The death of a loved one is tragic, even more so when the death could have been prevented. Unfortunately, during these sensitive times, insurance companies and at-fault institutions often take advantage of victims and their families. Our wrongful death attorneys are here to help you navigate these stressful and grievous times.
Our team in Melbourne, Florida is ready to help you. We will guard you against those who wish to take advantage of your situation, as well as help you obtain the compensation you need to pay for final expenses and move on financially from your loss.
A Wrongful Death Is Preventable
It is important to us to hold accountable the individual or institution to ensure that another incident will not take place. It is also important to us to ensure that you are fairly compensated in a way that will enable you to heal and properly grieve the death of your loved one.
We hire experienced wrongful death investigators for every death case and begin to collect the evidence that will support your case if a settlement cannot be reached. We are prepared to take every wrongful death case to trial and to obtain the maximum settlement possible.
Our Wrongful Death Lawyers in Melbourne Fight for Victims’ Families
My team of paralegals has extensive wrongful death experience in the industries of workers’ compensation and insurance claims adjusting. This gives us the edge when it comes to litigating your case and ensuring that the institutions at fault are held accountable for their negligence and abuse that caused the death of your loved one.
A wrongful death claim is your last chance to achieve justice for your loved one. It is not their fault they died, and so the other party should pay for it. While no amount of money can heal the emotional pain of a death, it can prevent further financial burden from adding insult to injury.
How You Can Expect Your First In-Person Attorney Meeting to Go
You don’t need to be nervous about meeting with a Melbourne wrongful death lawyer for the first time. It’s our mission to guide you through every step of the civil justice system. You can help us begin the process by bringing any information you have to the first meeting. This info can include:
- Police reports, crash reports, driver exchanges of information
- Death certificates
- Automobile insurance policies and ID cards
- Umbrella/excess liability insurance policies
- Health insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid ID cards
- Photographs of damage to vehicles, scene photographs, and injury photographs
- Medical records and medical bills
- Names, phone numbers, and addresses of witnesses
- Any testimonials you can obtain from employers, physicians, and significant others that detail how the incident has affected your ability to carry out day-to-day tasks
- Any letters, emails, or other documents received from insurance companies or other parties involved
- Any other documentation or info you feel is relevant to your case
Remember, we treat every wrongful death case as if it is going to trial. We hire the highest rated investigators to obtain all the evidence necessary to win your wrongful death case and provide the compensation you need to move on.
What Must We Prove at Trial?
To win a wrongful death claim, we have to prove that someone else acted in a negligent manner and caused your loved one’s death. Negligence doesn’t mean they killed your loved one deliberately, but they did something that contributed to the accident that went beyond what a reasonable person would do.
Take a fatal DUI accident. No reasonable person would drive while intoxicated. If a drunk driver crashes and causes a fatality, their negligence caused that accident. Thus they are liable. Thus the family of the deceased victim deserves compensation.
Reach Out to a Wrongful Death Attorney in Melbourne for Help Now
Call us today to meet with me and my experienced team of paralegals. We can answer all your questions and help you move forward with your suit. Andrew Pickett Law has been helping people for over a decade in Melbourne get compensation in wrongful death claims.
Put us to work for you. Contact us by phone or through our contact page to schedule a free consultation. There is no obligation and you will not owe us anything unless you win your case.