Oakland Wrongful Death Lawyer
Losing a loved one can be one of the most traumatic experiences a family goes through. When a person you love dies in a sudden, tragic accident, it can be even more devastating. A good lawyer can help you with the entire process of a wrongful death case. A tragic accident is going to be stressful, and our team is here to help you gain the financial compensation and assistance you need. Whether you need help with funeral costs or grief counseling, our goal is to help you get the money you need to stay healthy and financially secure.
At Venardi Zurada LLP, our Oakland wrongful death lawyers help families cope with fatal accidents caused by the negligence of another. If you have lost a family member in an accident caused by a negligent driver, doctor, company, or employer, we will help you get the maximum compensation you are owed for your loss. While no amount of money can fill the hole left by an unexpected death, we hope that holding accountable the parties that devastated your family will bring at least some measure of comfort in this difficult time.
Who Can Bring a Wrongful Death Claim in California?
Wrongful death cases can be difficult and emotionally charged. It is important to hire a lawyer who has specific experience obtaining results in wrongful death cases. These cases are unique, and in the courtroom, they must be presented to the jury differently than other personal injury claims. Additionally, wrongful death claims are subject to specific, tightly drawn laws about who can bring them, under what circumstances they can be brought, and what damages can be recovered. The wrongful death lawyers at Venardi Zurada have years of experience helping clients recover after their loved ones have been killed by someone else’s negligence.
In California, a wrongful death claim can be brought whenever a person dies as a result of someone else’s negligence–similar to other personal injury lawsuits. Only specific parties can bring a wrongful death claim, however. According to California law, the following parties can bring a wrongful death claim if they survive the accident victim:
- Spouse or domestic partner of the decedent
- Children of the decedent
- If there is no surviving spouse or children, then other heirs can bring a claim, including:
- Siblings of the decedent
- Parents of the decedent
- Certain financially dependent relatives may also bring a wrongful death claim, including:
- The “putative spouse” of the decedent
- Parents of the decedent
- Step-children of the decedent
What Can You Recover in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
At Venardi Zurada, LLP, our attorneys genuinely care about the hardship your family has endured. We will work to get you the support you need, including compensation for the following damages:
- Funeral and burial costs
- Costs of medical treatment prior to death
- Grief of the survivors
- Pain and suffering of the victim
- Loss of consortium, including comfort, care, guidance, advice, companionship, parenting and household assistance
- Loss of future financial support
- Loss of future pension or inheritance
Help From a Compassionate and Dedicated Oakland Wrongful Death Lawyer
If your loved one was killed as a result of someone else’s negligence, the passionate and understanding Oakland wrongful death lawyers at Venardi Zurada can help you get the justice and closure that you and your family deserve. Our wrongful death lawyers take on even the most challenging wrongful death cases, and we do not hesitate to bring your case to trial if necessary. To arrange a free consultation, call 925-937-3900 or contact us online.
You can be confident in relying on our zealous and effective Oakland litigators:
We have served Northern California for over 35 years.
Our attorneys have been honored with numerous accolades, including SuperLawyers, AV Rating, and Top 100 Trial Attorney Awards.
In our decades of legal service to the community, we have garnered a substantial reputation. We are respected by opposing counsel, feared by insurance companies, and followed by jurors.
We combine Big Firm experience with boutique office attention and care. Several of our attorneys have experience working for the biggest law firms in the country, including the most prominent maritime defense law firm. Our attorneys rely on that big-firm know-how but prefer the personal touch of a smaller firm, allowing us to provide individualized and attentive representation to each of our clients.
We’ve been through it, too. Attorney Mark Venardi had to personally deal with a medical malpractice injury he suffered at a time when he was working a blue-collar job on an offshore oil rig; he knows what it’s like to be a working man dealing with a personal injury. He built his way up to working for the biggest maritime defense firm in the country, before deciding to focus on helping people like himself who were hurt by negligence and mistreatment from others.
We like to fight for the underdog. Attorney Martin Zurada is an immigrant and the son of immigrants who tirelessly worked his way up through education and experience to attain the American dream. Even though he has served in large, high-level litigation law firms, he prefers helping clients directly, fighting against injustices, and securing victories for the little guy who has been wronged.
We win. We have secured multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. In our combined tenure, we have recovered tens of millions of dollars for our clients across our broad areas of practice.
We care first and foremost about our clients. We dedicate ourselves to serve each and every client personally, and we make ourselves available to our clients around the clock.
There is no cost to you until we win. If we don’t make a recovery for you, we will not collect a fee. And all initial consultations are free of charge.
Dedicated Areas of Practice
We offer a wide range of litigation services for Oakland personal injury and employment law clients. Specifically, our areas of dedicated practice span the following issues:
Employment Law. California employers must assure proper pay to employees and comply with a variety of rules and regulations to prevent discrimination and unfair treatment of employees. We represent victims of wage and hour violations, employment discrimination, workplace harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, and any other form of California workplace mistreatment. If you believe you were treated inappropriately at work, we can help.
Personal Injury. If you’ve been injured due to another’s negligence, you deserve compensation. That’s where we come in. As Oakland personal injury attorneys, we right the wrongs done to our clients. And we do it at our cost during the entire duration of your case. There is never any fee until we win. Give us a call if you have been hurt in a car accident, by a toxic spill or contamination, as a result of medical malpractice, due to abuse or neglect, in a maritime accident, by a vicious animal attack, or any other incident caused by someone else’s negligence.
The Sooner You Speak to an Attorney, the Stronger Your Chances for Recovery Will Become.
Contact the Oakland litigation attorneys at Venardi Zurada today, and let’s get started. We are available to talk any time, so whether you call, email or chat online, we’ll respond and set up an appointment to meet you. We have several Spanish speakers in the office and welcome the opportunity to cater our services to Oakland’s Spanish-speaking population. You pay no fee until we win for you, so you have nothing to lose by contacting our office for a free consultation. The sooner you call, the faster we can start getting results for you. Call 925-937-3900.