Wrongful Death

If you lost someone you love because of the negligence or wrongdoing of another party, you need to know that you have rights. One of those rights is that family members of the deceased may file a wrongful death lawsuit in civil court. A San Diego wrongful death attorney at  O'Mara & Padilla can help you with a lawsuit to help eligible family members to claim economic damages, such as loss of financial support and non-economic damages, including loss of love, comfort, society, companionship, and more.

While certainly tragic, a wrongful death in San Diego doesn't mean you have to suffer in silence. The caring and dedicated California wrongful death attorneys at O'Mara & Padilla have handled a wide range of wrongful death claims, from medical malpractice to motor vehicle accidents, and can help you get the compensation and settlement you are entitled to. Please contact an attorney specializing in wrongful death today for a FREE case evaluation.

What Wrongful Death Lawyers O'Mara & Padilla can do for You

Essentially, a wrongful death constitutes any death that was directly caused by the careless or negligent action or inaction of another person, company, or other entity. Numerous claims are filed every year in the U.S. However, fighting these battles in court during what is an extraordinarily emotionally taxing time can demoralize you even further, and even diminish your ability to make the best claim. When you hire O'Mara & Padilla, we take the burden off you by acting as your representative and your voice, so that you can concentrate on addressing your grief without the worry of managing a lawsuit.

Who can sue for wrongful death in California?

California law survival statute states that certain family members are entitled to sue for a wrongful death. These people include:

  • The surviving spouse, domestic partner, children, and offspring of deceased children
  • Dependents of the victim, and the spouse, children of the spouse, stepchildren, or parents, if the spouse was involved in a voidable relationship without knowing it was invalid.
  • A minor, if, at the time of the victim's death, the minor resided for the previous 180 days in the victim's household and was dependent on the victim for one-half or more of the minor's support.

San Diego Attorneys O'Mara & Padilla Can Start Your Wrongful Death Lawsuit Today

If you have endured the death of a loved one because of another party's negligence, it is vital to consult with a compassionate and dedicated attorney at O'Mara & Padilla as soon as possible. The law only gives you a certain amount of time to seek economic and non-economic damages, but after that time elapses, you can do nothing to get the justice your loved one deserves.

You have already lost so much. Don't miss out on your chance to recover financial compensation for pain and anguish, burial expenses, medical costs, past and future earning capacity of the deceased, loss of companionship, affection, guidance, and more.

The time is now to get the justice your lost loved one deserves. Please fill out our free initial contact form and get in touch with an attorney at O'Mara & Padilla today to learn more about your legal rights and options.