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Port Salerno Wrongful Death Lawyers

Port Salerno Wrongful Death Lawyers No amount of money can make up for the loss of a loved one. An unanticipated death brings unanticipated expenses, though, and filing a successful claim against any liable parties may help cover such costs.

In the state of Florida, certain surviving family members are entitled to financial compensation following the wrongful death of a relative. If you lost a loved one in a preventable accident, the wrongful death lawyers at Donaldson & Weston can evaluate the circumstances to determine if you have grounds for a claim.

We have a reputation for tough litigation and a strategy for winning substantial settlements and verdicts. Call 772-266-5555 to schedule a free consultation with one of our compassionate injury attorneys in Port Salerno.

Time Is of the Essence in Any Port Salerno Wrongful Death Claim

There is always a lot to do in the wake of losing a loved one, so hiring a lawyer is probably one of your lowest priorities. But if you suspect the death was preventable and you want to hold the liable party financially accountable, it is wise to call an attorney as soon as possible.

There are four main reasons to seek legal counsel immediately following an unanticipated loss:

  1. Gather Evidence While It’s Still Available: Critical evidence of liability may be time-sensitive or prone to being altered. For example, if the deceased sustained fatal injuries in a truck accident, you only have six months to obtain the driver’s logs or the vehicle’s black box data. Otherwise, there is no guarantee that such information will still be available because motor carriers are not required to preserve it for any longer. If your loved one was the victim of medical malpractice, on the other hand, the treating physician may alter or destroy medical records to cover up evidence of negligence.
  2. Meet Important Deadlines: There are strict deadlines for filing formal wrongful death lawsuits in Florida. Claimants typically have two years from the date of death to bring a suit against the liable party; however, there are exceptions to this statute. For example, if you want to name a government entity in the suit, you may have to meet much shorter deadlines for notifying the appropriate agency in writing.
  3. Avoid Mistakes: Seeking counsel from the start of the proceedings will prevent you from making mistakes early on that could jeopardize your case down the road. For example, your attorney will not let the insurance adjuster coax you into giving a recorded statement regarding fault or the extent of your injuries.
  4. Avoid Unnecessary Delays: The sooner you seek legal counsel, the sooner you may be able to recover the compensation you need to move on with life.
Speak with a Port Salerno Wrongful Death Lawyer Today

If you want to file a wrongful death claim in Florida, turn to Donaldson & Weston. We have the knowledge, determination, resources, and experience to represent your interests. Call 772-266-5555 or fill out our Contact Form to schedule a free case evaluation with an injury lawyer in Port Salerno.

What Our Clients Say
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The attorneys at Donaldson & Weston helped me get an amazing result on my case. Obviously I’ve been through a lot physically but I feel better now and the money really helped my family. When I was riding my bicycle I was hit by a truck that wasn't paying attention. I am not the suing type, but I would definitely hire this firm again. - M.P.
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After my accident, i felt like I was being pulled in a bunch of different directions. I really didn't know what to do and all I wanted was someone to shoot me straight. The lawyers at the firm were so honest and definitely pointed me in the right direction. The staff was professional. I think it’s great that only attorneys work on my case, it definitely made me feel comfortable - D.L.
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After my accident happened I waited to hear back from the insurance company for about 6 months. I just felt like they kept jerking me around. They even told me not to hire an attorney because it would mean less money in my pocket. I couldn't wait any longer because my bills were out of hand. I hired this firm and they were solid. I got a great result without having to go to court. - S.C.