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Miami Lakes Wrongful Death Lawyer

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Has someone else’s negligence caused the death of your loved one? No one can take away the pain of losing your family member. However, you do not have to go through the complex legal process of seeking justice alone. Our experienced legal team at Ward Law is here to help you through the healing process, and to receive the financial compensation you deserve.

Advocating for You: Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Lawyer

Personal injury law firms advocate for the rights of victims involved in all different types of accidents. When a loved one is involved in a fatal accident, the surviving family members can file a wrongful death lawsuit. The untimely death of a family member can be devastating. The legal team here at the Ward Law Group understands the stress and frustration our clients feel after a loved one’s life is lost due to negligence, and we will seek to do everything in our power to hold the negligent person(s) accountable.

Since wrongful death cases often involve multiple parties, including the negligent party, the negligent party’s lawyers, your insurance company, and the other party’s insurance company, it is crucial to contact an experienced Miami Lakes wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible.

Common Types of Wrongful Death Claims that We Settle

In Miami Lakes, there were 15 people involved in fatal accidents in 2019. In the state of Florida, there were 3,183 fatal crashes in 2019. Wrongful death lawsuits can arise out of many different types of cases that we handle:

Wrongful death can happen in any instance where another person or company failed to abide by a duty of care that was owed to your family member. This falls under the legal term of “negligence,” meaning that the other party acted in a way that failed to take reasonable care of other parties. The accident essentially could have been avoided if it was not for the negligent party’s actions.

In Florida, a wrongful death claim can arise from simple negligence, such as any type of motor vehicle accident, or something more complex, such as medical malpractice or nursing home abuse.

How A Wrongful Death Affects You

Depending on how you were related to your loved one, you may be entitled to financial compensation after your loved one died due to the negligent party’s actions. Florida law allows the following decedents to recover damages in a wrongful death suit:

  • The deceased person’s spouse
  • The deceased person’s children
  • The parent of a deceased child
  • The personal representative of the deceased’s estate

Types of Wrongful Death Compensation

The amount of damages you may be entitled to will depend entirely on the facts of your specific case. However, in general, if you are able to file a wrongful death claim, you will be able to recover the following damages:

  • The loss of support and services that the deceased provided to you before his or her death, with interest.
  • The loss of future support and services that the deceased would have been able to provide you.
  • The loss of companionship if you were the deceased’s spouse.
  • The loss of parental companionship, instruction, and guidance, if you were the deceased’s child.
  • The pain and suffering you endured due to the death of your loved one.
  • Any medical expenses the decedent incurred as a result of their injuries.
  • Any funeral expenses.

The financial burden caused by the sudden death of a loved one can be extensive. Not only will the costs quickly rise, but the emotional and physical toll the loss of your family member can cause can be catastrophic.

No one can put a price on the loss of your loved one. It is often challenging to monetize the pain and suffering you endure. Our lawyers here at Ward Law can provide you with the support, legal advice, and guidance you need in order to calculate these damages and determine what your claim may be worth.

Maximizing Your Claim: Immediate Steps to Take After a Wrongful Death

Each wrongful death case is different. However, we work closely with our clients to ensure they take the right steps to ensure they maximize their claims. For this reason, you should contact an experienced wrongful death law firm as soon as possible after the death of your loved one.

Under Florida law, you must file a wrongful death claim within two years of your loved one’s death. This means that you must file your claim before this deadline runs out. Before filing your claim, you will have to gather all of the evidence necessary to corroborate it. This evidence can include:

  • All medical records of your loved one, showing that the negligent party caused your loved one’s death.
  • Documentation demonstrating the funeral expenses and all medical costs.
  • Witness testimonies from the accident scene or from those who were associated with the negligent party (if the death resulted from medical malpractice).
  • Expert statements that can show the causal connection between the negligent party and your loved one’s death.
  • Proof of lost wages now, as well as future lost income.
  • Gathering all police reports and documentation pertaining to the accident scene.
  • Proof of any property damage resulting from the incident.
  • Expert statements regarding loss of companionship, loss of parental guidance, and any other pain and suffering.

Gathering the evidence to support your claim will inevitably take time. This is why it is crucial to contact a wrongful death lawyer with years of experience to help you every step of the way.

If other lawyers and insurance companies are involved, it is vital that you do not speak to them without legal representation. The other party’s lawyers, your insurance company, and the other party’s insurance company do not have your best interests in mind. Each of those parties will try to provide you with as little financial compensation as possible.

An experienced wrongful death attorney will help determine the value of your claim and what a fair settlement offer is. The sooner you consult with an experienced law firm, the higher your chances of receiving a fair settlement offer.

How The Ward Law Group Can Help

Our legal team of attorneys and staff members helps guide our clients from the moment we begin speaking with them through our free case evaluation. We compassionately listen to what happened in your case, offering you honest advice on the best way to proceed. We make sure that our clients understand what is happening throughout the entire legal process, answering any questions that may arise.

Importantly, we handle all communications with the other parties, ensuring that the insurance companies offer you a fair settlement and that you will have all of the evidence you need to support your claim. We handle all of the intricate details that go into a wrongful death lawsuit. With decades of experience, we seek to achieve the best results for every one of our clients.

Our English and Spanish-speaking teams are here to offer you the legal services you need during these difficult times. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you through a free consultation!

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