Wrongful Death

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 San Jose Wrongful Death Lawsuits?

It is impossible to receive full compensation for the loss you have suffered. There is no amount of money on earth that can make up for your grief and the loss you are experiencing. Financial compensation can help replace the financial burden placed upon remaining loved ones.

There are two categories of wrongful death damages that our team can help your family recover. These are economic and non-economic damages.

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.

We’d like to offer you a complimentary case review to give you more information on the wrongful death lawsuit process. Call us at (855) 906-3699 to get started.

Why BD&J?

  • California's Leading Accident Law Firm

    We are members and Leaders of the American Board of Trial Advocates, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Consumer Attorney of California, the Judicial Elections Evaluation Committee, and the Pound Civil Justice Institute.

  • We Answer the Phone

    BD&J is known as California's most responsive law firm. We answer our phones 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Call us right now, you will see.

  • A Proven Track Record

    With over $1 Billion recovered for our clients, verdicts of over $34.5 Million, and hundreds of settlements of over $1 Million, we have a track record of success, unlike any other California firm.

  • We Come To You, 24/7

    We are available 24/7. We will travel to wherever you are to speak about your case.

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