Caring Advocacy After A Wrongful Death
At the Law Office of Reuben J. Donig in San Mateo, we extend our sincerest sympathies to you if you have recently lost a member of your family. Nothing can replace your loved one, and we encourage you to seek all of the compensation that you are entitled to in the case of wrongful death. You and your family will then be better prepared to heal and continue your lives with dignity.
What Are Survivors Entitled To?
As the spouse, parent, sibling or child of a victim of wrongful death, you may be entitled to compensation for funeral expenses; medical expenses; loss of current and future economic support; and the loss of love, affection and guidance. It is imperative that an experienced attorney evaluates your claim prior to accepting any settlement offers.
Punitive Damages In A Wrongful Death Case
In the case of a fatal accident resulting from gross negligence and willful disregard for others’ safety, punitive damages may be awarded as part of a wrongful death verdict. Rather than being based on the family’s losses, these awards are designed to motivate individuals and/or companies to avoid carelessness and a disregard for safety in the future.
Decades Of Experience In Catastrophic Cases
During his 35-plus years of experience as a personal injury lawyer, attorney Reuben J. Donig has handled a wide range of cases. These have included permanent injuries such as paraplegia, quadriplegia and traumatic brain injury, as well as wrongful death, due to a variety of accidents. The following is a list of the common causes of such severe injuries and wrongful death:
- Trucking accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bus and train wrecks
- Accidents caused by drunk drivers
- Auto accidents caused by dangerous road conditions
- Auto accidents caused by uninsured/underinsured drivers
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Animal attacks
- Dangerous conditions on private property
- Dangerous conditions on public property
- Defective products