consultation.