San Francisco Wrongful Death Lawyers
Offering compassionate assistance after fatal accidents in the Bay Area
There is no more devastating experience then losing a loved one in a tragic, avoidable accident caused by the negligence or recklessness of another party. As if dealing with the grief over your loss is not enough, many surviving family members face an overwhelming financial burden because of medical costs, burial costs and the loss of a financial provider. If you depended upon the deceased for financial support, this compensation can be crucial to your well-being.
At the Law Office of Michael and Michelle Mandel, our San Francisco wrongful death lawyers understand how difficult it is to focus on the financial and legal aspects of a fatal accident when you have just lost a loved one. We provide comprehensive guidance in wrongful death cases, focusing on getting your family the compensation you need so that you can rebuild your lives.
Wrongful death in California
In California, a wrongful death occurs when a person dies due to the negligence or recklessness of another person, company or entity, such as in car accidents caused by speeding or distracted drivers. California law provides that certain family members are entitled to receive compensation after the wrongful death of a loved one:
- Surviving spouse or domestic partner
- Surviving children or grandchildren
- Legal heirs
Compensation for wrongful death
Wrongful death lawsuits strive to put a dollar value on the financial and personal losses associated with the death of family members in fatal accidents caused by the negligence of others. Our attorneys use more than 50 combined years of highly developed legal skill and experience to help survivors obtain much-needed compensation for a wide range of damages:
- Medical expenses
- Funeral and burial costs
- Wages and other financial support, gifts and benefits the deceased would have provided
- Loss of parental guidance and support for the children
- Loss of household services the deceased provided
- Loss of companionship for the spouse
- Grief, sorrow and mental anguish of the survivors
- Pain and suffering of the deceased before death
Types of wrongful death cases in the Bay Area
Our firm focuses exclusively on personal injury cases to focus our skills and provide outstanding service to our clients. Using our substantial experience, we assist surviving family members who have lost a loved one. Our lawyers handle all types of accidents caused by the negligence of others, including:
Meticulous wrongful death attorney in San Francisco
Since 1972, the Law Office of Michael and Michelle Mandel has helped many victims of negligence recover just compensation for their loss of loved ones. To learn more about our services, please contact us online or call our firm at 415.626.5400 for a free initial consultation.