A wrongful death occurs when someone is killed as a result of another party’s negligent actions. If you’ve lost a family member as a result of a car accident, work accident, product defect, motorcycle accident or other negligent act, you may be eligible to file a San Diego wrongful death lawsuit.

Wrongful Death Damages

Here at the Law Offices of Philip M. Cohen A.P.C., we understand that nothing will ever bring your lost family member back. But losing a beloved family member can result in financial hardship; especially when that person was the primary earner in your family.


In a wrongful death lawsuit, you may be entitled to recover lost wages, costs for medical bills, funeral expenses and other financial losses caused by the death of your loved one. You may also be eligible for a financial recovery for survivor’s pain, suffering and mental anguish caused by the death of your family member, as well as loss of companionship, care or protection. In some cases, you may be able to claim punitive damages.


A financial recovery can never bring your family member back. But it can help prevent additional hardship for your family as you move forward and attempt to cope with your loss.

Types of Wrongful Death Cases

Wrongful death cases can occur anytime that someone’s negligent actions causes the death of a family member. Wrongful death cases may arise from:

And many other accidents.


Let our firm bring our 90+ years of combined experience to help you resolve your wrongful death claim in this difficult time. Let us focus on the case, while you focus on helping your family move forward after your tragic loss.