As our San Diego wrongful death lawyers know all too well, the sudden death of a loved one causes unimaginable grief, which the victim’s friends and family will carry with them for the rest of their lives. Learning to live the rest of your life without a husband, a wife, a child or a parent can seem like an insurmountable challenge, one which nobody can really relate to unless they have experienced such a loss.
To make matters worse, when a loved one’s death was wrongfully caused by the negligent, reckless or intentional acts of another, the surviving family members may be left with financial hardships. Working with our San Diego wrongful death attorneys, a wrongful death action can be brought by the victim’s surviving heirs against the wrong-doer to recover funeral and medical expenses, any lost wages, loss of future earnings of the deceased person, and loss of companionship and services. Although no amount of money can compensate for the incredible loss the victim’s loved ones are experiencing, obtaining monetary compensation will ease the financial stress and anxiety which survivors experience as a result of added expenses or a decrease in familial income.
Find the Right Wrongful Death Lawyer
When choosing a wrongful death attorney, it is important that the victim’s heirs not only look for a law firm with extensive experience in handling such cases, but also one with compassionate, caring attorneys and professional staff who will respect the incredible suffering and sadness their clients are experiencing. At Berman & Riedel, LLP, our wrongful death attorneys have years of experience in handling wrongful death cases, and understand not only the intricate legal aspects of handling such cases but also the emotionally sensitive aspects affecting our clients. We work diligently to see these cases through to completion so as to relieve as much stress as possible during this trying time in our clients’ lives.
Wrongful Death Cases:
Visit our case results page to see verdicts and settlements of firm achieved in past wrong death cases.
Wrongful Death from Tragic Accidents
A number of our wrongful death cases have come as a result of tragic auto, boating and large vehicle accidents such as commercial big-rig trucks. If you have lost a loved one due to a similar accident, a San Diego accident attorney from our firm will be happy to hear you case and assist you with your claim.
Wrongful Death from Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
One of the most common wrongful deaths cases we handle are centered around claims of abuse or negligence of an elderly individual who was in the care of a nursing home facility. Our legal team is recognized for our expertise and experience managing wrongful death cases with skilled nursing homes and related elder care facilities.
An important consideration to take into account when hiring a nursing home lawyer and pursuing a wrongful death claim is that the claim may be limited depending upon the conduct which forms the basis for the action. More specifically, a wrongful death claim based upon medical malpractice may be capped at $250,000 under the provisions of MICRA if the defendant medical treater is found to have been merely negligent. However, if the defendant medical treater is found to have acted recklessly or neglectfully (any conduct that was more than merely negligent) then that limitation would not apply. Similarly, the $250,000 limit would not apply if the wrongful death claim is based upon the Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act (also known as the California Elder Abuse Act) because abuse amounts to more than mere negligent conduct. Our San Diego Elder Abuse Act attorneys are extremely familiar with all state laws as they relate to nursing home abuse, and will fight to make sure you receive the greatest compensation possible under the law.
If you have suffered losses associated with the wrongful death of a loved one, Berman & Riedel, LLP, can offer the experience and skill necessary to provide you with sound advice on how to protect your legal rights. Contact our office to speak with one of our Wrongful Death attorneys at our firm today to discuss your legal options. Initial consultations are always free of charge.