Irvine Wrongful Death Lawyer

Irvine Wrongful Death Lawyer


You have so much to deal with while reeling from the loss of a loved one. Let one of out Irvine Wrongful Death Lawyer deal with all the stress and strain, you can take comfort in knowing that you have the very finest counsel working on your claim, contacting witnesses and acquiring necessary data to prove your case.

Please call Irvine attorney Del Hovden. His team will handle everything. His firm has resolved hundreds of wrongful death claims across Southern California, over decades, including numerous multimillion-dollar recoveries. We always offer a free initial consultation.


Irvine wrongful death lawyer Del Hovden has recovered damages in a wide range of personal injury cases in his decades of experience including:

  • Fatal car accidents and truck accidents
  • Medical negligence
  • Nursing home neglect
  • Defective product deaths


Del Hovden prevailed in a lawsuit against a county road department that had ignored public pleas to address a dangerous pedestrian crossing near a school. We obtained a seven-figure wrongful death and personal injury settlement after a family of four was struck by a car; the father was seriously injured and his 6-year-old daughter was killed.

A 40-year-old woman was put on a morphine pump to alleviate pain after gall bladder surgery. She died of an overdose. We demonstrated negligence of the hospital’s nursing staff in adjusting the pump and failing to monitor the patient. In a lawsuit on behalf of her husband and three children, we obtained a seven-figure result.

A major airline’s plane taking off from an Asian airport on the incorrect runway (one that happened to be closed, undergoing repairs and littered with construction equipment) struck debris on the runway. The resulting impact caused the plane to crash and burn. A 30-year old man was tragically killed in the crash. We filed a wrongful death case on behalf of the victim’s parents and brother, holding the airline, the airport and the FAA accountable. We secured a seven-figure award for the family.

In another aviation-related case, an inexperienced pilot took our client’s 23-year old daughter and several other passengers for a joy ride over the Santa Monica bay area. The pilot flying his 6-passenger Cessna, was not instrument-rated, flew into the clouds, became disorientated and crashed. Our client’s daughter was killed, for which a wrongful death claim was filed. A seven-figure settlement resulted.

See many more examples of notable settlements and verdicts for wrongful death.


Monetary damages are not about putting a dollar value on the person. Wrongful death compensation is in recognition of costs incurred, what the loved ones have lost, and what the victim suffered including:

  • Medical bills and funeral expenses
  • Replacement of projected earnings
  • Loss of consortium, companionship and family contributions
  • Pain and suffering of the deceased prior to death
  • Punitive damages if gross negligence or intentional acts contributed to the death

Insurance company lawyers aggressively fight against paying large claims, seeking to protect the company’s bottom line. Del Hovden retains top experts in many fields to establish liability and calculate maximum compensation. Our firm advances these considerable costs and we do not recover that investment until we secure compensation for the survivors.


For compassionate support and aggressive representation, contact our Irvine office at 877-959-6606 or send us an e-mail. We ALWAYS provide a free initial consultation, with flexible appointments after hours or on weekends. Call us right away.

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