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Oakland Wrongful Death Lawyer

Losing someone you love is one of the hardest things you will ever go through. When a death is caused by the careless, reckless, or negligent actions of another person, though, it is even harder to accept. Regardless of how a death occurred, when it was the fault of another person, family members can file a claim to receive compensation. While no amount of financial compensation can bring back a loved one, it can help offset the financial burden imposed by the death. Unfortunately, California’s civil justice system is very difficult for people to navigate, particularly when they have never filed a claim before. When you are grieving, it is especially challenging to obtain the full and fair compensation your family is entitled to. Our Oakland wrongful death lawyer can assist with your claim so you obtain maximum damages.

How Does Wrongful Death Occur?

The idea of someone passing away due to another person’s irresponsible actions is often so traumatic many people do not even want to think about it. For this reason, family members do not realize when it occurs, even after they have lost someone. Tragically, wrongful death is much more common than people think. Some of the most common ways wrongful deaths occur are as follows:

  • Exposure to occupational hazards, such as toxic chemicals
  • Premises liability accidents, such as carbon monoxide and lead poisoning
  • Criminal acts, such as assault
  • Medical malpractice
  • Dog bites and attacks
  • Car accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Bus accidents
  • Boating accidents
  • Airplane accidents
  • Amusement park accidents

Any time a person passes away and another person is involved, it is important to speak to an Oakland wrongful death lawyer who can advise on whether the other party is liable.

Why Work with an Oakland Wrongful Death Attorney?

Due to the fact that the civil justice system in California allows loved ones to obtain compensation after a wrongful death, people often think these damages are easy to claim. Unfortunately, they are not. This is why it is so critical to work with a wrongful death attorney in Oakland.

An attorney will start your case by investigating the incident, determining how it happened, and identifying the liable party. A lawyer will also communicate and negotiate with the liable party on your behalf so you obtain the full damages you deserve. Obtaining compensation from insurance companies is never easy, as they are unscrupulous when dealing with surviving loved ones. Their priority is to protect their profits and not to help family members obtain the damages they deserve.

A wrongful death lawyer will also know the laws that pertain to your case and follow all proper procedures to make sure no mistakes are made that could hurt your case.

Call Our Wrongful Death Lawyer in Oakland Today

At Brod Law Firm, our Oakland wrongful death lawyer knows what a difficult time you are going through. It is why we are so committed to helping family members claim the compensation they justly deserve. We can help you, too. Call us now at (800) 427-7020 or fill out our online form to schedule a free review of your case.

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"We were extremely happy with the outcome of our specific case, and would absolutely recommend Greg to anyone looking for legal assistance." Celine V., Yelp review
"I was referred to Greg Brod for a car accident I was in and I will now owe the person who referred me, forever." Christine M., Yelp review
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