Wrongful Death

Attorney Advocating for Bereaved Families After Fatal Accidents in the San Francisco Bay Area Counties

Biggs Law Office A.P.C., will evaluate your case at no cost.

Suffering any kind of injury as a result of someone else’s negligence or recklessness is a stressful and challenging experience. When it leads to the death of a loved one, however, the results are life-changing and catastrophic for the victim’s family. Although no amount of compensation can bring back a loved one, it can help you cope with the financial burdens of your loss and give you a sense that justice has been done. San Francisco Bay Area wrongful death lawyer Michael S. Biggs of Biggs Law Office A.P.C. can aggressively assist families with seeking compensation from an individual, company, or government entity responsible for their loved one’s death. Michael approaches the courtroom with fearless tenacity while treating his clients with the compassion that they need.

Contact us now to have your case evaluated and find out what your rights to compensation may be. We offer a fast response and flexible office hours. We look forward to representing you.

Assert Your Rights Through a Wrongful Death Claim

A wrongful death claim involves a situation in which a person or entity causes the death of a victim due to negligence or misconduct. California allows surviving family members to bring a claim against the party responsible for the death, standing in the shoes of the victim while also asserting their own rights. Several categories of damages may be recovered in a wrongful death action, including funeral and burial expenses, the costs of medical treatment prior to the victim’s death, and compensation for the loss of a loved one’s companionship, comfort, and society.

Wrongful death claims arise from a wide variety of accidents. Some common examples include car accidents, truck crashes, and motorcycle accidents. Unfortunately, just going out on the road poses many potential risks, since drivers often fail to use the appropriate care behind the wheel.

Slip and falls or other accidents on property may also lead to tragic deaths. In general, property owners have a duty to ensure that guests and visitors will not suffer any harm as a result of dangerous conditions on the property. For example, unsuspecting victims may be hurt or even killed because of faulty stairways and balconies or exposed electrical wiring.

As another example, it is not uncommon for people who receive inadequate medical care to lose their lives as a result of a health care provider’s lack of competence. Based in the San Francisco area, compassionate wrongful death attorney Michael S. Biggs is familiar with the complexities of these claims. California allows victims and families to seek damages when a health care professional has failed to provide the same level of treatment that other medical professionals in their specialty would provide when faced with a patient presenting similar conditions. Because of their scientific complexity, medical malpractice cases can be complicated and typically require the assistance of expert witnesses. Michael can bring claims against many types of defendants in both state and federal courts.

Regardless of the type of situation that led to your loved one’s death, you will need to prove that the defendant’s negligence was the cause of the fatal accident. In some cases, a victim also may have been negligent. The jury can then assign a percentage of fault to the victim, reducing any damages award by that percentage. However, the family still will have a right to recover at least some damages unless the victim was entirely responsible for the accident.

Retain a Determined Wrongful Death Lawyer in San Francisco or Surrounding Counties

Committed to representing accident victims and their families, the legal professionals at Biggs Law Office A.P.C. understand how traumatic this situation is for you. We approach each case that we handle with sensitivity and dedication. San Francisco wrongful death attorney Michael S. Biggs is courageous in the courtroom and when dealing with insurance companies, government entities, or other parties that do not have your best interests in mind. With offices in San Francisco, and San Rafael, we assist families throughout San Francisco, Contra Costa, Alameda, Marin, Sonoma Napa and Solano Counties. To schedule a no cost consultation with a car accident lawyer or seek assistance after another type of fatal accident, call us now at 415-789-5823 or contact us online.