Wrongful Death Accidents from Car Accidents

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Driving an automobile does have some inherent risk. Unfortunately, due to a variety of issues, fatal car accidents in Northern California and other parts of the U.S. are all too common. If your loved one died because of the negligent actions of someone else, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim to seek damages.

Call our San Jose personal injury lawyers at (800) 900-0863 to schedule your free initial case review.

Experienced San Jose wrongful death attorneys may be able to help you recover the following types of compensation if you lost a loved one in an automobile accident:

  • Loss of services
  • Loss of financial contributions
  • Money to cover funeral and burial expenses
  • Loss of advice and training
  • Loss of human interaction and the associated benefits of this interaction

Consulting with a San Jose wrongful death lawyer is the best way to determine whether a court is likely to award you damages if you file a wrongful death claim. Some situations in which you may be able to file a claim include these:

  • The other driver was speeding at the time of the accident.
  • The other driver was distracted at the time of the accident.
  • The other driver was driving recklessly at the time of the accident.
  • The other driver was violating one or more laws at the time of the accident.

While another driver is often the liable party in a wrongful death claim, this isn't always the case. A person may also be able to bring a wrongful death claim to court after an automobile accident if one of the following applies:

  • The vehicle the deceased individual was driving was defective.
  • The roadway where the accident occurred was defective.
  • Emergency room staff made critical errors when the individual arrived at the hospital.
  • Law enforcement acted recklessly during a chase.
  • Ambulance personnel made critical errors at the accident scene.

How can Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP help me file a claim?

Filing a wrongful death claim is likely the last thing on your mind after losing a loved one, especially from a preventable car accident. It is important, though, not to wait too long to speak with an attorney to determine whether you have a case as you may have a limited amount of time to file a suit.

Our attorneys and other legal professionals at Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP will take the time to listen compassionately to the specifics of your situation and advise you on whether you should bring your case before a court. If we believe you have a viable car accident wrongful death claim, we will fight aggressively to help you obtain all the damages to which you are entitled under the law.

Contact us today to get the assistance you need to make an informed decision about your case.

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