Our Stockton, CA wrongful death law firm has a team of compassionate attorneys who are here to support you during this difficult time. We know that dealing with legal matters can be overwhelming, especially when you are grieving. That’s why we are here to take the burden off your shoulders and handle everything on your behalf.
Our attorneys have the experience and expertise to help you navigate the legal system and secure the compensation you and your family deserve. We can assist with medical bills, funeral expenses, lost income, and more.
We know that nothing can replace your loved one, but we want to make sure that their memory is honored and that you are not left with financial burdens in the wake of their passing. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us for a free consultation. Our attorneys are ready to listen to your story and help you in any way we can.
GJEL Accident Attorneys is an award-winning Stockton personal injury law firm with a 99% success rate and over $950 million recovered for our clients. Our attorneys are available 24/7 to provide you with a free case review and determine if we can help you seek justice for your loved one’s wrongful death.
We have a local office in Stockton located at 6653 Embarcadero Dr Ste. U, and we are experts in handling cases in the area. Don’t wait any longer to get the justice you deserve. Call us today at 209-460-1010 or visit our office for a free consultation. Our compassionate attorneys are standing by to help you through this difficult time.
Why Talk to GJEL in Stockton?
- We have helped countless grieving families with their personal injury cases since 1972, with a success rate of over 99%.
- We have recovered over $950 million for our clients from insurance companies and corporate defendants, allowing families to focus on healing.
- Our firm is ranked among the top law firms nationwide by our peers, a testament to our commitment to justice.
- We understand that time is of the essence for grieving families, and we strive for speedy resolutions to cases.
- Insurance companies see us as a formidable opponent, and we fight tirelessly to ensure our clients receive fair compensation.
- We know that dealing with medical bills, vehicle repairs, and other expenses can be overwhelming for families, which is why we offer assistance from day one.
- Our attorneys are experts in accident reconstruction, which allows us to build strong cases on behalf of our clients.
- We are considered an authority by other firms and lawyers due to our speed and skill in resolving our clients’ cases.
- We offer free consultations that can take place whenever and wherever is most convenient for our clients, so they can focus on healing.
- Families don’t pay anything upfront for our services, and we are only paid upon the successful resolution of their cases.
What is a Wrongful Death Claim?
A wrongful death claim is a legal claim seeking damages against an individual, business, or government entity that has caused someone’s death due to intentional or negligent actions. Examples of wrongful death claims include motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, construction site accidents, and defective products.
Getting Justice for a Loved One After They Were Killed Due to the Negligence of Someone Else
Losing a loved one due to someone else’s negligence is a tragic experience that can be overwhelming and emotionally devastating. In such situations, seeking justice becomes essential for closure and for holding the responsible party accountable for their actions.
If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of someone else, you need to speak to a personal injury lawyer at GJEL, a personal injury law firm that has helped countless families seek justice in such situations.
Understanding Negligence and Wrongful Death
Negligence refers to the failure to exercise reasonable care, resulting in harm or injury to another person. Negligence can take various forms, including reckless driving, medical malpractice, and failure to maintain safe premises, among others. In cases where negligence leads to death, the family members of the victim can file a wrongful death lawsuit against the responsible party.
To be eligible for filing a wrongful death lawsuit, you need to be a family member of the deceased, and the death must have been caused by someone else’s negligence. You will need to prove that the responsible party had a duty to exercise reasonable care and that they breached that duty, resulting in the death of your loved one.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Stockton, CA?
In Stockton, the spouse, children, or parents of the deceased can file a wrongful death claim. If none of these individuals are alive, other family members or the estate may be able to file a claim.
There are some other details you might find helpful. Read our full article on who can file a wrongful death suit in California here.
Wrongful Death Settlements and Verdicts in Stockton
We have a proven track record of winning wrongful death settlements and verdicts in Stockton and throughout California. Our team of experienced attorneys has the knowledge and skills to navigate the legal system and fight for your rights.
Don’t just take our word for it – check out our recent wrongful death settlements and verdicts to see the results we’ve achieved for our clients. Click here to view our recent cases.
At GJEL, we understand how difficult it is to lose a loved one due to someone else’s negligence. That’s why we’re committed to helping you seek justice and hold the responsible party accountable. Contact us today for a free consultation and let us help you get the closure you deserve.
FAQs about Wrongful Death Claims
Q: How long do I have to file a wrongful death claim in Stockton?
A: In California, you generally have two years from the date of the death to file a wrongful death claim.
Q: How much does it cost to hire a wrongful death attorney?
A: Most Stockton wrongful death lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, which means they only get paid if you win your case. The fee is typically a percentage of the compensation you receive.
Q: What if the deceased was partially at fault for their own death?
A: California follows a comparative negligence system, which means that the compensation you receive may be reduced based on the percentage of fault assigned to the deceased.
Want to learn more? GJEL has offices throughout Northern California and our California wrongful death lawyers are standing by ready to help you during this difficult time.