California Wrongful Death Lawyer

We know in our hearts that nothing can take away the sadness and grief of losing a loved one

That is reasonable and understandable. However, at Karns and Karns, we encourage you to do so. California law recognizes wrongful death as “the death of a person from the wrongful act or neglect of another.” In the case of a wrongful death, the surviving family may be able to recover compensation for their losses and the suffering of their loved one.

Examples of Wrongful Death

At Karns and Karns, we have helped families dealing with the loss of a loved one for numerous reasons. Some examples of wrongful death cases that are common include:

  • Auto accidents caused by a drunk driver
  • A hit and run accident where the driver flees instead of rendering aid
  • An auto accident caused by a distracted driver
  • A doctor failing to diagnose a medical condition
  • A product manufacturer distributing a defective product

In any of these examples, the death could have been prevented had the responsible party not acted in the way that he or she did.

California Wrongful Death Claims

If your family has experienced a loss for any of these or other similar reasons, you may have grounds to file a wrongful death claim. You must be able to prove:

  • The death was the result of the defendant’s conduct
  • The defendant was negligent in his or her duty of care to the deceased
  • There is a surviving spouse, partner or children
  • The death caused monetary damages

At Karns and Karns, we can help you prove your claim and get the compensation your family deserves so you can move forward without fear of financial instability.

Hear what others have said about us

Thank you so much for all the work everyone contributed to bringing my case to a successful conclusion. I am truly grateful to everyone.
Stephanie C.

Very friendly, professional, knowledgeable and always kept me up-to-date on what was going on with my case. Thank you Karns & Karns!
Jean B.

Most knowledgeable and helpful personal injury firm in town. The best.
James T.

I have used the lawyers at Karns & Karns on a number of legal matters over the years. Their skill and expertise is unmatched in my opinion. When my family was the victim of fraud, I turned to the lawyers at Karns & Karns. After a long litigation battle which eventually went to arbitration, I was awarded over $1,500,000.00. The lawyers at Karns & Karns were extremely prepared and I would recommend them to anyone.
John B.

I was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident. Bill Karns was with me every step of the way. Even though the other driver said the accident was my fault, I recovered over $1,300,000.00. Mr. Karns was professional, courteous, and skilled. I would recommend him and Karns & Karns to anyone involved in a major personal injury case.
Hank E.

After a horrible incident and life-changing event, Mike and Bill brought hope back into my life.
Mona L.

I was traumatically injured on the job by a negligent forklift driver. I reached out to Karns & Karns when I began to suspect that my other attorneys didn’t have the expertise to resolve a complicated case where the defendant, a massive organization, said I was at fault. I’m certainly glad I did. Bill and Mike treated me with respect, knew the law, and did exactly what was necessary to make the defendant accept responsibility for their bad acts. I recovered $1,000,000.00, and I have Karns & Karns to thank for that.
Ed B.

I can personally attest to the fact that Karns & Karns are perhaps the most responsive attorneys in California. To receive the sort of attention that I got from Mike and Bill is noteworthy.
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My experience with Karns & Karns is that they truly care. As a disabled veteran, I can’t ask for any better than two top gun lawyers whose main job is to get the best for me and my well-being.
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