Marin County Wrongful Death Lawyer
Losing a loved one is the most painful and difficult experience that we go through in life. What is even more painful is when that death was accidental and it was caused by someone else’s negligence. While nothing can ever erase the pain that a loved one’s death causes, receiving just compensation can ease it. The Law Offices of Craig Dykman in Marin County has experienced wrongful death attorneys who will help you through this difficult time and ensure that you receive what is rightfully yours. We are compassionate and experienced wrongful death attorneys serving Marin County and the San Francisco Bay Area.
What is a Wrongful Death Claim?
“The taking of the life of an individual resulting from the willful or negligent act of another person or persons”
Wrongful death is a claim in common law jurisdictions against a person or persons that can be held liable for a death. The claim is brought in a civil action, usually by close relatives, as enumerated by statute. The standard of proof for a wrongful death in the United States is preponderance of the evidence as opposed to clear and convincing or beyond a reasonable doubt.
Wrongful Death and Criminal Prosecution
The wrongful death action is separate and apart from criminal charges and neither proceeding affects nor controls the other. A defendant acquitted of murder may still be sued in a civil action by affected parties for wrongful death.
What are Common Causes of Wrongful Death?
Some common causes of wrongful death include:
- Auto accidents
- Defective products
- Medical malpractice
- Animal attacks
- Construction accidents
- Other workplace accidents
- Intentional acts or assaults
Getting Wrongful Death Compensation
In order to obtain compensation for wrongful death, those bringing the claim must prove that the fatality was caused by another person or party’s negligence or malpractice. If the party filing the claim can show proof of fault then damages will be awarded. The best way to determine whether you have a legitimate wrongful death claim is to contact an experienced attorney, like those at the Law Offices of Craig Dykman, as soon as possible to evaluate your claim and inform you of your rights.
Hire an Experienced Wrongful Death Attorney
If you believe you have a wrongful death claim then you need to hire an experienced attorney like those at the Law Offices of Craig Dykman. Wrongful death attorneys understand the law, the statues of limitations for filing a claim how to best gather and present evidence to prove fault in wrongful death cases.
Marin County Wrongful Death Attorneys
If you have a loved one who has died due to the negligence of another then you need to hire an attorney. The Law Offices of Craig Dykman have been handling wrongful death cases in Marin for years. We have the experience to ensure that you are taken care of awarded just compensation for the death of your loved one. In addition, we understand the pain that is caused by the loss of a loved one and treat our wrongful death clients with compassion and care. If you live in Marin County or the San Francisco Bay Area and need to hire an attorney for a wrongful death claim give us a call.
Call the Law Offices of Craig Dykman today at (415) 454-8545 or contact us here.