San Diego Wrongful Death Attorneys

A wrongful death is defined as a death caused by someone else due to his or her negligence, malpractice, recklessness or even inaction (failing to act when a reasonable person would do so).

At Spital & Associates, we will assist the surviving family, including the children, spouse, domestic partner &/or parents. If you or a loved one would like a free attorney consultation to determine whether you have a wrongful death case and how we can help, we hope you will send us an email or call 619.583.0350. Some of the wrongful death cases arise from:

  • Pedestrian killed due to a car or truck accident, including drunk driving
  • Industrial or commercial accidents as a result of faulty equipment or merchandise
  • Construction injury
  • Drugs
  • Fire
  • Other vehicle accidents, such as a motorcycle, bike, plane, truck or train

Wrongful death cases may even involve gross negligence, incompetence, criminal wrongdoing or intentional misconduct and the recovery can y not only include general damages but punitive damages as well. At Spital & Associates, we understands the challenges after a wrongful death occurs, including the family’s need for closure, grieving and privacy. Keeping in mind your emotional and financial needs, we will handle your case with priority and help you receive the compensation you rightfully deserve for your very personal loss.

The compensation in a wrongful death case for the loss of your loved one includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Your grief and suffering
  • Recovery for your out of pocket costs, such as funeral and burial expenses
  • Reimbursement of medical and pharmaceutical bills
  • Psychological care and treatment expenses
  • Recovery of current and future lost income

It is important you obtain legal advice as soon as possible as an experienced lawyer will be able to perform the necessary investigation and employ forensic experts to evaluate the evidence while it is still fresh or available. The team of lawyers and professionals at Spital & Associates will act quickly to perform their work and to also ensure your claim is timely filed before the deadline created by the statute of limitations.

We know and fully understand that no amount of money can replace a spouse, child, parent or loved one, you deserve to receive full compensation for this loss of a human life.  Our experts evaluate legal precedent and jury verdicts to set a basis to obtain compensation for you. Also,  we take into consideration the age and health of the loved one lost because we know insurance companies and defense lawyers typically eek to diminish the value of a case by citing this information . In that regard, we may employ forensic experts to calculate the life expectancy of the decedent, his or her current income and future earning power, as well as to consider how this loss affects our client from both an emotional and financial perspective.

The wrongful death attorney from Spital & Associates seeks to level the playing field and is 100% on your side. With decades of experience, you will be able to get through the steps of a wrongful death case, while we deal with the insurance companies and negotiate with the parties involved. It is our goal to make this extremely stressful and depressing period of time much easier on you.

Spital & Associates has over 39 years of experience. Our Managing Lawyer, Sam Spital, brings his talents, experience, education and passion to the case along with other associates to obtain a winning result. You can send an email or call for a free consultation with Sam any time from 7:00am to 9:00pm seven days a week. However, we encourage you not to wait  as there are strict time deadlines.

Main Offices
8880 Rio San Diego Drive, Suite 800
San Diego, CA 92108-1642
Telephone: 619.583.0350
Fax: 619-583-1850

Downtown Associate Office
Of Counsel – Bill O’Connell, Esq.
110 West C Street, Suite 1300
San Diego, CA 92101-3978

Associates available 7am-9pm daily.
Call 619.583.0350 or send us an e-mail.

The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation.