San Diego Fatal Car Accident Attorneys
Experienced Wrongful Death Car Accidents Lawyers in California
In the last decade the number of traffic fatalities has decreased significantly. Sadly, California roads and highways still see nearly 3,000 fatal car accidents every year (California Highway Patrol). Many of these fatalities happen in accidents caused by negligence. Losing a loved one is always a traumatic experience, but a sudden death in a car accident can be even more devastating.
At the law firm of Martinez & Schill LLP, we provide skilled and compassionate legal representation and counsel to surviving family members. We understand how emotionally and financially difficult it is to deal with the sudden loss of a loved one. Our San Diego wrongful death attorneys will guide you through the legal process as efficiently as possible so that you may obtain the compensation you deserve and can focus on healing.
Compensation for Fatal Car Accidents
When someone dies in a motor vehicle accident, insurance companies will typically attempt to rush a settlement with the surviving family members. Insurance companies understand that grieving family members do not always have the emotional capacity to fight for just compensation when dealing with such a devastating loss, and they seek to close the book on your claim as quickly and as inexpensively as possible. The only way to ensure your rights are protected and you are fully compensated for the wrongful death of your loved one is to hire an experienced attorney.
Our attorneys will take over the burden of fighting with the insurance company and aggressively represent your interests. We know how to fully quantify the financial damages associated with a wrongful death in order to justify the greatest possible financial recovery. You are entitled to compensation for:
- Medical bills;
- Funeral expenses;
- Lost future wages;
- Loss of care, protection, and assistance;
- Loss of consortium of a spouse;
- Emotional pain and suffering; and
- Possibly punitive damages.
If your loved one was killed in a car accident caused by someone else’s negligence, contact us to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case. Our San Diego Wrongful Death attorneys will answer your questions and explain your legal options. Time is of the essence, as statutes of limitations do apply to wrongful death claims. We have offices in San Diego and Riverside and offer flexible consultation scheduling. We handle wrongful death cases on a contingency basis, so there is no cost to you until we win your case.