Wrongful death

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When you lose a loved one under traumatic circumstances, getting through each day and allowing yourself to grieve can take all the energy and strength you have. Even thinking about pursuing a wrongful death case can be overwhelming and seem like an impossible task.

However difficult it might be, it is crucial to take the necessary steps to ensure that you and your family are taken care of from a legal and financial standpoint and that all of your options are pursued swiftly and effectively.

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Wrongful death is when someone dies due to the negligent actions of another person. There is a limited amount of time in which to file a wrongful death legal claim and only certain loved ones are allowed to file claims. Spouses, children, and grandchildren have the rights to file a wrongful death claim. If none exist, parents, nieces and nephews, siblings, and other descendants may file a claim. The rules for filing are complicated, so please contact us as soon as possible so that we may assist you and your family. We have recovered millions of dollars for those who have lost a loved one and would love nothing more than to do the same for you.

We are here to guide you and counsel you throughout this difficult time and to explain the options that are available to you. Contact us at 888-804-7858 to schedule a FREE consultation to evaluate your case. You are under no obligation to use our firm, and we will provide you with an honest and accurate evaluation of the decisions you will need to make.

The award-winning lawyers at Oakwood Legal Group, alleviate the stress by answering your claims-related questions and helping you and your family fight for the compensation you deserve. We will NEVER CHARGE YOU UNLESS WE WIN. Furthermore, you will NEVER pay anything out of your pocket to our law firm, for any reason.


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Types of California Wrongful Death Cases We Handle

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We are widely recognized as California’s wrongful death law firm because we have successfully handled a variety of wrongful death claims. Each case is unique, and it takes experience and finely tuned legal strategies to overcome the hurdles standing between victims and a fair settlement.

We are seasoned litigators who assist clients in the following types of wrongful death cases:

  • Car Accidents Resulting in Brain Injuries

  • Pedestrian Accidents Resulting in Brain Injuries

  • Bicycle Accidents Resulting in Brain Injuries

  • Slip and Falls Resulting in Brain Injuries

  • Physical Assaults Resulting in Brain Injuries

  • Drunk Driving Accidents Resulting in Brain Injuries

  • Drunk Driving Bicycle Accidents

  • Single-Vehicle Accidents Resulting in Brain Injuries

  • Failure to Yield Accidents Resulting in Brain Injuries

  • Accidents Caused by Defective Road Design Resulting in Brain Injuries

  • Truck Accidents Resulting in Brain Injuries

  • Motorcycle Accidents Resulting in Brain Injuries

  • Rideshare Accidents Resulting in Brain Injuries

  • Trip and Falls Resulting in Brain Injuries

  • Gym Accidents Resulting in Brain Injuries

  • Distracted Driving Accidents Resulting in Brain Injuries

  • Hit and Run Accidents Resulting in Brain Injuries

  • Accidents Caused by Mechanical Malfunctions Resulting in Brain Injuries

  • Accidents Caused by Road Hazards Resulting in Brain Injuries

Duty of Care

It must be proven that the other person owed you a duty of care and breached that duty of care. All motorists on California roads have a duty to drive safely and avoid negligent behavior that would put other people in danger. Additionally, property owners have a duty to provide safe premises and not act negligently in their maintenance and security of those premises.

Drivers breach this duty of care when they:

  • Fail to keep their vehicles safe
  • Break the speed limit
  • Drive while distracted
  • Make illegal turns
  • Drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Engage in other illegal or reckless behavior
  • Fail to maintain safe conditions
  • Fail to maintain proper security
  • Knew or should have known that a condition was dangerous and failed to take action

If any of the above occurred, you have the right to pursue compensation for your present medical bills, future medical bills, past lost wages, present lost wages, past pain and suffering, future pain and suffering and other damages you have incurred as a result of the accident. This remains true even if you were partially at fault. Unfortunately, insurance companies will not pay you what you deserve, because you don’t know these laws and they take advantage of that. We take pride in what we do and take pride in getting our clients every single penny that is owed to them by law.


We know the strategies used by insurance companies and defendants in brain injury cases to reduce their liability. Insurance adjusters might try to manipulate you into making a recorded statement that can be used against you. They might offer a low settlement before you know the full extent of your injuries. They might review your social media profiles for images that can be used to dispute the severity of your injuries. They go as far as hiring private investigators to follow you and video tape your day to day activities in an effort to minimize how much they pay you. You should never speak to the insurance adjuster, even when dealing with your own carrier, and you should not accept a settlement offer, without consulting an experienced car accident attorney. Countless times our clients have contacted us and we have recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars more than the original offer.

Case Worth

There are several factors that will determine whether your claim is successful and the worth of your case. Those factors include:

  • The severity of your injuries
  • The extent of medical treatment presently needed and needed in the future
  • The cost of the medical bills you have incurred
  • The cost of any future medical treatment you will need
  • The amount of income you lost due to your injuries
  • Whether your injuries have affected your future earning capacity
  • Whether you required home modifications to accommodate your injury
  • The cost of fixing your vehicle
  • Whether your injury caused scarring, disability, or the loss of a bodily function

Harvard Attorney Representing YOU – Setting Records in the State of California for People JUST LIKE YOU!

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What we love most about our line of work is the fact that our clients are able to receive legal representation from the best of the best, regardless of their financial status. In other fields of law, clients are often placed at a legal disadvantage because they cannot afford a highly educated, highly trained and award-winning legal team. At Oakwood Legal Group, we work on a contingency fee basis, which means you will never pay anything out of pocket unless and until we win your case.

We have handled thousands of accident cases to successful conclusion. Many California auto accident cases are settled without going to court. But when choosing a personal injury attorney for your accident, it is important to know what kind of trial experience your lawyer can offer if your case does require litigation. Our experienced trial attorneys have set records in the entire State of California and we will work tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve.

NOT ALL LAWYERS ARE CREATED EQUAL! GET A HARVARD ATTORNEY ON YOUR SIDE NOW! Time is of the essence, so please contact our legal team so we can allow you to focus on your health and take the burden off your shoulders by providing you with the legal support and expertise you need.  Contact us at 888-804-7858 for a FREE consultation. You are not obligated to hire us and we will provide you with an honest evaluation of your legal matter.

We will COME TO YOU, or we can meet at any of our office locations in California.

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