Encinitas Wrongful Death Attorney
Compassionately Seeking Justice After a Terrible Tragedy
There is no more devastating moment in life than when one first learns of the sudden, unexpected, and violent death of a loved one. The person delivering the message is often a police officer, supervisor at work, or trauma physician at a hospital emergency room. And as time goes by, it doesn’t get any better. Each day brings a new jumble of emotions—sadness, confusion, powerlessness, and an indescribable sense of loss.
If this has happened to you, if a fatal injury to a loved one has been caused by someone’s negligence, you and your family have a right to justice through our court system. My name is C. Bradley Hallen and I am an Encinitas wrongful death attorney who is ready to work hard to achieve that justice for you at my firm, Law Offices of C. Bradley Hallen. I have almost 40 years of experience handling wrongful death cases in California. With over 225 jury trials and thousands of negotiated settlements to my credit, I believe I am the right lawyer to represent you.
Common Causes of Wrongful Death
In the United States, the top ten causes of wrongful death are:
- Poisoning (including drug overdoses)
- Motor vehicle crashes
- Falls (from heights as well as slip and falls)
- Suffocation by ingestion or inhalation
- Fires, flames, and smoke
- Mechanical suffocation
- Natural heat or cold
- Struck by or against an object
- Machinery (defects, misuse, etc.)
Has your loved one been killed by one of the above? Or another kind of accident? You may be able to file a wrongful death claim if negligence was involved. If you’re unsure, talk to a lawyer during a free consultation for advice.
Guiding Your Claims Throughout the Process
No one knows when a life-terminating accident will happen. No one is ever quite prepared for such a tragedy. But in the aftermath of such an event, quick and decisive action is often necessary. Evidence needs to be collected and preserved, witnesses need to be interviewed, photographs need to be taken, and decisions need to be made regarding funerals and memorial services. It is usually the case that open communication needs to be established with law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies.
Throughout my legal career, and with the aid of my background as a senior supervising prosecutor in the DA’s office, I have helped many clients who have lost loved ones as a result of:
- Collisions caused by inattentive or distracted drivers
- Crashes resulting from impaired or fatigued drivers
- Accidents caused by large vehicles such as tractor-trailer rigs, buses, or trains
- Crashes between motor vehicles and pedestrians or bicyclists
- Construction or other work-related fatal events
I take great pride in helping clients achieve the type of financial security that will allow them to concentrate on dealing with their loss, on healing as a family, and on moving forward in honor of the person who has been taken. I realize that no amount of money can replace a priceless loved one, but the responsible party must respond fully, fairly, and significantly. As the lawyer for your wrongful death action, I will aggressively protect your rights in all negotiations with insurers. If necessary for full justice, there is the availability of a jury trial.
In settlement or at trial, I will insist that the responsible defendants compensate your family not only for the loss of financial support but also the loss of your loved one’s love, companionship, comfort, care, assistance, protection, affection, society, and moral support. At the same time, I promise to show the utmost sensitivity to your family’s fragile emotions at an extremely difficult time.
To eliminate any concerns you may have regarding the cost of receiving quality representation, I deliver my legal services on a contingency fee basis. This means you owe no attorney fee unless and until I win your case. I would like to help you in this hour of need. You may speak with me today, or tonight, by contacting my firm.
Start the Road to Recovery—Free Consultation & Help from a Caring Firm
If your family has been devastated by the wrongful death of a family member, I invite you to speak directly with me, a dedicated, caring, highly trained and experienced lawyer, by phone or by online message. In wrongful death matters, I have instructed my 24-hour receptionist to forward calls to me at any time, day or night, seven days a week. I represent clients in Encinitas, Oceanside, Carlsbad, Leucadia, Cardiff, Solana Beach, Vista, San Marcos, and other cities throughout Southern California.