Wrongful Death

San Jose Wrongful Death Lawyers

Speak to a San Jose Wrongful Death Attorney to Help You Get Justice and Compensation

A wrongful death case arises when a person dies because of somebody else’s negligence. The San Jose wrongful death lawyers of Needham Kepner & Fish LLP help families who have lost loved ones collect compensation from those responsible for the death.

If you lost your loved one due to the negligence of another person or entity, we encourage you to discuss your situation with an experienced attorney. We may be able to help you recover financial compensation for your loss.

Schedule a free, confidential consultation with us today. We can answer any legal questions you may have and help you understand your legal options. 

Who Can Sue for 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.

Wrongful Death Damages in California

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 possible damages of a wrongful death can include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Loss of financial support
  • Loss of household services
  • Loss of companionship
  • Loss of training and guidance for a minor child of the deceased

Our San Jose wrongful death attorneys have extensive experience representing families in wrongful deaths that resulted from auto accidents, bicycle crashes, elder abuse and other accidents.

We also have decades of experience pursuing damages for those who have suffered serious impairments such as traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injuries.

Causes of Traumatic Brain Injury

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.

Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury

Many TBI symptoms are difficult to detect, especially in children, so it is important to seek medical attention right away. Common symptoms include:

  • Persistent headache or neck pain
  • Feeling tired, lost or confused
  • Acting, speaking, reading or thinking slowly
  • Mood changes
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision

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) 716-1668 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.


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