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Wrongful Death

Experienced San Jose Lawyer Advises on Wrongful Death Claims

California firm assists bereaved family members after a fatal incident

You can never replace a family member who has died due to another’s negligence or intentional misconduct, but a knowledgeable attorney can help recover compensation from the liable parties. Staskus Law Firm, PC in San Jose provides thorough representation to Northern California clients in wrongful death actions arising from auto accidents, falls and other types of fatal incidents. We have decades of experience securing justice for spouses, children, parents and other loved ones who are dealing with an unexpected loss. Through effective negotiation and litigation, attorney Kim David Staskus obtains payment for loved ones to address funeral expenses, income that the victim would have earned, and the value of the decedent’s care and companionship.

Knowledgeable attorney handles cases involving deadly negligence

Putting the pieces back together after an untimely death can seem overwhelming, but it’s important to take the first step by discussing your rights and options with a qualified litigator. We start with a free initial consultation in all types of wrongful death cases, for claims relating to:

  • Vehicle accidents — Our firm has a track record of winning exceptional results in auto accident cases. If someone close to you died in a fatal crash, we’ll advise you of your legal options. This includes collisions that kill passengers of ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft.
  • Workplace incidents —If someone died due to a workplace accident or an illness that was contracted as a result of their employment, we’ll work to obtain reimbursement available under the law.
  • Defective products — A consumer industrial product that isn’t built or designed correctly poses a genuine threat to those who use it. We know how to gather and present evidence to defeat powerful adversaries in products liability matters.

The statute of limitations for California wrongful death actions runs two years from the decedent’s death. Surviving spouses, domestic partners and children are allowed to file an action. If no eligible plaintiffs are alive, other relatives or financial dependents might be able to bring a claim within that time period. As difficult as it may be, it’s always best to seek the help of an experienced wrongful death attorney as soon as possible to ensure the best outcome.

Contact a dedicated Bay Area wrongful death attorney for a free consultation

Staskus Law Firm, PC assists surviving family members who are seeking compensation in wrongful death actions after a fatal instance of negligence. Call us at 408-966-9065 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation at our San Jose office.

Office Location
  • San Jose Office
    1631 Willow Street
    Suite 100
    San Jose, California 95125
    Phone: 408-966-9065
    Fax: 408-709-2509
Case Results
$12,265,000 Co-counsel on brain damage/quadriplegia case
$4,500,000 Wrongful death involving a big rig
$1,500,000 Physical and Mental Damages (including wage loss) for whistleblower
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