Personal Injury

Wrongful Death

San Francisco Fatal Accident Attorney

One of the most devastating and painful things we can experience in our lives is the sudden loss of a loved one as a result of a tragic accident. The grief of loss and uncertainties that come when faced with such a life-changing event can be overwhelming. You may not know where or how to begin to put the pieces of your life back together.

If you have lost a loved one through the wrongful act of another, either accidentally or intentionally, you may be eligible to obtain financial compensation to cover the earnings and the emotional comfort and support the deceased person would have provided. While compensation for the wrongful death cannot replace your loss or lessen your pain, it can help to provide you with some security for the future.

Compassionate Legal Representation

At the Law Office of Thomas C. Tagliarini, we are honored when the loved ones of wrongful death victims choose us to represent them during such challenging and painful times in their lives. With 30 years of experience, our East Bay wrongful death lawyer understands the importance of approaching the wrongful death case with the utmost personal care and empathy.

If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another party, contact an East Bay wrongful death lawyer at the Law Office of Thomas C. Tagliarini by calling 510-444-0692 or email us today.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Case?

In California, wrongful death laws permit certain individuals with a designated relationship to the victim to file a wrongful death claim.   Although there are exceptions, the following people with relationships to the victim may file a lawsuit for the wrongful death of a loved one in California:

  • Immediate family members – spouses and children (including adopted children) and parents of unmarried children
  • Registered domestic partner
  • Dependent putative spouse
  • Dependent stepchildren
  • Dependent minors living in the victim’s household for at least six months
  • Dependent parents

If there are no heirs as described above, then those who would be entitled to inherit the victim’s estate could file a wrongful death case.

Wrongful Death Claim and Lawsuit Filing Deadlines

In almost every case, you only have a certain period of time to file a claim or lawsuit.   If you fail to properly file or serve the required legal documents in a timely fashion, you will lose your legal right to pursue a claim or case against the responsible party.

Free Initial Consultation

Contact the Law Office of Thomas C. Tagliarini by phone at (510) 444-0692 or email for a free consultation with an East Bay will dispute lawyer. We serve Oakland, San Francisco and the surrounding counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Marin.