Fort Pierce Wrongful Death
When a person dies unexpectedly, surviving family members are often left searching for answers. What caused my loved one's death? Who is responsible? How will I afford the loss of income, medical bills, and funeral costs? The Fort Pierce wrongful death attorneys at Donaldson & Weston can help you answer these questions, identify all liable parties, and pursue the compensation that your family needs to recover financially.
We are compassionate with each of our clients yet relentless against those who have harmed them. Our injury lawyers provide tenacious and aggressive representation in personal injury and wrongful death cases in Fort Pierce and throughout Florida. Set up a free initial consultation today by calling 772-266-5555.Types of Cases Our Fort Pierce Wrongful Death Lawyers Handle
Florida law defines wrongful death as the death of a person due to a wrongful act, negligence, breach of contract or warranty, or default. Wrongful death claims can be brought against individuals, business establishments, and/or government entities depending on who was liable for the death.
From identifying the liable parties to gathering evidence to tracking your damages, there’s a lot to do if you intend to bring a wrongful death claim. The Fort Pierce wrongful death attorneys at Donaldson & Weston can take care of these tasks so you can focus on your family’s wellbeing. We handle the following types of wrongful death claims:
- Wrongful death due to car accidents;
- Wrongful death due to motorcycle crashes;
- Wrongful death due to commercial truck wrecks;
- Wrongful death due to bicycle crashes;
- Wrongful death due to boating accidents;
- Wrongful death due to workplace accidents;
- Premises liability wrongful death cases;
- Wrongful death due to pharmacy errors;
- Wrongful death due to nursing home neglect or abuse; and
- Wrongful death due to elder abuse.
A wrongful death case can last one month, several months, or more than a year. There are many factors that affect the duration of the proceedings. The Fort Pierce wrongful death lawyers at Donaldson & Weston will do everything in their power to resolve your case in the shortest possible amount of time. We understand that surviving family members often need financial support, and we will aggressively help you fight to secure a fair settlement early in the proceedings.
If it is obvious that the defendant was at fault for your loved one's death and there is plenty of evidence available to prove liability, the proceedings might only last one to three months. If we have to file a lawsuit, it may take several months and possibly more than a year to go to trial.
If the defendant is facing a criminal case and requests to stay the civil case, this could lengthen the duration of your case. A delay may also occur due to an expert witness's scheduling conflicts. Most wrongful death cases are resolved within 18 months, but when liability is obvious, a settlement is often reached within three months.Discuss Your Case with a Fort Pierce Wrongful Death Attorney Today!
If your loved one died due to another person’s negligent or intentional act, contact Donaldson & Weston to discuss your case. Call 772-266-5555 or Contact Us Online to arrange a free case review.