Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death

ambulanceThe loss of a loved one can be the hardest and most painful thing a family may experience.  When a loved one has been killed in an accident, the loss is sudden and devastating.  The wrongful death attorneys at the Law Offices of Robert Vaage can help you and your family obtain compensation for your loss. Mr. Vaage has almost 30 years of experience representing families in wrongful death cases.  The firm has the legal and financial resources to successfully help victims seek justice and can advise you of your legal rights and options if you or a family member has been injured.

A wrongful death occurs when a person is killed as a result of the negligence or misconduct of another person, company, or entity.  Wrongful death cases arise from a variety of circumstances, including but not limited to:

  • Automobile, motorcycle, or truck accidents


  • Medical malpractice


  • Dangerous or defective products


  • Workplace and job-related accidents


  • Construction site accidents


  • Slip and falls


  • Boating accidents


  • Nursing home abuse

In California, wrongful death statutes allow spouses, children, and sometimes even parents to bring claims to seek compensation and recover damages from the loss that the surviving family and/or estate has suffered due to the death of the victim from the individuals, companies, and organizations that have altered their lives.  Nothing can ever prepare us for a loss of a loved one.  The attorneys at the Law Offices of Robert Vaage are highly skilled and experienced in California wrongful death law.  Call our office today at (619) 338-0505 for a free legal consultation.

In California wrongful death claims require certain elements to be present:

  • Plaintiffs must show that the death was caused by another party’s negligent or intentional conduct.


  • Surviving family members have suffered economic and non-economic damages as a result of the death.

The San Diego wrongful death attorneys at the Law Offices of Robert Vaage have successfully represented many wrongful death cases of survivors with deceased loved ones.  Our attorneys will help you secure financial compensation to assist with expenses related to your loss, replace wages, and secure the financial future of you and your family.  We will protect your rights and make sure that you are treated fairly.  Call our office today to speak with a San Diego wrongful death attorney and to make an appointment for a free initial consultation.

Compensation for wrongful death can include:

  • Funeral and burial expenses


  • Loss of the decedent’s love, companionship, comfort, care, assistance, protection, affection, society, moral support


  • Loss of future anticipated earnings


  • Loss of financial support that would have been contributed to the heir


  • Loss of gifts or benefits that would have been expected to the heir

Wrongful death claims have a strict statute of limitations and time is of the essence.  Preserving evidence and identifying defendants are key factors in many of the underlying accidents involving death cases.  An autopsy can assist in helping to determine the cause of death.  Investigating and evaluating needs to occur as promptly as possible.  It takes a trained and experienced wrongful death attorney to investigate the nature of the negligence and to establish the responsible party.  The wrongful death attorneys at the Law Offices of Robert Vaage will conduct all investigations of the accident, interact with the insurance companies, and communicate with defense counsel.  Our attorneys will determine the liable parties and any negligence.  Our experienced attorneys will seek the compensation you deserve.  If a loved one in your family has died due to negligence call our office today at (619) 338-0505 to speak with an experienced San Diego wrongful death attorney.