You should consider hiring a wrongful death lawyer if your family member suffered fatal injuries because of another person or entity’s negligent actions. Certain family members can pursue compensatory damages if their loved one was fatally harmed through no fault of their own. Losing a loved one in an accident can be incredibly challenging for you and other surviving your family members. Depending on your situation’s details, you might be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit, enabling you and your family to receive financial compensation for your loss.
While no amount of money can bring your loved one back, it can relieve some financial pressures so that you can focus your energy on grieving and rebuilding your life. Working with a wrongful death attorney from our firm could maximize your chances of getting a successful resolution in court, so it is important to seek out legal help right away if you plan to file a suit. Here’s how an experienced attorney can work on your behalf.
Wrongful Death Cases Can Be Complicated: Hiring an Attorney Can Help
When a loved one dies unexpectedly in an accident, it is sometimes challenging to determine who is truly at fault. If you want to pursue compensation for your loved one’s passing and hold the liable party accountable for their negligence, this is the time to hire a lawyer for a wrongful death case.
Proving liability is one of the most important aspects of arguing a wrongful death lawsuit, as it determines who will have to pay any settlement. However, this is often more complex than you might expect. For example, if your loved one’s death occurred in a place of business, you’ll need to prove that its action or inaction was directly responsible for the death and that it wasn’t simply a bizarre accident.
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A Wrongful Death Lawyer Can Build Your Negligence Case and Seek Damages
Proving negligence and fault in the death requires carefully constructing a case with plenty of evidence and detail. While it is possible to represent your interests in court, you can work with a wrongful death attorney who understands the complex laws and issues these cases can present. A lawyer who works in this area will have a much stronger grasp of the legal intricacies of this area than you could ever hope to achieve in a short time. This makes an attorney much better equipped to present your case in the most effective way possible.
An injury attorney can do the following to prove your case for wrongful death damages:
- Investigate the situation to determine how the fatal event happened and what happened to your loved one
- Compile evidence to support your claims: This can include your relative’s medical records about the injuries they suffered, a police or incident report, witness testimony, photographs or videos of the scene, and documents showing the expenses your family paid, among other evidence.
- Identify liable parties: A wrongful death attorney can determine if more than one party is responsible and review how much liability they each have. They can also show how all parties exhibited negligence that led to the decedent’s death.
- Assess your damages: Wrongful death damages include financial and non-financial losses. An attorney can identify and assign a value to all damages and determine how much compensation you can request.
- Negotiate with an insurer: An attorney can seek a fair wrongful death settlement on your behalf.
- Prepare and file your wrongful death lawsuit: In cases where opposing sides cannot agree on compensation, an attorney can seek your financial recovery in court.
Hiring a wrongful death attorney to handle all these areas can save you time and ensure you have a legal professional always looking out for you. If you are thinking about when to hire one, you can reach out for a free consultation to learn how working with an attorney can specifically benefit your case.
Opposing Attorneys Will Do Everything Possible to Minimize or Eliminate Your Settlement
When considering if you need a wrongful death attorney to handle your case, you may want to consider the other parties you will have to make a case against. Of course, the other side will undoubtedly have an attorney or team of attorneys working for them as well, making it even more important that you have your own and are ready. The lawyers for the other person or business will do all they can to discredit your case to protect their client and reduce the amount they might have to pay you and your loved ones.
With their deep understanding of wrongful death law, they’ll be better able to swing the case in their favor. With your attorney in the mix, your side will have a stronger chance of achieving a suitable settlement. Your attorney will do everything in their power to get you the most favorable outcome for your case.
Get Back the Time You Need to Grieve Your Loved One
Bringing a wrongful death case to trial can be a complex, time-consuming process that will require a lot of effort from you. In your time of grief, that effort will be much better spent with your loved ones so you can mourn your loss. Working with an attorney will free up your time so that you can focus on the grieving process and taking care of your loved one’s affairs.
Your wrongful death lawyer will handle the bulk of the work for you and ensure you don’t miss any important meetings or court dates. While there may still occasionally be things your attorney asks you to do, you won’t have nearly as many tasks as if you were handling the case yourself. You and your loved ones need time to process your loss and determine the path forward. Your attorney can take away some of the pressure so you can do just that.
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Hire Andrew Pickett Law for Your Florida Wrongful Death Case
For wrongful death cases in Florida, Andrew Pickett Law is here to help. We have worked with countless families for wrongful death suits, and we will be more than happy to learn about your case as well.
We invite you to reach out to our firm to schedule a free consultation. We’ll discuss your case in greater detail and let you know if you have a valid wrongful death action and help you consider if hiring an attorney is right for you and your family. Get in touch with us today and get the process started.