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San Diego Wrongful Death Lawyer

Suddenly losing a loved one and accepting that he or she is no longer with us, is one of the most difficult, heart-wrenching life experiences we will ever have to endure, especially if the death was unexpected and preventable.

In California, a wrongful death claim is when one person dies as the result of a wrongful act or negligence of another person or entity.

If you and your family are grieving the loss of a loved one because of the recklessness of another person or entity, it is understandable to feel angry and overwhelmed. While every situation is different, some families find closure and the help that they may need to take care of their family by obtaining compensation from the people responsible for the loss of their loved one.

Other Types of Accidents

Common Causes of Wrongful Death

As experienced San Diego wrongful death lawyers, we understand how to pursue the various forms of compensation that may be available to you. Of course no amount of money will bring back a family member or loved one, but it can help to provide much needed financial assistance to those left behind.

Common causes of wrongful death include car accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian hit and run, motorcycle accidents, drunk driver accidents, boating accidents, commercial trucking accidents, slip and fall, construction accidents to name a few.

As top San Diego wrongful death lawyers, we can help you get compensation you may not have been aware of. If you would like to understand more about whether or not the passing of your loved one falls under the umbrella of wrongful death, please call or email us. We are here to listen and help.

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"No sum of money can replace a loved one, but compensation may help relieve the financial strain from a grieving family." - Oliver Pelly, Founding Partner/Attorney

Should you file a wrongful death claim?

Filing a wrongful death claim, or pursuing a lawsuit, is never an easy decision. However, when you are fully aware of your legal rights and options, you can be confident in the choice that you make.

Whether you should file a lawsuit depends on the circumstances of the wrongful death. California fatal accident lawyer Oliver Pelly, is here help you to evaluate what happened and determine whether you have valid grounds for taking legal action.

In many cases, families may decide to take legal action so that they can seek compensation for a wide range of damages associated with financial, physical, and emotional losses. If you would like to talk to us regarding whether or not you have a wrongful death claim, please call.

Do you have to pay for representation?

No. We handle all cases on a contingency basis, with a no fee until we win guarantee. You only pay if we recover money on your behalf.

Types of Compensation to relieve your losses

Of course, there is no sum of money that can ever replace a loved one, but financial compensation may greatly help your family with the unforeseen expenses that make it difficult to make ends meet financially.

Some areas of compensation may include; money to pay for the funeral expenses, hospitalization, medication, and surgery.

Family members may also receive compensation for lost earnings or benefits that the deceased would have acquired and provided for the family, including retirement benefits.

Choosing the right attorney

At Phillips and Pelly, your needs come first. Known and respected in the San Diego community for over 18 years, we are honest, empathetic, highly skilled wrongful death lawyers with a strong moral compass.

As injury attorneys serving the San Diego community we understand exactly how to navigate difficult wrongful death claims, in order to gain the best possible outcome for the family. We take care of everything for you, including investigations, interviewing witnesses, aggressive negotiations with insurance companies, and exploring every avenue necessary to secure the maximum compensation you are owed. Our objective is to ensure that you and your family are provided for, to the best extent possible. Read more about us

Schedule Your Free Case Evaluation now

If you’ve experienced the wrongful death of a loved one, take advantage of our Free Case Evaluation offer. One of our experienced wrongful death lawyers will listen to the circumstances of your loved one’s accident, answer questions, and provide you with available legal options for your consideration. If you decide to hire us, we will begin working immediately on your behalf to secure the maximum compensation to which you and your family are entitled under the law.

The call is free. The Case Evaluation is free. Call or Email us now (below) to talk to an attorney.

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“Call us now, to speak to one of our experienced lawyers. We can quickly assess whether or not you've got a claim, and the best next steps to take.” - Oliver Pelly, Founding Partner/Attorney

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