California Wrongful Death Lawyers

If your loved one was fatally injured as the result of another person’s negligent actions, he or she has been the victim of a wrongful death. As the family member of someone who has died as the result of an accident caused by the reckless actions of another person, you have the right to hold the negligent party responsible for what they have done. At Gillin, Jacobson, Ellis & Larsen, our Northern California wrongful death lawyers have a successful track record of representing wrongful death cases for more than three decades. We understand that a wrongful death case is very difficult for the decedent’s loved ones, and we will use our knowledge of wrongful death law to settle the case as efficiently and quickly as possible.

A wrongful death may result from any number of dangerous situations, some of which are listed below:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Defective product accidents
  • Drunk driver accidents
  • Construction site accidents
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Toxic chemical exposure

Wrongful Death in California

In California, the statute of limitations (the length of time in which a person may file a lawsuit) regarding a wrongful death is usually two years from the time of death, with a few exceptions. In addition to acting within the time restraints in your case, the areas of law which are involved in wrongful death litigation are extremely complicated, making it very important to contact a wrongful death attorney as quickly as possible to ensure that you are able to file a suit against the negligent party with confidence.

The two most important things you must do if you suspect a wrongful death is to speak with a qualified lawyer as soon after the incident as possible and avoid signing any documents or agreeing to any settlement without legal representation. Gillin, Jacobson, Ellis & Larsen have helped our clients file all the necessary paperwork and legal documentation, and have successfully awarded our clients settlements that were much higher than initial offers.

Each wrongful death case is unique and involves numerous elements that must be thoroughly examined. At GJEL, our law office has the capability to undertake an investigation into all California wrongful death cases that we represent. If we take your case we will handle every aspect of your wrongful death case including all communication to other parties involved. The attorneys of GJEL have the skill and knowledge which are required to pursue even the most challenging wrongful death cases.

Our dedicated wrongful death lawyers and personal injury attorneys at Gillin, Jacobson, Ellis & Larsen have an impressive track record of verdicts and settlements. With our legal advice and representation, we may be able to recover the maximum monetary compensation available for your wrongful death case. In fact, our firm has obtained more than $500 million dollars for our seriously injured clients and the family members of wrongful death victims.

A Recognized Law Firm

Gillin, Jacobson, Ellis & Larsen has received an AV rating (the highest rating) by the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, and our firm is listed in Martindale-Hubbell’s Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. Our outstanding reputation has prompted many wrongful death attorneys to refer their particularly complex cases to us.

Contact GJEL Attorneys

Please call 1-888-835-2455 to speak with an experienced California wrongful death attorney at GJEL if your loved one has been the victim of an untimely death. We provide all potential clients with free consultations and answer the many questions that you may have regarding your case. We are paid only when we win your claim. This means that you pay no fees if we do not obtain a verdict or settlement for you.

Please visit the Contact Us page to find our local office nearest you.