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Wrongful Death Lawyers in Santa Barbara

Accidents can happen at any time, and tragically, some of them lead to a fatality. When a loved one dies due to the negligence of a business, government entity or person, this is classified as a wrongful death. Examples of these cases include medical malpractice, drunk driving and criminal activity such as a shootings. If your family has lost a loved one due to someone else’s direct actions, you may be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Consulting with a qualified Santa Barbara wrongful death lawyer is important.

One major cause of these deaths in Santa Barbara is preventable auto accidents. Approximately 90 people are seriously injured or killed each year in the city by a drunk driver, and speeding incidents almost double this number.

Pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists are especially susceptible to suffering from a life-altering injury or fatality on local roadways, and this makes it imperative for every resident to be aware of their legal rights. California law imposes a statute of limitations and familial restrictions on these cases, which makes it important to connect with Santa Barbara’s premier wrongful death lawyers at The May Firm for advice.

A Santa Barbara Wrongful Death Lawyer Who Get Results

If you are taking action against someone who killed your spouse or parent, you are going to want a proven legal firm on your side. After all, the loss of a loved one is often more than just emotionally devastating, and we can help you protect your financial future. Our team of attorneys has successfully negotiated millions in combined damages for our clients, including a $1.9 million wrongful death settlement involving a pedestrian and a negligent motorist.

Award-Winning and Compassionate Legal Firm

Our commitment to superior customer service and getting a fair settlement for each client has been recognized by the local legal industry with several awards. Our team is also dedicated to maintaining the highest possible level of professional and personal integrity, along with treating our clients and their family with compassion, respect and kindness.

At the same time, we will ruthlessly pursue the responsible party to help you acquire a fair settlement that covers the funeral expenses and the deceased individual’s future anticipated lifetime earnings. This is especially important when young children have lost a parent, and we are sensitive to the emotions involved in filing a wrongful death case.

No Upfront Money Required to File Your Lawsuit

Dealing with the loss of a loved one is devastating, and the last thing you need to worry about is paying for legal representation. Therefore, The May Firm works on a contingency basis, and we also offer an initial consultation with no fees and no obligation. In other words, you will only owe us money if we win your case.

We are pleased to offer our personal injury and wrongful death legal services to everyone in Santa Barbara County and the greater Central Coast region, including Montecito, Goleta and Gaviota. Our downtown Santa Barbara office is conveniently located on State Street, just a few blocks from U.S. 101.

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Contact us to get started. It is important to have the proper legal representation on your side if you’re involved in a motorcycle crash. Often wrongful blame is placed on the rider in a multi-vehicle collision due to the increased risk that comes with riding a motorcycle. Insurance companies are reluctant to side with the motorcyclist and oftentimes will attempt to place the full or partial blame on them. Don’t accept that blame and the legal repercussions that come with it.

Call (866) 619-6679 to schedule a free consultation with our award-winning motorcycle accident lawyers. We’ll help determine the viability of your case based on your testimony and help you determine the best way to proceed. Working on a contingency fee means our lawyers are only compensated when your case or settlement is won, and our extensive experience and case history allow us to settle most claims out of court, giving you a faster resolution to your case and allowing you to focus on your recovery process. We factor in every possible expense when building your settlement: Medical bills, wage loss, property damage, and emotional suffering are all considered. Our goal is to help you put your life back in order to the best of our ability.

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