Wrongful Death


3 Common Accidents That Lead to Wrongful Death Claims

by Staff Blogger | November 11th, 2019

At Berg Injury Lawyers, it’s our goal to help people who have been injured because of other people’s or parties’ negligence. And while most of the claims we build are for people who suffered serious injuries, we also build claims for the surviving loved ones of victims of fatal accidents.

When someone dies as a result of others’ negligence, their family members can pursue compensation via a wrongful death claim—and it’s our job to provide them the legal representation they need.

There are many types of accidents and injuries that can result in wrongful deaths. However, our California wrongful death lawyers know that certain accident types are more likely to result in deaths than others, including:

  1. Auto accidents—Wrongful deaths can occur when drivers break the rules of the road. Whether they’re speeding, driving while impaired, driving while intoxicated, or running red lights, negligent drivers can cause serious and even fatal injuries to others.
  2. Motorcycle accidents—Motorcyclists are vulnerable on California’s roadways. Their only protection comes from their riding gear, and it’s not always enough to prevent serious injuries. When other drivers fail to look out for motorcyclists, they can cause fatal accidents.
  3. Truck accidents—The trucking industry is strictly regulated and governed in the U.S. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has its own bylaws that truck drivers, companies, and owners must abide by. When they fail to abide by those rules, fatal crashes can occur.

If your loved one was killed in an accident that wasn’t their fault, you may be eligible to get compensation for medical bills, lost wages, loss of companionship, and more. Contact us today for a free consultation.


Do You Need a Lawyer for a Wrongful Death Claim?

by Staff Blogger | September 2nd, 2019

If you recently lost a loved one because of another person’s or party’s negligence, you’re not just grieving your family’s loss—you’re probably also worried about how you’ll keep your heads above water. The death of a loved one isn’t just a traumatic experience, but also one that can make it difficult for families financially due to lost income. And when they’re already facing medical bills and funeral costs, the expenses may simply be too much for surviving family members to bear.

You can file a wrongful death claim if your loved one’s death was preventable, but getting compensation isn’t easy. The responsible party’s insurance company will work hard to reduce or deny your claim, and if you don’t have experience in these types of lawsuits, you may be unable to fight back effectively. In addition, insurance companies are adept at finding ways to get claimants to jeopardize their own claims via lengthy and confusing paperwork, leading questions, and arbitrary time limits.

Having an experienced California wrongful death lawyer on your side can help you avoid these potential pitfalls. At Berg Injury Lawyers, we know the tactics insurance companies use to get out of paying surviving family members the money they deserve, and we’ll work hard to protect your claim and your rights to compensation. Contact us today for a free consultation to find out how we can help your family.


Don’t Go It Alone After Your Loved One’s Wrongful Death

by Staff Blogger | July 1st, 2019

Losing a loved one is a traumatic and stressful experience. It can be difficult to cope with the demands of daily life when you’re grieving your loss, especially when your loved one was the primary income earner for your household.

The costs associated with the death of a family member can be enormous. You may be facing expensive medical bills and funeral costs, but your family’s income may be significantly reduced or even eliminated altogether. Filing a wrongful death claim if your loved one’s death was caused by someone else’s negligence can help you recover compensation, but it can be difficult to win over the insurance company on your own.

At Berg Injury Lawyers, our California wrongful death lawyers want to help. We know how challenging wrongful death claims can be, especially when you’re already dealing with emotional trauma and the shock of your loved one’s passing. You’re going through a difficult time already, and the last thing you need is to try and convince the insurance company that your family deserves compensation.

Our legal team can handle that on your behalf while you focus on honoring your loved one’s memory and moving forward with your life. We’ll collect evidence that proves the other party’s negligence caused your loved one’s death. Then, we’ll calculate how much money you’re owed. Finally, we’ll fight to get you every penny you deserve.

Contact us today for a free consultation. We’re ready to put our experience to work for you.


