Wrongful Death

San Diego Wrongful Death AttorneysWhen a person’s life is taken from them by the carelessness or intentional act of another person, the decedent’s heirs may have a legal remedy, which is called a Wrongful Death action. Statutes in California define who can bring a Wrongful Death action and what damages can be awarded. A civil action for wrongful death is completely separate and apart from any criminal action taken against the person. For example, although the driver of an automobile who killed a pedestrian may not be prosecuted or convicted for a crime, he or she might still be liable civilly by the dead person’s heirs in a Wrongful Death action.
Because the death of a close relative is so obviously tragic for the family of the deceased, the purpose of a Wrongful Death action is meant to help the family move forward financially in the face of such a tragic loss.
The attorneys at Haffner & Morgan can help guide family members through the legal system in the time of grief and loss following the death of a close relative.

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Our San Diego Injury Attorneys

The attorneys at Haffner & Morgan focus on all types of serious cases. They also help clients become part of class actions and assist business clients whose success is threatened by the wrongdoing of others. In all matters, the attorneys are ethical, aggressive and tireless advocates for their clients. The firm’s expertise and experience make it well equipped to handle even the most complex matters. If you suspect you have a case and need to talk to a lawyer, do not hesitate to contact them today.  We offer free consultations and are available to meet at our Little Italy offices or can come to you if that is more convenient.

 

 

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Christian C. Haffner, Esq.

Christian C. Haffner, Esq.

Trial Attorney

Timothy T. Morgan, Esq.

Timothy T. Morgan, Esq.

Trial Attorney

Insurance Bad Faith: $19,500.00

Insurance company refused to pay for $6,000.00 stolen vehicle. Settlement at mediation of $19,500.00.

Personal injury – Auto Accident: $37,500.00 (Verdict)

Rear end motor vehicle accident with soft tissue injuries. verdict at trial for $37,500.00 plus costs.

Personal injury – Auto Accident: $50,000.00 (Policy Limits Settlement)

Client suffered soft tissue injuries in a rear end motor vehicle accident. Settled prior to litigation for policy limits of $50,000.00.

Insurance Bad Faith: $64,000.00

Insurance company refused to pay for client’s vandalized $18,000.00 vehicle. Settled at mediation for $64,000.00.

Insurance Bad Faith: $71,500.00 (Post-Verdict Settlement)

Client’s insurance company refused to pay for $4,000.00 stolen truck. Verdict of $11,500.00, with a post-verdict settlement of $71,500.00, including attorney’s fees.

Personal injury – Auto Accident: $75,000.00

Client suffered soft tissue injuries in a rear-end motor vehicle accident. Settled before trial for $75,000.00

Personal injury – Auto Accident: $100,000.00 (Policy Limits)

Side impact motor vehicle accident, resulting in soft tissue injuries and a fractured small finger. Settled for policy limits of $100,000.00.

Personal Injury – Premises Liability: $113,750.00

Client suffered knee injuries on a moving walkway in a grocery store. Settled for $113,750.00.

Personal injury – Pedestrian vs. Auto: $125,000.00 (Excess of Policy Limits Settlement)

Pedestrian versus motor vehicle accident.  Settled for policy limits of $100,000.00 plus $25,000.00.

Personal Injury- Auto Accident: $215,000.00

Rear end motor vehicle accident with soft tissue injuries. Settled for $215,000.00.

Personal Injury- Auto Accident: $500,000.00 (Policy Limits Settlement)

Serious injury rear end motor vehicle accident. Settled for policy limits of $500,000.00.

Personal injury – $850,000.00

Personal Injury: Client suffered knee injuries in a horse accident. Settlement at mediation for $850,000.00.

Personal injury – Auto Accident: $1,005,716.00 (Verdict)

Rear end motor vehicle accident with neck and back injuries, as well as aggravated migraine headaches. Verdict of $1,005,716.00, plus costs and expert costs.

Personal injury – Auto Accident: $1,485,000.00

Side impact motor vehicle accident. Settled at mediation for $1,485,000.00.