Carlsbad Wrongful Death Attorneys
Lost a Loved One in a Fatal Accident?
When a loved one passes away unexpectedly, the initial wave of grief and frustration can be overpowering. However, when this untimely death comes at the hands of someone who was able to prevent it and failed because of their utter disregard and gross misconduct, the shock can turn to anger. At the Jurewitz Law Group, our Carlsbad personal injury attorneys understand the emotional rollercoaster that accompanies an accidental or wrongful death. It is incomprehensible and intolerable. That is why we dedicate all of our resources and skill to defending those clients who have been victimized in such a way.
If you live in Carlsbad, and your family has recently experienced an unexpected death that was a direct result of someone's negligence, give us a call. The compassionate and committed team at the Jurewitz Law Group will provide you with a free consultation and answers to your questions that will help you fully explore your legal options. Our toll free number is (760) 585-4640, or contact our Carlsbad office directly.
Types of Possible Wrongful Death
Unfortunately, when it comes to accidental death there tend to be some situations that are more common than others. Some of those include:
Automobile, Motorcycle and Truck Accidents: Negligent behavior behind the wheel often leads to injury or death. Whether the at-fault party was operating an 18-wheeler, an ATV or a standard 4-door car, if someone dies as a result of their careless action they could be liable.
Bicycle and Pedestrian: Hand-in-hand with auto accidents, there is pedestrian and bike collisions. More often than not, these types of accidents end in severe injury or death. If it is proven the motorist was distracted, drunk or texting they could be guilty of wrongful death.
Medical Malpractice: Medical practitioners are tasked with preserving life, but sadly, mistakes can and will happen. But if these mistakes came on the heels of blatantly negligent behavior by the doctor, nurse or hospital there could be grounds for legal action.
Defective Products: In recent years, hastily put together consumer goods and shoddy craftsmanship has led to a number of high profile recalls and deaths. Anything from automobiles to children's clothing can be found defective and potentially lethal. Depending on the circumstance, and specifically who was injured or killed, these types of cases can reach international spotlight.
Time is of The Essence
In Carlsbad, like the rest of California, there exists a statute of limitations for when someone can bring a wrongful death lawsuit against the offending party. Under California Code of Civil Procedure Section 335.1, an individual has a maximum of two years in which to file his or her lawsuit. Barring any extraordinary circumstances or exceptions found in the state code, such as the age or mental health of the victim, this is a rigidly held law. Unfortunately, this puts grieving families in a litigious position at a time when they may not have the energy or funds to see it through.
Contact Us Today!
The Jurewitz Law Group can help. While filing a suit cannot undo the grievous injury done to your family, it can help ease the financial burden you may be experiencing in the days, months and years following. We are dedicated to securing the maximum amount of compensation available to your family and providing aggressive representation in the court of law. If you have any questions or wish to set up a free consultation with one of our representatives, please contact our Carlsbad office.
Call the Jurewitz Law Group at (760) 585-4640 and begin your path to recovery with a no-cost consultation today.