Experienced Wrongful Death Lawyers Serving San Jose, Bay Area, Salinas, and Modesto
Experiencing the loss of a loved one due to a personal injury accident is a deeply painful ordeal. It becomes even more challenging when the accident resulted from someone else's negligence, prompting a desire to hold those responsible accountable. At the Law Offices of Andrew B. Shin, we specialize in helping families seek justice for their loved ones.
Our San Jose and Bay Area wrongful death lawyers are here to represent surviving family members. While some wrongful death claims may seem straightforward, defendants often vigorously contest liability for a death. During the trying period following a loved one's passing, families can benefit from a law firm with the resources and experience to fight for justice on their behalf.
Wrongful death, in legal terms, refers to a preventable fatality resulting from someone else's negligence, recklessness, or intentional misconduct. This encompasses a broad range of fatal accidents that can lead to legal claims, including:
Commercial truck accidents
Hazards on property
Additional individuals may have the right to bring wrongful death lawsuits if they were financially dependent on the deceased, including putative spouses, stepchildren, and parents.
The statute of limitations for wrongful death lawsuits in California typically spans two years, though specific situations may vary.
Our attorneys combine compassion and diligence with an assertive approach when required. Whether it involves answering questions, evaluating settlement offers, or vigorously representing our clients in court, we work diligently on their behalf.
The primary objective of a wrongful death claim is to compensate surviving family members for the myriad of losses they endure due to their loved one's passing. Compensation encompasses economic damages, which cover financial losses substantiated by bills, receipts, pay statements, and other financial documentation. Economic damages may also include the value of lost future earnings and household services, often requiring the expertise of economic and occupational experts.
Economic damages can encompass:
Costs of medical care provided to the loved one before their passing
Lost income of the loved one
Non-economic damages, on the other hand, aim to provide compensation for intangible losses, such as the loss of love, affection, companionship, moral support, and, when appropriate, sexual intimacy. If a case does not reach a pre-trial settlement, a jury may determine the amount needed to compensate a family for the loss of their relationship with their loved one.
Initiating legal action after a wrongful death is never easy, particularly while coping with grief and adjusting to life without a family member. However, asserting your legal rights does not need to entail added stress. Our San Jose and Bay Area wrongful death lawyers are dedicated to reducing the burden on our clients during this challenging time and advocating on their behalf.
Bringing a wrongful death claim serves to hold responsible parties accountable for the tragic loss and provide family members with a sense of justice and closure. At the Law Offices of Andrew B. Shin, our San Jose and Bay Area attorneys are prepared to explain the process, listen to your story with empathy, and guide you toward a better position as you move forward after a loss. We have handled a wide range of wrongful death cases, and we always strive for excellence and compassion throughout our representation.
Remember, you don't have to navigate the legal complexities alone. Contact our wrongful death lawyers at the Law Offices of Andrew B. Shin for expert guidance, support and representation.