Losing a loved one is incredibly difficult. There is no denying that. However, if your loved one has lost their life due to the negligence of another person, company, or entity, you should be able to seek justice and compensation for your loss. At Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, we are here to help when you need a Fremont wrongful death lawyer. Let us investigate your case so we can secure the compensation you need.
Why choose Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger?
After losing a loved one due to another person’s actions, you need a compassionate and experienced team by your side. Let Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger help you today.
- Our Fremont wrongful death attorneys have been helping clients for nearly 60 years.
- We have an unmatched record of success and have recovered more than one billion dollars on behalf of our clients.
- We have extensive resources at our disposal that allow us to complete investigations into all wrongful death cases that we take.
We understand that families are often struggling financially after losing a loved one. We take Fremont wrongful death cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning we charge no legal fees until after we secure the compensation you deserve.
How do wrongful death claims arise?
Fremont wrongful death cases can arise anytime somebody is killed due to the negligent actions of another person, company, or entity. At Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, we regularly help family members who have lost a loved one due to the following:
- Premises liability (injuries in homes or on private property)
- Defective or dangerous products
- Work accidents
- Construction accidents
- Defective machinery
- Medical malpractice
- Fatal auto accidents
This is certainly not an all-inclusive list, and you should speak to a qualified wrongful death lawyer about the specific factors related to your case.
Who can file a Fremont wrongful death claim?
When we turn to California’s Code of Civil Procedure 377.60, we can see that various family members are allowed to file wrongful death claims in the following order of precedence:
- A spouse or domestic partner
- Children of the deceased
- Grandchildren of the deceased if there are no children who can file a claim
- Stepchildren who were dependent on the deceased
- Any other party would be entitled to the deceased’s property, per California intestate succession laws
Under California law, family members generally have a two-year statute of limitations window to file a claim against an alleged negligent party.
What kind of compensation is available for these cases?
California law does not specify a certain amount of money that is to be awarded to family members in these cases. Rather, the amount of compensation each family receives will depend on the factors related to their particular situation. At Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, we have recovered millions of dollars for clients in similar situations. This includes a $5.5 million settlement against a motor home manufacturing company for a defective product that led to a person’s death and a $5 million settlement for a family after a propane gas tank exploded and caused the death of their loved one.
We will thoroughly investigate your case so we can recover the compensation you need, including:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Coverage of any pre-death medical bills
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of future income and benefits of the deceased
- Possible punitive damages against the negligent party
If you need a Fremont wrongful death attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling (415) 981-7210.