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Death is hard to deal with. Harder still if it was caused by someone else’s carelessness. The compassionate legal team at Jurewitz Law Group has decades of experience helping families who have suffered a wrongful death, and we can help you, too.

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Providing the Best Representation for Accidental Death Claims

If you have a loved one that was recently involved in an accident that claimed their life, the time to take legal action is now. Do not delay – call the Jurewitz Law Group today at (619) 233-5020 or (888) 233-5020 to discuss your options in a free, no-obligation consultation. Our San Diego wrongful death lawyers understand the pain you are experiencing and are here to help, but you must act quickly to preserve your case. Successful wrongful death suits are built on expertise and dedicated research – which takes time. The sooner you call, the sooner we can act on your behalf. The Jurewitz Law Group has helped countless families throughout San Diego, Carlsbad, and North County obtain the justice and financial support they require. Let us do the same for you! Call now.

Do I Need a Wrongful Death Lawyer?

An experienced wrongful death lawyer can help you navigate the complex legal process involved with a wrongful death claim, build a strong case that will maximize your recovery, and provide compassion and understanding during an understandably emotionally challenging time.

Compensation in wrongful death claims can include:

  • Funeral expenses
  • Loss of income
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of benefits
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish

Wrongful death lawyers have to prove that the death of your loved one was the result of someone else’s negligence and that the remaining family members incurred financial losses because of their death. It is critical that you have a highly skilled California wrongful death attorney on your side because insurance companies will try to minimize the impact of the loss on the survivors. Insurance companies will attempt to limit the compensation that you and your family members deserve.

When a person dies because of someone’s negligence, the victim’s surviving family can pursue damages through wrongful death claims. An attorney can help prove that the negligent party caused your family member’s death. An experienced wrongful death attorney you fight for the full and fair compensation you and your family deserve.

California attorneys know how wrongful death settlements work in the Golden State. The state has laws in place affecting how one may file wrongful death claims and who may be eligible to file the. Allow an attorney to apply their vast knowledge and greatly increase your chance of receiving a favorable outcome that will give you a sense of closure.

Why Choose Jurewitz Law Group to Handle My Case?

For nearly 20 years, Jurewitz Law Group has been helping California families who lost loved ones under tragic circumstances. If you have a family member who died due to another party’s negligence, you may be entitled to file a wrongful death claim and receive compensation. While insurance companies will likely try to downplay the value of your claim and reduce the settlement, you can count on the skilled lawyers at Jurewitz Law Group to do everything possible in negotiating the full and fair compensation you and your family deserve. It’s important to note that you are almost always better off when you hire an attorney. Don’t try to do this alone. An attorney will get you, on average, 3.5 times more settlement money than if you were to handle the case by yourself.

At Jurewitz Law Group, our experienced San Diego wrongful death attorneys listen to our clients and treat them the way we want to be treated. When you sit down with us for an initial consultation, our compassionate wrongful death lawyers we will walk you through the process.  We will explain what you can expect from your particular wrongful death case. Allow us to take care of all the complicated legal matters while you can focus on grieving and moving forward following your loss. To schedule a free and confidential consultation, please call our compassionate San Diego wrongful death lawyers today.

Types of Wrongful Death Cases We Handle

Our lawyers handle a wide variety of wrongful death cases, including but not limited to:

  • Car accidents
  • Commercial truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Birth injuries
  • Dog attacks
  • Defective products
  • Workplace accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Nursing home abuse
  • Drowning accidents

There are numerous actions, inactions, and wrongful acts that can take a beloved family member away too quickly. No two accidents are exactly the same and each case will have its unique set of facts, raising legal questions and concepts that a wrongful death attorney has the knowledge and experience to handle. The above list is not comprehensive. It’s important to remember that any party that did not take sufficient care and contributed to a deadly accident can be held liable for wrongful death.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Wrongful Death

Wrongful death cases are, by nature, and emotional legal action to pursue. The California wrongful death attorneys at Jurewitz Law Group understand what families are going through when they decide to bring a wrongful death suit. If you are faced with a wrongful death situation, you probably have a lot of questions. Below are some of the most common questions we get from clients regarding their wrongful death case. We hope you find this information helpful. Please feel free to reach out to our compassionate lawyers at Jurewitz Law Group with any questions you may have about your specific wrongful death case.

Who can file a wrongful death claim?

Each state has its own set of laws and rules regarding wrongful death. In California, the following relatives of the deceased are allowed to file a wrongful death claim:

  • Spouse
  • Children
  • Parents

Under special circumstances, grandparents, siblings, and other family members may also file. If you have questions about whether you are eligible to file a claim, reach out to one of the San Diego wrongful death attorneys at Jurewitz Law Group today.

Should I File a Wrongful Death Claim in San Diego?

In order to qualify as a wrongful death, a person's fatal injuries or illness must meet certain requirements, such as:

  • The person or organization accused of being at fault must have at least partially caused the death.
  • The cause must have been the result of negligence or recklessness by the at-fault party.
  • A surviving loved one must bring the claim.
  • The death caused financial losses.

Not everyone can file a lawsuit for the wrongful death of a person. Under California law, only the deceased's surviving spouse, domestic partner, or children can file a claim. If none of these people exist, the person's parents, siblings, nieces or nephews, grandparents, and other relatives are then able to file a claim. While you may have to prove your relationship in order to file a claim, this is easily done through birth certificates, marriage licenses, and other records.

What is the Statute of Limitations for Wrongful Death Lawsuits in California?

Keep in mind that wrongful death lawsuits in California are subjected to a statute of limitations, found in California Code of Civil Procedure Section 335.1. If nothing is filed within this time, you may be legally barred from filing a wrongful death claim for the incident. While there are some exceptions to this rule, such as finding out at a later date that the death was caused by another person's wrongful actions, it is best to file sooner rather than later.

What Damages Can I Recover in a Wrongful Death Suit?

The emotional healing process after the death of a loved one is different for every person and nothing can speed it up. However, heavy financial and emotional burdens can surely slow it down.

Thankfully, wrongful death claims in Carlsbad and San Diego can ask for compensation for the many different losses that result from these tragic incidents. Financial compensation can be sought to pay for:

  • Medical costs for procedures performed on eventually-fatal injuries or illnesses.
  • All expenses associated with funeral and burial of the deceased.
  • Lost wages and benefits that would have been earned by the deceased, based on his or her job at the time of the incident.
  • Grief and loss of companionship experienced by loved ones.

Additionally, if the at-fault party violated laws or caused the death by acting extremely recklessly, punitive damages may also be levied against him or her. Payments for these fines go to the survivors.

By proving both that the at-fault party was responsible for the incident and that the losses you are claiming are legitimate, you can receive fair and full compensation that will lift these heavy burdens off of you and your family.

Compassionate And Considerate Wrongful Death Lawyers in San Diego

The days and weeks after the sudden death of a loved one is a difficult time. Losing someone close affects the entire family. The San Diego fatal accident attorneys at Jurewitz Law Group understand that no amount of money can bring your loved one back, but a wrongful death suit can help make your financial future less difficult. If you have any question, contact our experienced San Diego wrongful death attorneys. Let us handle case while your family focuses on healing after your loss. Please call our office for your free and confidential consultation. We can be reached at (619) 233-5020.

Our No Fee Guarantee®

Our No Fee Guarantee® promises that our clients will not owe a penny if our injury accident lawyers fail to obtain any compensation for them. The Jurewitz Law Group team will work on your case from start to finish and you will not be asked to come out of pocket prior to settlement to pay for our attorneys' fees.

From Our Clients

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