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San Diego Wrongful Death Attorney

Pursue Justice For Your Lost Loved One

The loss of a loved one can be the hardest and most painful thing a family may experience. When a loved one has been killed in an accident, the loss is sudden and devastating. We at the Law Offices of Robert Vaage can help you and your family obtain compensation for your loss by filing a wrongful death claim. A wrongful death occurs when a person is killed as a result of the negligence or misconduct of another person, company, or entity.

Wrongful death cases arise from a variety of circumstances, including, but not limited to:

Robert Vaage has more than 30 years of experience in representing families in wrongful death cases. Our firm has the legal and financial resources to successfully help victims seek justice and can advise you of your legal rights and options if you or a family member has been injured.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in California?

In California, wrongful death statutes allow surviving family members to seek compensation from the loss that the surviving family and/or estate has suffered due to the death of the victim. A wrongful death claim can be filed against individuals, companies, and organizations.

According to § 377.60-377.62 of the California Code of Civil Procedure, the following individuals are permitted to file a wrongful death claim:

  • Surviving spouse or domestic partner
  • Surviving children

Under the statute, “domestic partner” means a person who, at the time of the decedent’s death, was in a registered domestic partnership with the deceased.

If there is no surviving spouse, domestic partner, or children, then the following persons are permitted to file a claim:

  • Dependents of the deceased
  • A putative spouse (a surviving spouse of a void or voidable marriage)
  • The children of a putative spouse
  • Stepchildren
  • Parents

The plaintiffs must show that the death was caused by another party’s negligent or intentional conduct and that surviving family members have suffered economic and non-economic damages.

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Ready to begin filing a wrongful death claim? Request a free consultation online or by calling (619) 739-4040.

Millions of Dollars Recovered on Behalf of Clients

Wrongful Death Claims Our firm has successfully represented many wrongful death cases of survivors with deceased loved ones. Over the years, we have recovered more than $100 million in compensation for our clients. Our San Diego wrongful death attorneys will work to help you secure financial compensation to assist with expenses related to your loss, replace wages, and secure the financial future of you and your family. We will protect your rights and make sure that you are treated fairly.

Compensation for wrongful death can include:

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Loss of the decedent’s love, companionship, comfort, care, assistance, protection, affection, society, and moral support
  • Loss of future anticipated earnings
  • Loss of financial support that would have been contributed to the heir
  • Loss of gifts or benefits that would have been expected to the heir

Because wrongful death claims have a strict statute of limitations, time is of the essence. Preserving evidence and identifying defendants are key factors in many of the underlying accidents involving death cases. An autopsy can assist in helping to determine the cause of death. Investigating and evaluating needs to occur as promptly as possible.

Contact Our Team for Step-by-Step Guidance

It takes a trained and experienced wrongful death attorney to investigate the nature of the negligence and to establish the responsible party. Our firm will conduct an investigation into the accident, interact with the insurance companies, and communicate with defense counsel. We will determine the liable parties and any negligence in order to seek the compensation you deserve. You don’t have to face this difficult moment alone.

Give us a call today to begin filing a wrongful death claim for your loved one.

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