Vehicle accidents are the number one cause of fatalities for people aged 3 to 33 throughout the United States. If your loved one has been killed in a vehicle accident in California and you believe that it was the fault of another person, please contact a Northern California wrongful death attorney at Gillin, Jacobson, Ellis & Larsen for a free evaluation. Whether your loved one died as a result of a motor vehicle crash, a defective auto part, or a recalled vehicle-related accident we may be able to help you recover from your loss and ensure that similar accidents do not happen to others.
In many cases of vehicle deaths, the surviving family members are generally unaware of their legal rights. Many insurance companies and lawyers for other parties will usually attempt to coerce family members into agreeing to a settlement that is not in the best interest of the family. We strongly urge anyone who has lost a family member in an auto accident in California to contact us before speaking to anyone else about your case.
A wrongful death lawsuit can recover significant financial amounts which can help pay for expenses lost as a result of the death, including medical bills, funeral costs, attorney fees, pain and suffering, and loss of future income. It is important to your case that you file the necessary paperwork in a timely manner because California has several statutes of limitations that may prevent a suit from being filed at some point in the future.
Gillin, Jacobson, Ellis & Larsen has years of experience handling wrongful death cases throughout California. Our skilled lawyers will perform a thorough investigation of the incident, gather all evidence involved, and handle all communication between parties. We will independently investigate the cause of the accident and attempt to find the exact reason for your family member’s death. Depending on the case, one or several companies or agencies may be involved, and it will be beneficial to you to have an experienced legal team on your side, as opposed to you dealing with them on your own.
Our legal team will piece together the accident in order to determine whether or not another party caused the death of your family member. This other party can be an individual, a governmental agency, a company or any other entity involved in the accident in some regard. We will negotiate a settlement based on the accident and will follow through to ensure that all settlements are paid in a timely manner.
Gillin, Jacobson, Ellis & Larsen offer free, confidential consultations on any California auto accident that resulted in death, injury or property damage. In many wrongful death cases, we can begin working on them without any payment upfront. Our fees will be eventually paid through what are known as contingent fees. These fees are only paid to our office if we are successful in settling your case. We never have hidden charges and always factor legal costs into any amount we agree to settle on.
Gillin, Jacobson, Ellis & Larsen understand the emotional trauma that wrongful deaths can bring to a family. We are compassionate and professional in all wrongful death cases and will represent each and every client aggressively and thoroughly. Please contact us with any of your questions today.