San Jose Wrongful Death Attorneys
We're Here for You During This Difficult Time
If you have suffered the loss of a loved one due to the negligent or intentional actions of an individual, company, or other entity, you need an attorney with ample experience handling wrongful death lawsuits. At BD&J, our San Jose wrongful death lawyers offer compassionate and results-driven representation to surviving family members facing the consequences of another’s careless actions. Backed by decades of combined experience and more than $1 billion in recoveries, our firm stands ready to help your family move forward after tragedy by fighting for the justice and closure you deserve.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in California?
When someone dies in a preventable accident, their surviving family members may have the right to file a compensation-seeking lawsuit against the party responsible for causing the accident. Liable parties may include careless drivers, negligent employers, and manufacturers of dangerous products, to name a few examples.
California law states that the following people may file a wrongful death lawsuit:
- Spouses/domestic partners
- Children and grandchildren of the deceased
- Stepchildren or parents who were dependent on the deceased for support
What Damages are Available in California Wrongful Death Lawsuits?
A successful California wrongful death lawsuit may provide compensation for the following damages:
- Funeral & burial expenses
- Lost future income the deceased person would have earned
- Lost benefits, such as 401(k) or medical benefits
- Loss of companionship
- Pain & suffering of surviving family members
In cases involving particularly egregious instances of negligence, punitive damages may also be available. These damages are meant to punish the defendant for their carelessness and deter further misconduct in the future.
Compassionate Assistance and Aggressive Advocacy
BD&J takes pride in helping grieving families recover after a terrible tragedy. When you work with our San Jose firm, you become a part of our family, and as such, you can rest assured that we will do everything in our power to help your case prevail.