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Wrongful Death Attorneys in Berkeley

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Fatal accidents happen without warning, and losing a loved one is a devastating experience. The grief that comes with losing a loved one can be overwhelming. The last things on your mind are the legal and financial ramifications of your loss. However, if your loved one passed away as a result of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation, and you may have grounds for a wrongful death suit. Though emotionally challenging, these suits are important as the compensation can help cover medical and funeral expenses, as well as provide for dependents. Our experienced personal injury attorneys can help guide you through this difficult time and advocate for you and your family’s rights. There are only fees unless we recover for you.

To discuss your situation with our wrongful death lawyers in Berkeley, call Cheasty, Cheasty & Malek, LLP at (510) 876-9500.

Filing a Wrongful Death Suit

Wrongful death cases can arise from a variety of situations in which an individual acts wrongly or was negligent and his or her actions result in the death of another individual. Typical examples of wrongful death cases include reckless driving, driving under the influence, nursing home abuse and neglect, negligent medical care, defective or dangerous products, premises liability injuries, neglectful or abusive child care, injuries at birth, and more.

If someone dies as a result of negligence or the wrongful act of another party, his or her survivors may bring a wrongful death civil lawsuit. The survivors who are allowed to bring a suit include the deceased person’s spouse, domestic partner, or children. If none of these people are living, whoever would reasonably have a right to the deceased’s estate may bring the suit, such as his or her parents. Additionally, the personal representative of the deceased person’s estate may also bring a wrongful death suit.

Compensation received from a wrongful death suit can help cover:

  • Medical expenses
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Lost financial support of the deceased individual
  • Child care costs for the deceased individual’s children
  • Support for any adult dependents of the deceased individual
  • Lost household assistance formerly provided by the deceased individual
  • The loss of emotional support, companionship, and guidance provided by the deceased individual

We Can Help You Recover Damages

When bringing a wrongful death suit, the liability of the responsible party must be proven. An experienced wrongful death attorney can help you determine if you have grounds for a wrongful death case and can guide you throughout the process. At Cheasty, Cheasty & Malek, LLP, we have successfully represented many Bay Area families in wrongful death cases, and we are prepared to put our extensive knowledge to work for you. We believe everyone deserves compassionate, competent legal representation. If you need assistance holding the guilty party accountable for its actions, our wrongful death attorneys in Berkeley can help.

To learn more about our wrongful death legal services, call our law firm at (510) 876-9500 to schedule a free consultation.

Winning on Behalf of Our Clients

Take a look at our past verdicts and settlements
  • $53,000,000 Judgment Court Upholds $53,000,000 Judgment Against Oakland Drunk Driver
  • $7,046,465 Judgment Court Issues $7,046,465 Judgment In Wrongful Death Case
  • $750,000 Settlement Pedestrian v. Cab $750,000 Settlement
  • $500,000 Settlement Wrongful Death of Beloved Community Senior. $500,000 Settlement