Quinlan, Kershaw, and Fanucchi

Wrongful Death

What is “Wrongful Death?” It’s when a death occurs because of someone's carelessness, willful or wrongful act, mistake, omission or negligence. Some examples of wrongful death include: car accidents, motorcycle accidents, drunk drivers, pedestrian accidents, truck accidents, train accidents, airplane crashes, bus accidents, medical malpractice, defective products (product liability), industrial accidents, construction accidents, electrocution, and fires.

Losing someone you love is one of the most trying experiences in life. Losing a loved one because of someone’s carelessness, neglect, or because of an accident, injury or medical mistake makes it even more difficult. Although no amount of money can replace your loved one, or take away the emotional pain, you may be entitled to compensation. You will need a highly experienced and successful attorney who knows how to represent you. We have been representing the Central Valley since 1957 and have successfully represented many families who lost loved ones because of someone’s recklessness. We know how to give you the personal and direct attention you and your loved ones deserve. Every situation is different so it’s important to act quickly as some cases can expire leaving you no recourse.

What will it cost you? We do not charge any fees unless we win your case. We never settle your wrongful death case without your authorization.

What is your case worth? The advantage our attorneys have is due to the experience in successfully resolving many cases over the past 50 years. Some recent examples include:

  • $29 million judgment for wrongful death – A family of five died when a business failed to adequately maintain and ensure safety equipment was operating properly.
  • $2 million settlement for wrongful death – Two migrant workers were driving home from work, when a truck failed to stop at an intersection, killing them both.
  • $1.9 million wrongful death settlement –25 year old wife and mother was killed while taking her two children to pre-school, when she was broadsided by a commercial truck. Her children suffered injuries, however, they recovered.

Every case is unique. The amount that can be obtained for your case depends on the many factors related to the wrongful death itself, as well as the deceased’s life such as their health, if anyone was dependent on the deceased for support, the emotional loss, any financial losses, the deceased’s heirs, and any insurance coverage. Other factors are the loss of companionship, love and affection of the surviving spouse, children, parents and other members of the family.

Compensation you may be entitled to:

  • Compensation for pain and suffering.
  • Compensation for loss of companionship.
  • Reimbursement for funeral and burial expenses.
  • Medical expenses reimbursement.
  • Current and future financial loss compensation.
  • Loss of earnings of the loved one.
  • Out of pocket expenses reimbursement.

Meet the Attorneys

  • Edward L. Fanucchi

  • Rene F. Zuzuarregui

  • Edward D. Fanucchi

  • David M. Moeck

  • Jay M. Kelly

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