Wrongful Death Attorney in San Francisco

If you have suffered the unexpected loss of a family member, you will have many questions about what happened. A wrongful death case cannot always answer all these painful questions. It can, however, help to bring negligence to light and hold negligent individuals and companies accountable for their dangerous conduct. Our experienced wrongful death attorneys here at Bogaards Law have helped many grieving San Francisco families investigate unexpected deaths and hold defendants accountable for their negligence.

The following are a few of the most common types of wrongful death cases.

Auto Accidents

With some of the busiest roads in the nation, auto accidents are tragically common in California. Far too many of these auto accidents result in death. When this happens, the victim’s family or next of kin has the right to sue for wrongful death. This lawsuit can be against a negligent driver who caused the accident, a transportation company that employed a dangerous truck driver, or the manufacturer of a defective vehicle that caused the fatal accident. 

There are many different types of motor vehicle accidents that can result in death. Truck accidents are especially dangerous for occupants of smaller vehicles because the smaller vehicle absorbs the full force of impact created by a large, heavy truck. Auto accidents are also particularly dangerous for motorcycle riders, bicyclists, and pedestrians. These road users have little (if any) protection from the force of impact. While vehicle occupants have seat belts, airbags, and a steel frame to shield them during a collision, other road users might only have a helmet to protect them. Pedestrians often have no protection at all. 

Medical Malpractice

Every year, thousands of medical errors are committed across the United States. Many of these are harmless. Some are caught before they can cause harm to a patient. But far too many medical errors result in permanent injuries to patients. In the worst cases, patients die as a result of preventable medical errors. Surviving family members have the right to sue doctors and hospitals for wrongful death when a patient’s death is caused by negligence.  

Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

Older adults and people who need a high level of care are some of the most vulnerable of all California residents. Residents of assisted living centers, nursing homes, and other care facilities are often dependent on their caregivers for the most basic of daily needs. When nursing home staff abuse residents, or neglect their needs, it is important to hold them accountable for their misconduct. This prevents future innocent victims from being abused and neglected while residing at a care facility. 

If nursing home abuse or neglect results in the death of a resident, surviving family members have the right to bring a wrongful death action. This can be against the facility itself, individual staff members, or medical professionals who committed malpractice. 

Experienced, Aggressive San Francisco Wrongful Death Attorneys

If your family member or loved one has died as a result of negligence, you might be entitled to bring a wrongful death claim against the person or company who caused the death. This is a critical step toward protecting other victims from preventable deaths. Without accountability, defendants will continue acting negligently, and place other innocent victims at risk of serious injury or death. At Bogaards Law, we fight hard to hold negligent defendants accountable for causing preventable deaths. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our skilled wrongful death attorneys.

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