San Jose Wrongful Death Lawyers
Compassionate Attorneys help you get justice and compensation
A wrongful death case arises when a person dies because of somebody else’s negligence. The San Jose law firm of Needham Kepner & Fish LLP helps families who have lost loved ones collect compensation from those responsible for the death.
The Damages Available After a Wrongful Death in California
Under California’s wrongful death statute, a deceased person’s spouse, domestic partner, children, parents, siblings or their children, grandparents, or next of kin can file a wrongful death claim. The possible damages include medical expenses, funeral and burial expenses, loss of financial support, loss of household services and loss of companionship. A minor child of the deceased can also make a claim for loss of training and guidance.
Our attorneys have broad experience representing families in wrongful deaths that resulted from auto accidents, bicycle crashes, elder abuse and other accidents. Our personal injury lawyers understand the devastating financial and emotional impact of the loss of a loved one. We are dedicated to helping you recover financially and begin moving forward.
The attorneys at Needham Kepner & Fish LLP also have decades of experience pursuing damages for those who have suffered such serious impairments as traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injuries.
Traumatic Brain Injury Can be Hard to Diagnose
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when a sudden impact causes brain damage. Causes of TBIs include bicycle, scooter, motorcycle, car, trucking and slip and fall accidents. TBIs also occur in construction accidents or as a result of elder abuse. TBIs vary in severity, from a mild concussion to a permanent coma. TBIs result in lost wages and long-term treatment and rehabilitation costs.
Many TBI symptoms are difficult to detect, especially in children, so it is important to seek medical attention right away. Common symptoms include:
Spinal Cord Injuries Are Expensive to Treat
Spinal cord injuries (SCIs), like TBIs, often result in high long-term treatment and rehabilitation costs. The severity of an SCI depends largely on what part of the spinal cord was injured. Moderate SCIs cause the loss of feeling in a hand or foot, while serious SCIs can cause paraplegia or quadriplegia.
Serious spinal cord injuries often lead to a lifetime of medical care. If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury because of someone else’s negligence, our San Jose attorneys can help you collect compensation to cover these long-term treatment costs.
Wrongful Death Lawyers Serve San Jose, Sacramento and San Francisco
If your loved one died or suffered a traumatic injury because of someone else’s negligence, consult our experienced attorneys as soon as possible. Our lawyers are available for weekend and evening meetings. To schedule a free initial consultation, call us today at (408) 956-6949 or use our online form. We handle injury cases on a contingent fee basis, which means that you pay us nothing unless you recover compensation.