City of San Diego’s Premier Wrongful Death Attorneys
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Unexpectedly losing a loved one can be one of the most painful experiences known to mankind. When the tragic loss was caused by the reckless actions of another person, company, or organization, however, the experience can become excruciating and even infuriating.
Although there is no amount of money in the world that can compensate for a family’s loss, the ability to hold the reckless party accountable through a wrongful death claim can bring some form of justice to the grieving family. Additionally, filing a claim against the negligent party may be able to cover the damages associated with the victim’s sudden passing.
Obtain Compassionate Legal Representation
If you have recently lost a loved one in a tragic accident that was caused by the carelessness of another, you may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim for damages. Speak to a qualified attorney who can advocate on your behalf through this very difficult time.
Being in the insurance claims industry for more than 30 years, Attorney Domingo Santiago has successfully handled thousands of cases for insurance carriers such as Cigna, Allstate and more. Leaders in their respective field, the attorneys at Castillo & Associates have a professional portfolio that includes bringing justice to more than 10,000 clients. Consider obtaining a free case evaluation by contacting the firm today.
Common Types of Wrongful Death Cases
Generally, a wrongful death case will involve the same type of cases a personal injury claim would. In a wrongful death case, however, the plaintiff will be different and there will also be variants in some of the recoverable damages. The following is a limited list of some of the most common wrongful death cases filed in Southern California:
- Construction accidents
- Accidents caused by a boating accident
- Defective product accidents
- Car accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Public transportation accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Private bus accidents
- Commercial vehicle accidents
- Train accidents
- Accidents involving premises liability
How to Establish Liability in a Case
In a wrongful death case, there are a few factual elements that need to be demonstrated to win a case. These elements include:
Duty of Care
The plaintiff in the wrongful death lawsuit will need to demonstrate that the accused party owed the deceased a duty of care. For instance, in a scenario involving an auto accident, the plaintiff will need to demonstrate that the at-fault party had a duty to obey the traffic laws as well as drive safely.
Breach of Duty of Care
Here, the plaintiff will be tasked with providing that the accused party breached the duty of care owed to the victim. Using the same car scenario, the plaintiff will need to demonstrate that the accused party failed to follow the traffic laws, like running a red light or was speeding.
It is not enough for the plaintiff to demonstrate that the accused party broke the law or breached the duty of care. The plaintiff will also need to demonstrate that the accused party’s actions directly caused the victim’s untimely death. For instance, even if it can be proven that the defendant was speeding at the time of the accident, this will not hold the defendant responsible for the victim’s death if the death was caused by a mechanical failure from his or her own vehicle.
In a Tragic Wrongful Death Accident, Obtain the Support of an Attorney You Can Depend On
Although it is impossible to place a monetary value on the life and legacy of a loved one, the victim’s family should not have to bear the financial burden of the tragic loss when the victim’s life was cut short as a result of another’s negligence. Wrongful death cases are complicated cases that can require extensive legal knowledge. If you have recently lost a loved one, allow a compassionate attorney to handle the legal complexities on your behalf during this difficult time.
The professional attorneys at Castillo & Associates have more than 30 years of legal experience handling the most complicated wrongful death cases in California, and serve clients in Chula Vista, National City, North County, San Marcos, Oceanside, Escondido, San Ysidro and even in Tijuana. With a strong determination to help clients obtain the compensation they are owed, the firm has successfully handled over 10,000 accident claims. After the sudden death of a loved one, obtaining the legal assistance of a proficient attorney can be an incredibly beneficial source. Consider contacting the attorneys at Castillo & Associates for compassionate representation. To schedule a no-obligation, contact them via the Online Contact Form.