July 2015

The Law Offices of Sanford M. Cipinko

Read the brief descriptions or use the links provided below to learn more about wrongful death claims in California and how our lawyers can help you.

What should you do now? In the immediate aftermath of a fatal accident, preserving your right to seek compensation may depend on how soon you talk to an attorney about your legal rights and options.

How much time do you have to file a lawsuit? How much time you have to file a wrongful death claim depends on what happened. In some situations, plaintiffs may have as little as 30 days in which to take action.

What losses can you be compensated for? Each state has its own wrongful death statute. Our attorneys can explain the different types of losses compensation is permitted for under California law.

Can any family member make a wrongful death claim? Generally, only spouses, domestic partners, parents and dependents can recover damages for wrongful death. There are exceptions, however, and our lawyers would be happy to answer any questions you have in that regard.

Not every claim for allows for the same type of compensation. Our wrongful death lawyers offer experience with claimants and claims of all types, including:

  • Children who lose parents
  • Parents who lose children
  • Mass torts and drug cases
  • Victims of drunk driving and other crimes
  • Victims from other states and countries

Putting More Than 30 Years of Experience on Your Side

For more than 30 years, members of our firm have helped people who have lost loved ones in fatal accidents in the San Francisco Bay Area and throughout California. These efforts have earned us recognition from our peers in the legal community and have resulted in numerous multimillion dollar settlements and verdicts for previous clients.

Handling All Cases on a Contingency Basis

In every personal injury or wrongful death case, our lawyers seek legal fees only when they are able to obtain a verdict or settlement on the clients’ behalf.