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Wrongful Death

What Classifies as a Wrongful Death?

Wrongful death is the result of a family member who has lost a loved one due to the recklessness, negligence, or intentional acts of another person’s conduct. Since a deceased party is unable to file a claim themselves, Florida law allows for certain family members to file it on behalf of their loved one. 

Family members can file a wrongful death claim if their loved one was a victim in an auto accident, medical malpractice, workplace accident, and more. 

In addition to the extreme emotional distress of a loved one’s death, without the assistance of the deceased, families may often face severe financial difficulties. This financial burden can be alleviated by a settlement or monies recovered from a wrongful death lawsuit. An experienced Florida wrongful death attorney can help you navigate during these difficult times. 

If your family has experienced a wrongful death, please seek out help from our trusted attorneys.

What to Do If a Family Member Has Experienced a Wrongful Death

Document Your Experience

Document everything that you have experienced as soon as possible. Be sure to include all parties involved including your loved one’s medical practitioner names and any witnesses involved. 

Contact our office

Wrongful death claims must adhere to procedural and legal guidelines or your claim may be lost. An attorney can properly present your claims for maximum value. Contact us immediately.

Do not Sign Anything

Do not sign any papers from the insurance company or medical provider. They want to settle your entire case for as low a sum of money. Many adjusters tell people to sign documents up front, sometimes for an initial payment of money and promise that more money will be paid later. In truth, the papers often release them from any future payments and the person’s entire claim is lost.

Do Not Provide A Written or Recorded Statement

Do not give the insurance company or medical provider a recorded or written statement. If you misspeak, the adjuster will try to use your own words against you. If you present your statement properly, the adjuster may “lose” it or refuse to provide you with a copy or alter it. If a statement is required, it should be done in the presence of your attorney, with a certified court reporter, and with a certified interpreter (if necessary).

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When Should I Call An Attorney About a Wrongful Death?

Wrongful death must be reported and proved in a timely manner and comply with strict guidelines. Seek out professional wrongful death attorneys immediately, who have the expertise and ability to fight for you.

How Do I Know if Your Firm is Right for me?

Contact us directly to speak with a legal expert about your loved one’s wrongful death. We will fight for your rights to ensure you get compensated for your loss.

If we cannot serve you for whatever reason, we will gladly refer you to another trusted law firm in Central Florida.

how long does a typical Medical Malpractice lawsuit take?

On average, a typical wrongful death lawsuit could take up to two years or longer. We strive to do our best to shorten the amount of time it takes for you to recover the damages as a result of the wrongful death of your loved one.

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