When and How To Seek Aid with a Bay Area Wrongful Death Attorney
When someone dies due to the wrongful or negligent acts of another, surviving kin may be entitled to compensation through a wrongful death claim. When such a tragedy strikes, families have to deal with many unexpected problems and expenses while at the same trying to cope with the unbearable pain and loss of losing a loved one. Call the Law Offices of Farling, Hecht & Davis, LLP, a San Jose law firm to talk to a San Jose wrongful death attorney to discuss potential litigation and compensation under California law.
A wrongful death claim is best described as a situation where a person has died as a result of the wrongful or negligent acts of another.
Causes of Negligence
There are many potential instances of negligence which could lead to wrongful death claims. Perhaps the most common is related to automotive accidents; also, on-the-job accidents and medical malpractice are frequent causes of fatal injury due to another’s actions.
Some examples of instances causing wrongful death include:
- Drunk driving or driving under the influence of drugs.
- Chemical spills at work.
- Surgical or prescription errors.
- A slip and fall at work.
- Drivers texting while operating a motor vehicle.
- Nursing home abuse or neglect.
This is by no means an inclusive list. Talk to a Bay Area wrongful death attorney to determine if you may have a case.
Only the persons named in Code of Civil Procedure Section 377.60 are permitted to bring a wrongful death action. If you have experienced such an incident, seek legal counsel. The consultation is FREE and there is NO fee on injury claims until you win or settle your case!