A Wrongful death (caused by the carelessness and/or negligence of another) is no doubt one of the most traumatic experiences that you and your loved ones can go through. We understand just how much emotional and mental duress you and your family are under; therefore, we want to make sure your questions can be answered quickly and discreetly and serve as a support system during these difficult, confusing and emotional times.
Wrongful deaths occur when a person dies or is killed as a result of negligence, misconduct, or intentional harm from another person. This can range from car accidents to medical malpractice to murder. Typically, surviving members of the victim’s family can sue for wrongful death, and some lawsuits follow in the wake of criminal trials.
If you or a loved one have experienced a wrongful death in your family, you may have the right to file claims against and/or sue the party who is legally liable. In the state of California, the time limit, or statute of limitations, for filing a wrongful death claim can be as short as 6 months (for claims against the government for example), 1 year (for medical malpractice), however most cases (from a car accident, for example) must be filed within 2 years of injury or death.
Although a very experienced wrongful death attorney, Steve Gimblin is an experienced attorney, he is first and foremost a devoted husband and father, which is why he knows that losing a loved one is both traumatic and devastating. Especially when it occurs suddenly and unexpectedly.
If you and your family have lost a loved one due to wrongful death, call the Law Offices of Steve Gimblin, PC for a free consultation and case evaluation. We have a proven track record of obtaining top tier results well into seven figures for death cases in Northern California and we understand Northern California family virtues and values which helps us understand the best way to approach and to navigate these cases.
We offer free consultations to discuss your options but we never cold call families or send letters to those grieving the loss of loved ones. We believe our clients can and will seek out legal representation when they’re ready. We can do consultations over the phone, in office or we can come to you. 530-671-9822.