San Jose Wrongful Death Lawyers
When a person dies as a result of the negligence or misconduct of someone else, the victim's family can pursue compensation for wrongful death. No amount of financial compensation can replace the loss of a loved one. While no amount of money can make up for the loss, it can help with expenses and financial losses resulting from your loved one's passing.
When a family member dies due to the negligence or wrongdoing of another, an experienced wrongful death attorney can help protect your interests during what can be an emotionally and financially devastating time.
The wrongful death attorneys at the Alexander Law Group, LLP have a proven track record of helping California families’ obtain financial security and a sense of justice for the loss of a loved one. Please contact us or call (888) 777.1776 to learn about your rights.
Why Hire A Wrongful Death Attorney?
A qualified wrongful death attorney can navigate the complexities of a wrongful death claim, build a strong case to maximize your recovery, and guide you objectively through what can a very emotional and stressful experience.
Compensation in wrongful death claims can include:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of income and family support
- Loss of benefits
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish and loss of companionship
Wrongful death attorneys must prove that the death of your family member was the result of someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, and that the remaining family members incurred financial loss due to the death. It is important to have an experienced attorney on your side because insurance companies will attempt to minimize the impact of the loss on the survivors, and they will fight to limit the financial compensation that survivors deserve.
Who Can Collect Wrongful Death Damages?
A spouse, children, and parents of a wrongful death victim may be eligible to recover damages.
Under California law, family members can collect economic damages for funeral and burial expenses, loss of income, as well as non-economic damages for loss of companionship of the family member and emotional suffering.
Experience Matters when Making Wrongful Death Claims
The California wrongful death lawyers at the Alexander Law Group, LLP have more than 30-years of experience representing families who have lost loved ones due to negligence in cases involving:
We work hard to recover the money families need following a wrongful death. We have the expertise and resources to assemble necessary records and documentation, work with accident reconstruction experts and investigators, and build a strong claim for you.
We have secured over $1 billion dollars in settlements and jury verdicts for our clients and are prepared to see your wrongful death case through to the end to get you and your family the compensation you deserve.
Survival Actions for Personal Injury
Recovery in a wrongful death action is designed to compensate the heirs for their own losses as a result of the victim's death, including memorial expenses and loss of companionship. A survival action, on the other hand, belongs to the wrongful death victim and any recovery passes to the victim's estate. It is so named because the personal injury claims survive the person who suffered the injury and died as result.
In a survival action, personal injury claims may be recoverable by the personal representative of the victim. Any recovery becomes property of the victim's estate and will pass to estate beneficiaries.
Proving the Wrongful Death Requires a Great Deal of Skill and Experience
Proving and explaining liability and resulting monetary damages in a wrongful death case to a jury requires not only talent, skill, and extensive trial experience, but also the use of experts to establish the damages incurred by the surviving heirs.
Among the many duties and tasks required of attorneys pursuing a wrongful death, responsibilities include:
- Establishing life expectancy.
- Determining the amount of lost financial support suffered by the heirs in a wrongful death case.
- Establishing a monetary value in a wrongful death claim for loss of companionship, society, and comfort.
Dedication to Our Clients
Wrongful death cases are expensive to pursue. We have the financial resources to hire the best experts, use the best trial exhibits to prove your damages, and to pursue your case to the fullest extent possible. We work on a contingency fee basis, so we collect no fees unless and until we recover damages for you.
Alexander Law Group Is The Law Firm For You
- Voted Best Lawyers, by San Jose Magazine
- Named to the Top 100 California Lawyers, by American Trial Lawyers Association
- Selected as Esteemed Lawyers of America, a peer-selected honor
- First recipient of the Pro Bono Award for Advocacy and Service on Behalf of Persons Injured in the Work Place, awarded by the Santa Clara Center for Occupational Safety and Health.
- Recipient of the Santa Clara School of Law Community Law Center Award: “for dedication to workers throughout California and the nation who have suffered injustice in the workplace... and leadership in the drive to enhance the ability of our legal services programs to provide services to communities in need."
Work With Dedicated, Passionate, Award-Winning Attorneys
The Alexander Law Group, LLP is a nationally-recognized and award-winning personal injury law firm with offices in San Jose and San Francisco. We are passionate about our clients and our community, and we have much experience pursuing wrongful death cases. We are advocates for our clients and we invite you to read what our clients have to say about us.
If you have lost a loved one due to the negligent, reckless, or intentional behavior of another party, contact the personal injury attorneys at Alexander Law Group, LLP at (888) 777.1776. We are here to protect your interests during this devastating time.