San Marcos Wrongful Death Lawyers
Legal Representation After a Fatal Accident
The sudden, tragic loss of a loved one leaves a family in turmoil, facing unimaginable heartache. When the death is the result of an act of negligence, the situation can be even more difficult to accept - as the death was completely avoidable. In these situations, it is important that families pursue justice. Filing a wrongful death claim provides bereft families with this opportunity.
Wrongful Death and Car Accidents: San Marcos, CA
In San Marcos, fatal vehicle accidents are one of the most common situations that demand filing a wrongful death claim. This area of San Diego County boasts golf courses, restaurants, hiking trails and other activities that attract thousands of visitors every year. With 16 major community parks, as well as 18 smaller parks, and a 63-mile trail network, San Marcos is known for providing visitors with countless activity options for all ages.
Unfortunately, the popularity of the area for visitors, and the increase on traffic on the 15, the 78, and West San Marcos Blvd., as well as the other local streets and roads increases the risk of a loved dying as the result of injuries in a vehicle accident. Families have a legal option to seek justice: a wrongful death claim.
Statute of Limitations for Wrongful Death Cases in California
Under the California statute of limitations, you have two years from the time of death in which to file a wrongful death claim, and far less time if your case involves negligence associated with any governmental agency. Although this may seem like sufficient time to file a claim, to be successful, wrongful death cases require extensive research, the gathering of all of the critical evidence to support a claim, and interviewing witnesses, and other actions.
It is imperative that legal action is initiated as early as possible after a wrongful death, and the San Marcos personal injury attorneys at Jurewitz Law Group are committed to helping families in this position pursue justice and compensation.
Dangerous Driving and Wrongful Death Claims
When a driver has failed to exercise reasonable care for the safety of others, leading to a fatal vehicle accident, it is legally an act of negligence. Negligent driving conduct may involve one of the following behaviors:
- Drunk driving
- Drug intoxicated driving
- Distracted driving
- Reckless driving
- Drowsy driving
- Texting while driving
- Driving too fast for road conditions
Wrongful Death Claims in San Marcos
Other types of wrongful death cases can be associated with the following types of incidents:
- Medical errors
- Surgical errors
- Dangerous drugs
- Defective roadways
- Inadequate warning of road hazards
- Faulty or dangerous auto parts or design
- Dangerous premises
- Drownings associated with negligence of lifeguards or other personnel
- Faulty medical devices or implants
The Right Law Firm: Quality of Legal Counsel
To recover a fair level of compensation, it is important that you have legal representation that is familiar with the process of filing a wrongful death claim, and who has a proven track record of successful settlements and verdicts. At Jurewitz Law Group, we are proud to have been listed in "Best of the Bar 2016" By San Diego Business Journal. We have numerous awards and recognitions, and have recovered millions in damages over our years in practice.
We urge you to contact us for assistance in a San Marcos wrongful death claim. You can expect personal, individual, compassionate representation for a wrongful death claim. Call (888) 233-5020 now or tell us about your case by using our online free case review form.
Call the Jurewitz Law Group at (619) 233-5020 and begin your path to recovery with a no-cost consultation today.