Martin County Wrongful Death
When a person dies due to the negligent or intentional act of another person or entity, surviving family members may have grounds for a wrongful death claim. Losing a loved one can be emotionally and financially devastating, but you may be able to hold the liable party accountable for any expenses your family has incurred due to the death, as well as non-economic damages such as loss of companionship, loss of support, and pain and suffering.
The Martin County wrongful death attorneys at Donaldson & Weston can answer all of your claims-related questions and help you determine how to proceed with your case. From the moment you contact our office to the day your case is resolved, we will provide you and your family with aggressive and compassionate representation. Call 772-266-5555 today for a free consultation.Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Florida?
Only certain family members of the deceased can file a wrongful death lawsuit. In cases arising from medical malpractice, the suit can be filed by a surviving spouse, children who were younger than 25 when a parent died, or parents if the deceased was younger than 25.
In cases that do not involve medical malpractice, the suit can be filed by a surviving spouse. If there is no surviving spouse, children of any age can file the lawsuit. If there is neither a surviving spouse nor a surviving child, parents of the deceased can file the lawsuit. In some cases, other relatives of the deceased can file the suit if they were financially dependent on the deceased. A personal representative of the deceased's estate can also bring a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of beneficiaries.Will My Wrongful Death Case Go to Trial?
Most wrongful death claims reach a settlement before going to trial, but in certain cases, filing a lawsuit is the best course of action. At Donaldson & Weston, we strive to get our clients fairly compensated as quickly as possible without going to trial. During the pre-trial phase of your case, we will perform a thorough investigation, identify all potentially liable parties, and look into relevant insurance policies and available assets.
If it seems likely that your case will be settled pre-lawsuit, we will send a demand package to all relevant parties, which will outline how the death occurred, the relevant laws, and details about the damages you have incurred. However, if a pre-trial settlement cannot be reached, our Martin County wrongful death attorneys will gather all available evidence and file a lawsuit.Call 772-266-5555 to Discuss Your Case with a Martin County Wrongful Death Attorney
The wrongful death lawyers at Donaldson & Weston can explain what will happen during the claims process and the steps you should take to give your case the best chance of success. We offer tenacious legal representation to victims of wrongful death in Martin County and throughout Florida. Call our law firm today at 772-266-5555 or use our Contact Form to arrange a free case review.