Contact our firm, serving the Stockton, Lodi, and Manteca areas, to speak with our wrongful death lawyers about your case.
Drivon, Turner & Waters
215 N San Joaquin St.
Stockton, California 95202
The death of a child, spouse, or other 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, serving all of San Joaquin County including Stockton, Lodi, and Manteca, our wrongful death lawyers provide compassionate legal representation to families who 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.
A wrongful death is defined as an unnecessary death that directly or indirectly results from the negligence of a person or organization. Wrongful death claims typically arise after a catastrophic event such as a car accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident, or construction accident. A wrongful death case may also involve instances of medical malpractice, premises liability, and product liability, which is why it is so important to consult a lawyer with thorough knowledge of all areas of personal injury law.
Generally, wrongful death claims are brought by lawyers on behalf of the 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. Serving the Stockton, Manteca, and Lodi areas, the wrongful death lawyers at Drivon, Turner & Waters thoroughly research each of our clients’ cases to determine all damages to which they are entitled.
There are two types of damages 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.
If you are seeking representation in or around Stockton, Lodi, or Manteca, contact the wrongful death lawyers at Drivon, Turner & Waters for an obligation-free evaluation of your case.