Advocating for You: Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Lawyer

The unexpected death of a loved one is a devastating event that can shatter your day-to-day existence. On top of the grief that you must be feeling, pursuing legal action can be daunting, to say the least. You have end-of-life expenses to consider and securing your family’s finances in an uncertain future.

If you believe that your loved one’s death resulted from the negligence, then you may be entitled to compensation. Of course, the legal framework surrounding the situation that led to your loved one’s death will determine exactly what kind of losses you will be able to recuperate. Even if your case seems clear-cut, insurance companies will always exhaust their resources to minimize your settlement. Don’t let this discourage you. With a team of experienced wrongful death lawyers, such as the Ward Law Group, you will have a distinct advantage when negotiating a fair settlement.

With nearly a decade of experience, the Ward Law Group has handled every type of insurance claim under the sun. From clear-cut cases to blurry shades of gray, the Ward Law Group knows how to work the system in your favor.

If you do not speak English as your primary language, then you’ll be happy to know that many of our representatives speak Spanish as their native language. At the Ward Law Group, you can rest assured that language will never serve as a barrier to securing a successful insurance claim!

Common Types of Wrongful Death Claims that We Settle

90% of all lawsuits involving medical malpractice fall under the category of wrongful death or permanent disability. In 2006, the Institute of Medicine reported that the most common cause of medical malpractice involved prescription errors. A prescription error can involve the administration of the wrong medication, an incorrect or missed dosage, or the wrong route of delivery (e.g. the oral administration of a topical medication).

Of course, medical malpractice is just one example of what can go wrong. The Ward Law Group also handles the following wrongful death cases (plus more):

  • Defective Products: If a loved one dies because of a defective product, then the manufacturer can be sued. Product liability is obviously very important to manufacturers, as they devote extensive time to testing their products to ensure safety.
  • Work-Related Accidents: High-risk occupations such as construction jobs have much higher occurrences of workplace fatalities. That being said, wrongful death may occur at the office or even outside of work if the employer puts their employee into a dangerous circumstance.
  • Car Accidents: Car accidents are the most common cause of wrongful deaths in the United States. This is due to a combination of road congestion and distracted driving. In fact, the staggering majority of car accident fatalities are the result of negligence in one way or another. This wrong-doing can result from speeding, reckless or inattentive driving, driving while under the influence, etc.

How This Affects You

The wrongful death of a loved one can put you in a serious financial bind. For example, if your husband was the sole provider for your household, then you may have no immediate source of income following his death.

And, this doesn’t even take into account the fact that death is an expensive ordeal. Funerals are not cheap, and they take up a lot of time to organize and schedule. Not only will you be out of thousands of dollars, but you will also be robbed of time to take care of your emotional health.

Types of Wrongful Death Compensation

The compensation available in a wrongful death claim often depends on who is filing the lawsuit. Typically speaking, survivors are legally entitled to a wider degree of recovery for damages than are beneficiaries.

If you believe that the death of your loved one entitles you to legal compensation, then you should meet with a wrongful death lawyer immediately. You may have the right to recover lost wages, profits, and benefits that your loved one would have earned if he or she had survived the accident. Additionally, you may be entitled to remuneration for the medical and funeral expenses of your loved one. And, depending upon the nature of your case, you may qualify for loss of consortium, a special kind of compensation that considers the irrecoverable loss of a family relationship.

If you meet the legal definition of a survivor (spouse, son, father, brother, etc.), then the damages available to you will depend upon your relationship to the deceased.

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

In order to build a successful case, it will depend on the circumstances that led to your loved one’s passing. You should contact a wrongful death lawyer as soon as you possibly can, as some states have deadlines which limit the time for claimants to file a case. The sooner you connect with a team of attorneys, the better your chances for securing a fair settlement.

Your lawyer will handle all communication between you and your insurance company until an acceptable outcome is achieved. During this time, keep your paperwork detailing all expenses, such as medical costs, associated with your loved one’s death.

If you can act from the scene, your attorney may be able to send out investigators to collect photographic evidence, police reports, and witness statements. This is also an important time to assess any property damages that resulted from the accident.

Your attorney will also need to establish any income that your loved one would have earned had he or she survived the ordeal. Again, it is important to keep this information as well as any receipts to submit to your insurance company. This will help your attorney mount a case against the offending party and improve your chances of securing a settlement.

How The Ward Law Group Can Help

Don’t hesitate to get your claim started! The sooner you act, the better your chances when it comes to obtaining the compensation that you deserve. Remember, insurance adjusters work for big-name insurance companies and not for you. They will do everything in their power to ensure that you receive the smallest compensation possible. Don’t let them get away with it! Hire a team that you can trust and do it today.

The Ward Law Group is passionate about making sure that you receive fair compensation for your suffering. Our English and Spanish-speaking team will help you manage the intricate details of a wrongful death claim. Our team is compassionate, effective, and has earned nearly a decade of experience. With the Ward Law Group in your corner, you can expect to achieve optimal results. Take the first step today and request a free case evaluation from one of our legal experts!

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Jany Martinez-Ward is a wizard!

