Berkeley Wrongful Death Attorneys


Berkeley Wrongful Death Attorneys

At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, our team is here to help you move forward after the tragic ad untimely death of a loved one. Our wrongful death attorneys are here to help you through this difficult time. You should not have to deal with the lawsuit or insurance claim process yourself. When we represent you, we will investigate the accident, handle the insurance claim, and when necessary, represent you in court.

What Is A Wrongful Death Claim?

The purpose of wrongful death lawsuit is to compensate bereaved family members when someone else’s negligence results in a tragic loss. The suit can help families manage the financial burdens that stem from these situations. A personal representative of the deceased’s estate, or various parties who stand to inherit the deceased’s property if the deceased passed without a will, can file a wrongful death claim.

What Types of Wrongful Death Cases Do We Handle?

Our wrongful death practice group handles the following types of wrongful death claims:

  • Car, truck, bicycle, and motorcycle accidents 
  • Accidents involving rideshare vehicles 
  • Turo accidents 
  • Scooter accidents 
  • Boating accidents 
  • Train accidents 
  • Pedestrian accidents 
  • Aircraft accidents 
  • Bus accidents


Compensation in a Wrongful Death Claim

Losing a loved one is difficult in many ways, including financially. When you relied on the deceased individual financially, it is important to talk with a wrongful death attorney about how much your claim is worth. Your compensation in a wrongful death case will vary based on the circumstances. Generally, you may be able to recover compensatory damages and exemplary damages. Compensatory damages cover both economic and non-economic losses. An example of an economic loss is lost income, property damage, and medical expenses, while a non-economic injury would involve emotional trauma, distress, and pain and suffering. On the other hand, exemplary damages are applied in a few unique circumstances and tend to be discretionary. As such, your lawyer will help you decide whether you should raise one in your case.  Our team will fight for you and your family to receive compensation for your:

  • Funeral and burial expenses; 
  • Medical bills incurred between the date of the accident and death; 
  • Loss of decedent’s income and employment benefits; 
  • Loss of future inheritance; 
  • Loss of the value of decedent’s household services; and 
  • Loss of the decedent’s love, affection, support, and companionship.


Speak with a Wrongful Death Lawyer.

At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, our attorneys are here to take over the logistics of your case so that you can focus on moving forward and properly mourning the loss of your loved one. We will do all we can to alleviate your stress and help you recover the compensation you need to get back on your feet. We are proud to have helped more than 5,000 clients win over $300 million through personal injury and wrongful death claims throughout the years.  To schedule a free case consultation with us, we welcome you to send us a message online or to call our 24-hour phone line at 1-800-GO-HARRIS.