We Help Families Seek Justice For Wrongful Death

The death of a child, spouse or another family member causes profound pain for those left behind, and when that death is caused by the negligent actions of another person, bereavement can be especially bitter.

Families of wrongful death victims suffer undue stress, anxiety and grief and are entitled to compensation both for their emotional trauma and for any financial losses they have incurred.

At Drivon Turner & Waters, PLC, serving all of San Joaquin County, including Stockton, Lodi and Manteca, our lawyers provide compassionate legal representation to families that have suffered the unnecessary death of a loved one. Our team will guide you through every step of the legal process and ensure that justice is served.

To learn more, visit our wrongful death FAQ.

What Is Wrongful Death?

A wrongful death is defined as an unnecessary death that directly or indirectly results from the negligence of a person or an organization.

Wrongful death claims typically arise after catastrophic events such as:

  • Car crashes
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle collisions
  • Construction accidents
  • Medical mistakes or negligence
  • Accidents on someone else's property
  • Accidents due to dangerous or defective products

The wide range of accidents that can lead to the death of a loved one is the reason why it's so important to consult a lawyer who has thorough knowledge of all areas of personal injury law.

Who Can File A Claim?

Generally, wrongful death claims are brought by lawyers on behalf of children, spouses, parents or other beneficiaries of the deceased. These plaintiffs are eligible for damages based on the financial and emotional burdens they have suffered as a result of their loss. The wrongful death lawyers at Drivon Turner & Waters, PLC, thoroughly research each case to determine all damages to which a client is entitled.

Compensatory And Punitive Damages

Two types of damages are paid in a wrongful death or personal injury claim: compensatory and punitive. Compensatory damages are intended to make up for the financial losses suffered by the family of the deceased as a result of his or her death, including medical expenses prior to death, funeral costs and the loss of wages that the decedent provided. Punitive damages, on the other hand, are meant to penalize the party responsible for the victim's wrongful death. In addition to providing the victim's family a sense of closure after the immeasurable pain they have suffered, punitive damages discourage the negligent party from acting irresponsibly again.

Contact The Lawyers At Drivon Turner & Waters

If you have questions about a wrongful death claim or would like us to review your case, contact the lawyers at Drivon Turner & Waters, PLC, for a free, no-obligation evaluation of your case. Call 209-800-8971 or email us using our online contact form.