I have no idea how she cut through all the hassles and nightmare situations but she figured it out! I never thought I would have a chance at claiming what was rightfully mine when all the cards seemed to be stacked against me.

The staff is also courteous and professional with a broad knowledge in their field. I would highly recommend The Ward Law Group to anyone in need…

- Christopher H.

A sincere interest in helping you!

This was the only firm I found that was willing to hear me and try to help me despite my position. Other firms went straight to weighing the odds of making money out of it and then discarded me without having any kindness toward the fact that I was injured and needed help…

Extra points as they all speak English and Spanish!

- Nela G.

Definitely recommend this law firm 200%!

Ward Law Group is the BEST law firm! The car accident attorney, Jany Martinez Ward, goes above and beyond to help her clients, and she’s passionate about the results. Their customer service goes beyond measure. Ancelys is always resolving all my issues and answering all my questions.

Jany Martinez Ward and her team are definitely heavenly sent!!!

- Eddie N.

The best personal injury law firm out there!

They helped me from the very beginning to receive the best medical attention, therapy, and legal advice.  Great service and super great energy as people. They never give up and are always ready to fight for the good cause.

I would recommend their service without hesitating. They won my case and thanks to them my injuries were treated. We won our case – settled for what we expected plus more!

- Oswaldo R.

Jany Martinez-Ward is the best car accident attorney in South Florida!

The Ward Law Group is an extraordinary firm that rendered absolutely impeccable service to me throughout the entire process of obtaining my car rental and fixing my vehicle. They fought to make sure that I received great compensation for my case while delivering the absolute best service possible. I would recommend this law firm 100% to anyone involved in a car accident!

- Ashley Z.

Best decision of 2017!

Late last year during hurricane Irma, I was heading home from work when an irresponsible driver T-boned me. I had heard of the Ward Law Group from a very close friend and decided to give them a call. I began treatment promptly after speaking to their investigator, Jonathan, and it was a complete success. My case manager, Amalia, along with her assistants, Karen and Lucy, helped my case go along smoothly and because of them, I received optimal results.

- Alex L.

Very thorough with long-distance service!

This law firm was very professional and thorough! I was living in North Carolina throughout the process and although they are located in Florida, they made my experience very pleasant and straightforward! Cindy was in constant communication with me and would explain all the details needed for my case! Cindy never hesitated to help and answer all my questions from start to finish!

- Diego G.

You can count on my recommendation!

I am very thankful to the Ward Law Group. My case was a bit old, but still within the statute of limitations, which meant we all had to work as quickly as possible. Special thanks to Javier, my first point of contact, who listened very carefully to my long, long dissertation and always provided me with a positive attitude. You can count on my recommendation for any future client!

-T. Lopez

Great fit between knowledge & competitiveness!

My experience with the Ward Law Group was impeccable from beginning to end. Each and every person in our process was professional, respectful, and knowledgeable.

It’s not easy to strike that balance between knowledge and competitiveness. Ward Law has it. Thanks!

- Gonzalo S.

Amazing law firm! Amazing team! Amazing results!

Amazing law firm! Amazing team! Amazing results! Beautiful office!

My case manager was Francis and she did a phenomenal job on my case. I will definitely recommend this firm to anyone. Thank you Ms. Ward!

- Willy M

Phenomenal, dedicated, gets work done!

At first, I was having a hard time with my previous adjuster… Then, God sent me Francis, and all I can say about her is “wowww.” She is phenomenal, dedicated, and above all, she gets work done. I will definitely use the Ward Law Group again if needed.

- Gaby R.

Personalized & professional attention!

If you ever need a lawyer to fight for your rights, The Ward Law Group is the one. You will receive their personalized & professional attention.

- Luis C.

All around amazing!

The Ward Law Group made sure that I got the medical care I needed and kept me informed the entire way. They showed that they truly care about their clients.  I only wish I knew about them when my husband was in a car/motorcycle accident last year. Dealing with other lawyers had left me with a negative outlook on the whole process. But it’s safe to say The Ward Law Group restored it.

- Susana L.

Works day & night to take care of you!

I was blessed to have this wonderful team behind me through this journey. Thanks to Ancelys’ and Jany’s hard work, we won the lawsuit. Lawsuits come with mental anguish that can translate into depression or anxiety. My case was long and filled with constant roadblocks. This did not deter The Ward Law Group in the least. If anything, I felt it made them work harder. This team is so multifaceted, they were able to help me with every aspect of my case.

- Jamie L.

Would recommend them with my eyes shut!

This was the first time that I have ever had such an amazing experience with a law group. They have been very supportive and not just regarding my car, health, and financial compensation. In less than 5 months, they satisfactorily solved all of my problems, one by one.  I would recommend them with my eyes shut. Amazing job!

- Lili V.

Definitely the lion in the room!

Gregory Ward is definitely the lion in the room. He takes pride in defending his clients and carries a powerful family energy. Greg has the wisdom and force to show his magnificent mane and ferocious roar when working his cases. He protects his clients as members of his family. Greg shows strength and a willingness to win the case. Professionalism and honesty. I recommend The Ward Law Group highly.

-Anon

Fought tooth & nail for our case!

