Wrongful Death from Truck Accidents

San Jose Fatal Truck Accident Lawyers

When someone is killed due to the wrongful conduct, or gross negligence of a truck driver or trucking company, this is called a "wrongful death." If you have experienced the tragic loss of a loved one due to someone else's negligence, your first step should be to hire a trustworthy San Jose truck accident attorneys. The most important factor in getting the results you need is immediately preserving valuable evidence after a fatal truck accident, and we can help!

Trucking companies have their own investigators who are on the scene of an accident within minutes. Insurance companies are in the business of collecting premiums and paying out as little as possible in settlements. They will try to offer a grieving family as little as possible to settle the claim.

When someone dies as a result of gross negligence, in incidents such as a truck accident, the law allows the next of kin to file a lawsuit to recover economic and non-economic damages. Even if your loved one is found to have been partially at fault in the accident, you may still be entitled to compensation.

Ready to begin seeking compensation? Schedule your complimentary case evaluation with our San Jose semi-truck accident lawyers today!

Who is considered next of kin?

The people who are considered next of kin are family members - spouse, domestic partner, children, parents, or siblings, in order of priority to a claim. In a California truck accident wrongful death lawsuit, the family may recover damages for:

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Loss on income from the decedent
  • All medical expenses for the decedent
  • Loss of medical benefits
  • Loss of retirement benefits
  • Loss of household and child rearing support
  • Loss of emotional support
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of companionship
  • Loss of consortium (spouse)
  • Loss of quality of life

Act Quickly to Seek Full & Fair Compensation

Our San Jose wrongful death attorneys at Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP understand the grief and suffering that this type of tragedy causes to a family, but want to encourage you to act promptly if you believe that your loved one has died a wrongful death. There are time limits, called "statutes of limitations," which restrict how much time you have to file a wrongful death lawsuit in California. Some time limits are as short as six months after an accident.

Our compassionate San Jose truck accident lawyers can guide you through every step of the legal process and deal with the insurance companies so that you can focus on putting your life back together. We aggressively fight for our clients' rights and work to win large settlements so that you will not have to be burdened with financial worries. Call Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP today at (800) 900-0863 for a free case evaluation today. We are here to help and we will explain your legal rights so that you can make an informed decision.

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