Wrongful death is a legal term referring to a person who is fatally injured as a result of the negligence of another person or entity. Rather than putting a value on an individual’s life, the law does its best to compensate the surviving family members for their tangible losses.
These claims are emotionally difficult for the survivors. Legal action may not feel like a priority when you are grieving and adjusting to life without that person. However, a prompt and thorough investigation of the facts of the accident and the subsequent death is important to preserving your claims and ultimately holding the at-fault party accountable.
The Sacramento wrongful death attorneys of Guenard & Bozarth provide the veteran representation to take on the burdens and pursue justice on your behalf. We have recovered wrongful death verdicts and settlements in a range of cases across Northern California.
A fatality is not automatically grounds for wrongful death. There must be evidence of negligent, reckless, willful or unlawful conduct that directly or indirectly resulted in the fatal injuries. Over the past 25-plus years, our attorneys have pursued claims for fatal motor vehicle accidents involving cars, trucks, motorcycles, bicycles, boats, buses and trains, including pedestrian deaths and passengers killed through the negligence of drivers. We have successfully sued vehicle and component manufacturers, trucking companies, government entities and individuals.
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In addition to fatal car accidents, we can analyze wrongful death actions arising from animal attacks, dangerous premises, construction hazards, assaults, medical malpractice, and other preventable and unforgivable circumstances.
We work with top-flight professionals such as accident reconstruction specialists, engineers and medical experts to trace the negligence or wrongful acts and establish causation of the fatal outcome. Our veteran trial lawyers file suit and will follow through all the way to a jury verdict to obtain damages.
An unexpected death creates financial hardships and a great void in lives of the survivors. Where some criminal defense firms are content with a quick settlement from a wrongful death case, the legal team at the law firm of Guenard & Bozarth works to hold the wrongful parties fully accountable. We seek compensation for medical bills and funeral expenses, loss of the person’s projected income and household contributions, as well as mental anguish damages under California law for loss of love, companionship, counsel and consortium. The estate can also seek damages for the person’s conscious pain and suffering prior to death.
Time is of the essence in a wrongful death suit. These claims also involve complex and confusing legal requirements before a lawsuit can be filed. Our lawyers will take action to preserve evidence, locate witnesses and begin building a case. We handle all of the legal details so that you can attend to other pressing matters in the aftermath of your loved one’s death.
If your loved one was killed in a car accident or other preventable tragedy, call us or contact us online today. Our Sacramento wrongful death lawyers provide a free consultation, with offices in Sacramento as well as Elk Grove. There are no attorney fees unless we recover compensation.
We will promptly investigate your car, motorcycle or truck crash to pursue maximum damages.
We fight back when legitimate claims are unfairly denied by insurance companies.
Bad faith litigation is becoming more common as the insurance industry continues to engage in dishonest practices that trample the rights of policyholders.
INSURANCE COMPANIES KNOW US BECAUSE THEY’VE PAID OUR CLIENTS OVER $130 MILLION DOLLARS.
CAR ACCIDENT INJURY
Guenard & Bozarth llp obtained a $2,962,903 jury verdict in the Sacramento County Superior Court for plaintiff David Schoonover, who suffered head and neck injuries and fractures in a head-on accident on Roseville Road in Roseville on July 22, 2012
HAIR SALON INJURY
Guenard & Bozarth LLP recently settled a case for $300,000 involving a hair weave that went terribly wrong. Our client was a young lady, and aspiring model, who experienced pressure necrosis from a tight weave and it changed her life.
SLIP & FALL INJURY
Guenard & Bozarth LLP recently settled a slip and fall case for $500,000 a couple weeks before trial. The client slipped and fell on a wet piece of cardboard in a grocery store and sustained a serious shoulder injury that required surgery.
On February 13, 2013 Maricela, a Certified Nursing Assistant presented to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital Emergency Room with complaint of neck and back pain. She was diagnosed with a neck strain and was given Ibuprofen and instructed to return if her symptoms did not subside.