San Francisco Wrongful Death Lawyers
Compassionate & Committed Representation for Bereaved Families
Losing a loved one because of another’s wrongful actions is perhaps one of the most traumatic experiences any family can endure. Our legal team at Rouda Feder Tietjen & McGuinn would like to extend our sincere condolences.
Since 1980, our firm has stood as a beacon of hope for injured individuals and bereaved families in the Bay Area. Our wrongful death lawyers are skilled, knowledgeable, and prepared to fight for your future at this crucial time. Whether your loved one was lost due to a car accident, bicycle accident, or another type of accident, we are here for you.
Recovering Millions While Pursuing Justice for Our Clients
Our San Francisco attorneys have won millions of dollars in compensation for families pursuing wrongful death claims. Just a handful of the favorable outcomes that we have reached for our clients include the following:
- $20 million recovery for a case concerning a hotel guest exposed to a deadly virus due to unsafe accommodations;
- $11.4 million recovery for the loved ones of a man tragically killed in an auto accident;
- $8.75 million for a fatal motorcycle accident; and
- $5.75 million for an on-the-job injury that claimed the life of a mother.
While it is impossible to guarantee the outcome of a case, we have proven time and again that we have the skills and resources necessary to help our clients navigate the claims process and give them a strong fighting chance.
Contact a wrongful death lawyer online to learn more about your legal options. Consultations are offered free of charge.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in San Francisco?
“Wrongful death” refers to a fatality caused by another person’s negligence, carelessness, or recklessness. Thus, wrongful death claims are filed by the deceased’s surviving loved ones in order to seek justice through the civil justice system.
In San Francisco and the rest of California, certain surviving family members may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim on their loved one’s behalf. These eligible individuals may include a spouse, domestic partner, child of the deceased, or a personal representative of the deceased’s estate. To learn if you qualify for a claim, it is best to speak to a legal professional.
Please note: Since wrongful death could be the tragic result of myriad types of accidents, these claims are not specifically reserved to address deaths resulting from only a specific category of accidents, such as only for deaths occurring under the care of a medical professional. Rather, the qualifying criterion is whether or not another person was responsible.
Should I Hire a Lawyer?
There is, of course, no way to place a dollar amount on the loss of a loved one. No amount of money could in any way make your pain go away or make what happened to you and your loved ones right.
If you pursue justice through legal action, however, you may be able to obtain some much-deserved peace of mind by knowing that the party responsible has been called to answer for their actions. In addition, you may be able to reduce some of the financial burden this situation has placed on your and your family’s shoulders.
A few of the financial damages that you could be compensated for include:
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of income/wages
- Reimbursement for medical bills
- Reimbursement for funeral/burial expenses
- Pain and suffering experienced by the deceased prior to death
Let Our Acclaimed Attorneys Fight for You
Our firm does not charge an upfront hourly fee, and we often front litigation costs as necessary, allowing regular consumers to protect their rights without worrying about further financial strain. There is no reason not to take legal action to protect your rights and your family’s well-being after your loss.
Our attorneys at Rouda Feder Tietjen & McGuinn are acclaimed by Best Lawyers® and Super Lawyers®, among others. Our firm has also been recognized by U.S. News — Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms,” an annual publication showcasing the nation’s premier legal practices. Most importantly, we are respected by our peers and clients for our commitment to serving the San Francisco community via our legal services. The difference between us and competitors is that we truly care about you and your family.
Call Rouda Feder Tietjen & McGuinn at (415) 940-7176 for a free case evaluation with a San Francisco wrongful death attorney.