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Expertise 2021

Wrongful Death

When someone wrongfully causes the death of another person through acts of negligence, carelessness or recklessness, it is considered a wrongful death. When you lose a loved one due to the negligence of another person, the situation could not be more emotionally, psychologically or financially challenging for your family.

If you have lost a loved one because of an accident, please contact our office at 800-769-3977 or by email so we can help. Personal injury lawyers active at our Fremont and San Francisco offices will be there to provide the best service possible. Time is of the essence to preserve your rights, so don’t wait. We offer free phone consultations for you to get started.

Working to Hold All Negligent Parties Accountable

Although no amount of money can compensate for the loss of a loved one, surviving family members or dependents are entitled to monetary compensation for their losses. We understand that the loss of a loved one causes extreme stress and is an emotionally draining period; we will handle your case with the sensitivity and attention that it deserves.

Every wrongful death case is unique, and we will carefully investigate the cause of the accident to find and establish liability of the responsible party. We will work with you every step of the way to understand your unique losses and to seek just and fair compensation for you.

We may engage accident reconstruction specialists, engineers, medical experts, economists and other specialists to help build a strong case. These specialists can help establish the mechanics of the accident, the extent of the injuries, any need for future medical expenses and financial losses — so you know you are getting justice.

Trust in Our Record of Success

We’ve helped numerous people in Fremont, San Francisco and surrounding California communities. These are just two examples of recent successes:

  • Wrongful death — MUNI: A senior citizen was killed by a San Francisco MUNI streetcar when he was crossing the street. The MUNI operator claimed that the senior citizen ran out in front of the streetcar outside of the marked sidewalk. The police concluded that the accident was the senior citizen’s fault and MUNI denied liability. We obtained a settlement of just under $1 million for his surviving spouse and children.
  • Wrongful death — jaywalking: A woman exited a bus and was crossing a busy street in San Francisco when she was struck and killed by a motorist. The police cited her as being at fault for jaywalking and not yielding the right of way to vehicles. With diligent investigation, an additional settlement source was found with the registered owner’s separate policy. We were able to obtain a combined settlement from both the driver’s insurance policy and the registered owner’s.
Contact Our Lawyer If You Have Lost a Loved One in an Accident

With the skill and expertise of our Fremont and San Francisco personal injury attorneys, we provide understanding representation in wrongful death cases for people throughout California. To schedule a consultation with our attorney, contact us online or call 800-769-3977. We are happy to offer our services in English, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Thai and Laotian.

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