In wrongful death cases, it is critical for the family of the deceased to have a legal team with experience in this difficult area of law and that has the expertise and resources to maximize their recovery for the family. Knowing that the legal representatives you hire have helped many families in similar situations can give you great peace of mind during one of life’s most difficult moments.
Not everyone is equipped to handle wrongful death cases with the care and sensitivity necessary, but our team has shown time and time again that we know what it takes to get families results and justice for their lost loved ones. Take a look back at some of the cases we have handled and the results we were able to obtain on behalf of our clients.
A jury returned a verdict for $13.7 million for three families affected by a tragic trucking accident. The three victims left behind their spouses along with a total of 7 children. The family of a 54-year-old mother of three who was killed in the trucking accident, who Andrew Schwartz represented, received $5.2 million.
Our firm helped the family of a Contra Costa Fire District engineer who was fatally injured in a house fire in San Pablo in 2007. The case involved two private alarm companies and communication errors that resulted in the fire district being unprepared and the engineer losing his life.
Our clients were the family of a 57-year-old woman who was killed in the 2008 Chatsworth Metrolink collision. It was determined that the commuter train’s operator was texting and distracted. As a result, the train collided with an oncoming freight train, and 24 individuals suffered fatal injuries.
We represented the family of a 32-year-old active-duty serviceman who was killed when a defective product caused a truck to fall on top of the deceased. The individual was using a Doe Industries, Inc. jack stand which had a rated capacity of 4,000 lbs. Despite the deceased using less than capacity, the jack stand buckled, and the truck fell on the officer, resulting in the fatal asphyxiation.
At Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook, we have represented many families in wrongful death cases against companies, individuals, and more. We know what it takes to help out families who are already dealing with the grieving process, as well as with the financial burden that comes along with such a tragedy.
Let our Walnut Creek wrongful death attorneys work for you and pursue the justice you and your family need.