Wrongful Death

The Berglund & Johnson Law Group has represented numerous families suffering the loss of loved ones. Monetary damages can never replace the loss of family members who have so greatly enriched our lives. However, in our system of justice, monetary compensation is the only avenue that can be pursued to attempt to compensate families for such unspeakable losses.

Special expertise is required by the attorney to prove all aspects of damage in wrongful death cases to insure the victims are compensated to the fullest extent allowed by law.

Wrongful death cases can be filed by the heirs or dependents of those who have lost a loved one because of the negligence or wrongful actions of another, product defect or malpractice. Wrongful death claims most often occur because of accidents involving:

  • Automobiles and various vehicles such as trains, airplanes, boats, etc.
  • Farm, construction, industrial and recreational equipment
  • Exposure to toxic substances and chemicals
  • Defective products
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Various acts of negligence
  • Intentional acts of violence

California law provides that heirs and dependents can recover wrongful death damages for losses of “care, comfort, society and support.” Compensation may include recovery for the following losses:

  • Medical/Funeral Costs
  • Loss of support provided by the loved one including future earnings
  • Loss of “care” provided by the loved one
  • Loss of the “society” or companionship with the loved one
  • Loss of “comfort” or love and personal support provided by the loved one
  • Loss of inheritance
  • Other general damages

If you feel that you may have a wrongful death law suit, please contact us for a free consultation. Our lawyers have a great deal of experience in wrongful death cases and have numerous resources available to support the effort to obtain full compensation on your behalf.

The time allotted for a family member to file a claim is, normally, two years from the date of death although some claims, including those against government entities, require filing a claim within 6 months of the date of death. If you, or someone you know, have lost a loved one due to the negligence, wrongful act of another or product defect, call the Law Offices of Berglund & Johnson for a free consultation.