Top Rated San Francisco Lawyers Specializing In Wrongful Death Cases
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- Rated 2021 Best Personal Injury Attorneys in San Francisco by Expertise.com
- Ranked Among The 5 Best Personal Injury Attorneys in San Francisco by KevsBest.com
- 2020 California Top 50 Wrongful Death Settlements Award Winner Topverdict.com
- Ranked 2021 Northern California Super Lawyer by SuperLawyers.com
An outstanding record of success for the bereaved families of wrongful death accident victims
The lawyer you choose to represent your legal interests in a wrongful death case can make a substantial difference in maximizing the value and success of your case. Choosing the right legal team to protect your interests is absolutely crucial, and experience matters. The Hassell Law Group is consistently ranked among the best wrongful death accident lawyers in San Francisco and The Bay Area, having won numerous professional awards and accolades. With an undefeated record at trial and over 85 years of combined legal experience, we are experts in the wrongful death law field.
For over 20 years, our highly skilled San Francisco wrongful death lawyers have fought aggressively to hold negligent parties and their insurers accountable to our clients who have unjustly suffered the tragic loss of a loved one in an accident.
We are top-level negotiators and highly skilled trial lawyers who will demand the very maximum compensation available for our clients. We have helped countless families who have lost loved ones as the result of an accident get the compensation they are entitled to.
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The loss of a loved one in a wrongful death accident
The death of a loved one is painful far beyond words. When the death of a loved one occurs as a result of negligence, it is considered a wrongful death and a legal claim can be brought against the negligent party or parties. First and foremost, if you have suffered the loss of a loved one due to wrongful death, the lawyers at The Hassell Law Group express our heartfelt, deepest sympathies and condolences. We will honor the life of your loved one by pursuing justice from all responsible parties and seek the maximum compensation possible. While no amount of money could ever make up for your grief, pain, and loss, a just and proper settlement and successful resolution of your claim may offer some sense of closure and justice. We understand your pain, grief, and deep suffering, and you should know that you are not alone, we will be here for you every step of the way.
Losing a loved one is traumatic and devastating. The emotional trauma can feel unbearable, and the financial burden can be difficult. If someone else’s negligence caused or contributed to the death of your loved one, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim. If your claim is against a private party or company, California law requires that a wrongful death claim be filed within two years of a loved one’s death. If your claim involves a public entity such as a City, County, or State, you have only six months under California law to prepare and file a formal notice of your claim. If they reject your claim, you have only six months from the rejection to file a lawsuit.
If an insurance company contacts you (yours or the other parties), do not speak to them, and instead refer them to your lawyer. What you say after an accident could damage your case. Refer all insurance company inquiries to your lawyer.
Who can file for Wrongful Death in California?
State laws primarily govern who can file a lawsuit after the wrongful death of a loved one. In California, surviving spouses, domestic partners, and children of the deceased may seek compensation in wrongful death cases. Parents or siblings may also be able to file suit. To bring a claim for wrongful death, you must obtain evidence that negligence either caused or contributed to the death. Your team of lawyers at The Hassell Law Group will handle obtaining police reports, coroner’s reports, securing all medical documents, thoroughly investigating the accident, and compiling substantial evidence on your behalf. We work with some of the foremost accident investigators and accident reconstruction experts in the field, along with other top nationally known experts to build a clear and compelling wrongful death case. Gathering evidence and witness accounts should be done as close to the time of the accident as possible. Legal counsel should be secured immediately.
Obtaining maximum compensation for the death of a family member
Multiple damages are available in a wrongful death claim in California. While specific award amounts vary based on the circumstances of each case, damages are primarily divided according to whether they compensate the deceased’s surviving family members for the losses they’ve suffered as a result of the death of the deceased’s estate for losses associated with the death.
Claimable wrongful death damages can include:
- Medical costs incurred after the accident up until the deceased’s death
- Funeral and all other burial expenses
- Loss of the deceased’s income
- Loss of financial support from the decedent
- Value of lost household contributions
- Loss of love, companionship, emotional support, and guidance
- Loss of consortium
When grieving and suffering from the loss of your loved one, insurance companies and negligent parties may reach out and try to settle your wrongful death claim for the smallest amount of money possible and hope that you will settle. You should not settle your claim until an experienced lawyer has evaluated the value of the claim.
Why Choose The Hassell Law Group for your Wrongful Death Claim?
After the wrongful death of a loved one, the most important decision you will make is selecting the right lawyer to represent you and your family’s interests. It is crucial to choose a highly experienced and skilled wrongful death lawyer to achieve the best possible financial outcome for your case. The Hassell Law Group is consistently ranked among the best wrongful death lawyers in San Francisco and The Bay Area, having won numerous professional awards and accolades. With an undefeated record at trial and over 85 years of combined legal experience, we are experts in the wrongful death law field. We consistently achieve outstanding case results for our clients. When dealing with a matter as serious as a wrongful death case, there is absolutely no substitute for this kind of legal experience.
The lawyer you choose to represent you can make a substantial difference in maximizing the value and success of your case
We work together with a team of leading national accident reconstruction experts, accident investigators, actuaries, economists, and other highly skilled experts to build a clear and compelling case demonstrating that your loved one’s death was caused by negligence. Our team of attorneys can negotiate a favorable settlement to compensate for the loss of your loved one. We will litigate your case if a reasonable settlement cannot be reached.
Our Wrongful Death Lawyers will fight to ensure your family is compensated for the loss of your loved one. Please contact our office today for a free case evaluation.
The general information provided on this website should not be considered legal advice and does not constitute legal advice. For legal advice, you should consult directly with an attorney. If you contact us by telephone, email, letter, or by contact form submission through this website, please note that such communication does not create or constitute an attorney-client relationship. We cannot act as your attorney until we are hired as your attorney by a formal written agreement.