San Mateo, California, Wrongful Death Lawyer
San Francisco Area Personal Injury Attorney
If you have recently lost a member of your family, we extend our sincere sympathy, and realize that nothing can replace your loved one. As members of a personal injury law firm, our experience leads us to encourage you, if the death may have been in part or in whole due to the negligence or intentional act of another, to take measures to see that you recover all compensation you are entitled to. This will allow you and your family every opportunity to heal and live with dignity.
Wrongful death — what are survivors entitled to?
Through a wrongful death lawsuit or settlement, you, as the spouse, parent, child, or sibling of the victim, may be entitled to compensation for your loss of current and future economic support, loss of love, affection, and guidance, medical bills, and funeral expenses. It is extremely important to have your claim carefully evaluated by an experienced attorney before you sign any settlement form. You may otherwise, without realizing it, limit your right to recover the full compensation to which you are entitled.
If you would like to speak with attorney Reuben J. Donig, contact our San Mateo office to arrange a free consultation and claim evaluation. Mr. Donig has served clients throughout California's San Francisco Bay area for over thirty years, and will be happy to help you make a well-informed decision.
Punitive damages in a wrongful death case
If a fatal accident resulted from gross negligence and willful disregard for the safety of others, a jury may award punitive damages as part of a wrongful death verdict. These large awards are not based on the families' losses, but are designed to punish the individual or company responsible and save others from similar carelessness and disregard for safety.
Cases involving permanent injury and wrongful death
Mr. Donig has, in his years as a personal injury lawyer, handled claims for permanent injuries such as quadriplegia, paraplegia, and traumatic brain injury (TBI) and wrongful death stemming from a wide variety of accidents, including those involving:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Car accidents caused by dangerous road conditions
- Auto accidents caused by uninsured/underinsured drivers
- Trucking accidents
- Bus and train wrecks
- Accidents caused by drunk drivers
- Motorcycle accidents
- Dangerous conditions on private property
- Dangerous conditions on public property
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Defective products
- Animal attacks
If a member of your family has suffered a serious personal injury, or you have lost a loved one to wrongful death, it is our goal to recover the economic benefits that will allow you to focus on healing. It is extremely important that you get a legal opinion before accepting any settlement offer. If you would like to speak with our lawyer about your claim, please call 650.489.0545 or e-mail our San Mateo office to arrange a free consultation.
No attorney fees unless we get results
All cases at our firm are handled on a contingency fee basis, meaning that we charge no attorney fees unless our client recovers compensation as a result of our efforts.
Reuben J. Donig
San Mateo, California, Personal Injury Lawyer