Wrongful Death Claims Require Experienced Legal Representation

by Staff Blogger | April 1st, 2019

If you recently lost a loved one because of another person’s or party’s negligence, you may be eligible to pursue compensation for your family’s expenses, including medical bills and lost wages. However, wrongful death claims are often difficult to prove, and they require plenty of evidence and persistence. Getting a successful outcome is hard for many families, especially when they’re still grieving the loss of a loved one.

At Berg Injury Lawyers, our California wrongful death lawyers know what you’re going through. We have many years of experience building successful claims for families like yours, and it’s our goal to take some of the stress of this difficult time off your shoulders while you focus on moving forward with your life. When you choose us to handle your claim, we’ll take the following steps on your behalf:

  • We’ll collect evidence that proves your loved one’s death was negligence-related—Whether your loved one suffered fatal injuries in an accident or suffered health problems due to medical malpractice or a defective product, we’ll collect evidence that definitively proves his or her cause of death was preventable.
  • We’ll determine how much money you’re owed and fight to help you get it—You may be facing expensive medical bills and funeral costs that you can’t afford, especially if your loved one was the primary income earner in your household. We’ll calculate how much money you deserve, and then we’ll negotiate with the insurance company to get you every penny you’re owed.

Call us today for a free consultation. We’re ready to put our experience to work for your family.


What Types of Compensation Are Available for Families After Wrongful Deaths?

by Staff Blogger | December 3rd, 2018

If you recently lost a loved one due to another person’s or party’s negligence, you may be eligible to file a claim for compensation. There are four types of compensation that surviving family members often receive at the conclusion of wrongful death claims:

  1. Medical bills—Whether your loved one suffered a preventable injury or developed a preventable illness, he or she may have required extensive medical treatment. Unfortunately, medical bills aren’t discharged when patients pass away, and that means you may be facing huge healthcare costs that you can’t afford without filing a compensation claim.
  2. Lost wages—If your loved one was a primary income earner for your household, his or her death may have devastating effects on your family’s finances. It can be difficult to afford day-to-day living expenses without his or her income, but a wrongful death claim can help you recoup some or all of that money.
  3. Funeral costs—Funerals are more expensive than ever, and trying to afford one when you’re already facing so many other expenses can be overwhelming. Wrongful death claims help provide relief for families who are worried that they might not be able to give their loved ones the funerals they deserve.
  4. Loss of consortium—Above all else, losing a loved one means losing a person you deeply cared about and who provided many types of support to you and the rest of your family. Wrongful death claims also take that loss into consideration when settlement claims are calculated.

Want to learn more? Call the California wrongful death attorneys at Berg Injury Lawyers today for a free consultation.


What Types of Accidents Can Result in Wrongful Deaths?

by Staff Blogger | March 26th, 2018

At Berg Injury Lawyers, we know there are few events in life more devastating than losing a loved one. The loss can be even more difficult to process if it was caused by a preventable accident.

Our California wrongful death lawyers fight to help families and surviving spouses, children, and parents get compensation after a loved one dies due to someone else’s negligence. However, our years of experience handling these types of cases has made us aware that many families are unsure whether they have a wrongful death claim.

There are certain types of fatal accidents and scenarios that can be considered wrongful death, such as:

  • Work-related accidents – If your loved one suffered fatal injuries at work due to a lack of training or safety equipment or a dangerous work environment, you may be eligible to file a claim for compensation.
  • Car accidents – All drivers have a responsibility to drive safely and cautiously. When they fail to uphold that responsibility, they can seriously injure and even kill innocent people—and that can be grounds for victims’ families to file wrongful death claims.
  • Medical malpractice – Doctors, surgeons, and other healthcare providers are supposed to help their patients get better. But sometimes, their carelessness and negligence results in serious injuries that can prove fatal. When that happens, families can pursue compensation for their losses.

Those are just a few examples of accidents and scenarios that can lead to wrongful death claims. If you lost a loved one due to another person’s or party’s negligence, we want to help. Call today for a free consultation.


3 Reasons to Call a Lawyer After a Wrongful Death

by Staff Blogger | December 18th, 2017

At Berg Injury Lawyers, we handle a variety of accident and injury claims. And while many cases we take involve victims and their families dealing with difficult situations, wrongful death claims are some of the most painful and traumatic scenarios we see.