I can’t even begin to say how amazing this group of people is. Back in March of 2016, I was involved in a car accident with another person. Since then, The Ward Law Group has fought tooth and nail for our case.  They never ceased to amaze me. We could email Ancelys at 11pm and she wouldn’t hesitate to answer. We are fortunate to have come across such talented professionals. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

-Kayleen B.

Above & beyond “excellent!”

Being in an accident is very stressful and not just the emotional part of it. My car was damaged and I sustained some injuries to my spine. Since the moment I contacted The Ward Law Group, everything was so much easier. They have gone above and beyond “excellent.”  I highly recommend that if you are ever involved in a car accident that you immediately contact The Ward Law Group to assist you in the whole recovery process.

-Gloria C.

Increased settlement over 10x the initial amount!

The Ward Law Group provided excellent support and clinical accommodations throughout the entirety of my case. Their responses were prompt with regard to my case or any questions about therapy also. They did an absolutely extraordinary job with my settlement as well, being able to increase the initial settlement offer to over 10 times the amount! I really can’t say enough good things about the way I was treated and how my case was handled.

- Eric M.

Peace during a stressful time in my life!

I highly recommend The Ward Law Group without any reservation and I thank them for giving me much peace during a stressful time in my life. The Ward Law Group put my mind at ease every step of the way and handled my case efficiently and professionally. Very few times we actually find good lawyers who work because they enjoy helping others. Much gratitude!

- Maggie K.

Professionalism & speedy turnaround!

The Ward Law Group is just amazing. The day of my accident was confusing, but they walked me through all the details step-by-step and answered all my questions that day and even during the weeks thereafter. No matter the question, they had an answer. I recently used their services again for a civil matter and experienced the same professionalism and speedy turnaround.

-Victor M.

Secured over $100K for my car accident!

I want to thank The Ward Law Group for their excellent treatment, including my accident lawyer Jany Martinez Ward and her work team. Cindy, Lucy, Karen, and Amalia were all there for me when I needed it the most. They fought for me and were able to secure me $100,000 for my automotive accident. I am eternally grateful for the work that they did – 5 Stars! THANK YOU, Ward Law Group!

- Kevin R.

Effortless for me!

Such a great experience. The entire process from beginning to end was almost effortless for me, the client. They handled the majority of the process/legwork and kept me informed along the way. Francis handled my case and she is extremely professional and courteous as well as great at explaining the next step along the way. Would recommend to anyone. Thank you Jany Martinez Ward! So pleased with my outcome.

-Kathy G.

What a success story!

What a success story! The Ward Law Group was so professional and informative with details. At the end of my case, I was very satisfied with the process and my results. Gregory and Jany were very sweet and personable. They made me feel comfortable which is very important due to me being in a major car accident while pregnant. I highly, highly recommend them! Thank you, WARD LAW!

- Pamelha M.

VERY good compensation; very professional!

I got into an accident at the beginning of the year. I was hit by a truck from the rear side. I called The Ward Law Group the next day and came to their office. They treated me with the most utmost respect and were very professional. They made everything easy and helpful. At the end, I received a VERY good compensation. I am very happy with their services and highly recommend them to anyone involved in any type of motor vehicle accident. Thank you to the accident attorney Jany Martinez-Ward!

- Franklin A.

Angels waiting to help those in need!

This law firm is the best you can find. Service is amazing. They are always available. Super attentive and ready to do anything in their power to achieve the objectives that will be needed to obtain success. Don’t hesitate to call this firm if you are ever in a situation involving a personal injury. We won our trial thanks to Jany and Greg Ward. You can’t get a better firm than them for this type of service. They are truly angels waiting to help those in need.

-Mariana R.

Greeted me like I was family!

I want to thank accident attorney Jany Martinez-Ward. The whole process was amazing. My car was a total loss and they helped me with that process. When it was time to pick up my check, I went to the beautiful office they have in Miami Lakes. The receptionist greeted me like I was family. I love how they offered me some Cuban coffee – MY FAVORITE! I am extremely happy with my results. Amazing, professional team at Ward Law. I recommend this firm to anyone who is involved in a car accident.

- Jacqueline A.

Amazing, fast, & effective!

The Ward Law Group is amazing, fast, and very effective. I was in a car accident this year and they really helped me out. I had the pleasure of meeting Jany Martinez-Ward who was my attorney. She is awesome. I also worked with Karen and Lucy and they are two of the nicest ladies I have ever met. They took really good care of me. I recommend this law firm to anyone who really needs help.

- Steve W.

Impeccable guidance!

I am very pleased with the service at Ward Law. From beginning to end, their friendliness, availability, walkthrough, and council has been impeccable. I needed guidance and here I found an efficient guide. Thanks again.

-Miguel M.

The best all around!

I want to thank the Ward Law Group for such a positive experience handling my case! Amalia, Karen, and Lucy went above and beyond, always keeping me up-to-date on my case and getting back to me as fast as they could with any questions I had. Very professional, compassionate, and efficient team. I would highly recommend! Extremely satisfied with their service. Thank you again, Jany Martinez Ward and the entire team for everything. The best all around!

- Nathali H.
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