Losing a loved one is devastating. Not only is it emotionally painful, but it can also put your entire family in a financial bind, especially if your loved one was the primary income earner for your household. It can be even more difficult to cope with an unexpected loss when a loved one’s death was due to another person’s or party’s negligence.

Our California wrongful death lawyers are dedicated to helping surviving family members get the compensation they deserve after someone else’s carelessness led to fatal complications, accidents, or injuries to someone they love.

If we handle your wrongful death claim, you can count on us to:

  1. Determine who can be held responsible. Whether it was due to a medical mistake, an accident, or general misconduct, we’ll gather evidence that proves the other party’s liability.
  2. Calculate the damages. Medical bills, lost income, and funeral expenses are financial issues that many families face after they lose their loved ones. We’ll make sure the insurance company knows how the wrongful death has and will continue to affect you.
  3. Negotiate a fair settlement. We’ll review any and all settlement offers with you. It’s our goal to help you get maximum compensation.

If your loved one’s death was caused by someone else’s negligence, don’t wait to get our experienced legal team on your side. Contact us today for a free consultation. We’re here to help.


Get Answers After a Wrongful Death

by Staff Blogger | May 15th, 2017

An untimely death to your loved one is one of the most jarring events you can go through, especially if that death could have been avoided or was caused by someone else’s negligence. The surviving family is left with more questions than answers, such as why did this happened and who is to blame? Those questions deserve answers, and at Berg Injury Lawyers, we want to help you get them.

Beyond bringing who is to blame to light are the questions that could impact the rest of your life, such as how will you and your family make it financially now that your loved one’s contributions are lost forever? The financial implications are often easy to overlook in your time of grief, which is why you need an experienced wrongful death attorney looking out for your best interests and your family’s future. Our attorneys will investigate the cause of your loved one’s death so you can begin to heal. We’ll also fight for the compensation you deserve so you can find peace of mind knowing you’ll be taken care of.

If you’ve lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, contact our San Francisco wrongful death attorneys today for a free consultation. We’re happy to answer any questions you might have at no cost. If we feel we can help, you won’t pay us anything unless we get money for you. Contact us today for your free consultation.


Get Justice For Your Lost Loved One

by Staff Blogger | January 16th, 2017

There’s an old adage that goes something like this: “Treat loved ones as if it were the last time you will ever speak to them.” It’s good advice that’s hard to follow. In reality, there’s far too much left unsaid between us when one of us goes, especially when that someone’s life is cut tragically short. Often, unexpected deaths are the result of a negligent or deliberate act by someone else, compounding the grief felt by the surviving family while leaving them with a number of questions.

At Berg Injury Lawyers, we help grieving families find the answers they so rightfully deserve. Our team of investigators will work tirelessly to uncover the true cause of your loved one’s death and bring that cause into the light. Then our experienced San Francisco wrongful death attorneys will fight to get you the justice you and your loved one deserve. You’ve lost more than a family member; you’ve lost a partner and contributor to your family’s future. For that, your family deserves to be compensated, and as your attorney, we’ll do everything within our power to make sure you are.

If you’ve lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, call our San Francisco wrongful death attorneys today for a free consultation. Your initial call is without cost or obligation, so you and your family can get the answers you deserve with absolutely no risk. You don’t have to go through this alone. Contact us today.


Providing Answers to the Families of Wrongful Death Victims

by Staff Blogger | October 10th, 2016

Unfortunately, thousands of California lives are tragically cut short every year. What makes it even more tragic is when one of those deaths could have been avoided.

At Berg Injury Lawyers, we help the families of wrongful death victims get the answers they so desperately seek after a tragedy. Questions like: Why did this happen? Who is to blame? How will their family make ends meet without their loved one? Our compassionate legal team knows all too well what this loss will mean to your family both emotionally and financially, and we’ll do everything within our power to get you justice for that loss.

If you’ve lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, call our San Francisco wrongful death attorneys today. We know what you’re going through, and you don’t have to go through it alone. Contact us for a free consultation and let us start working to get you the answers you deserve.