Over Millions in Verdicts & Settlements For Our Clients
$12 Million Boating Accident
$7 Million Automobile Accident
$3.7 Million Slip and Fall
$3.5 Million Motorcycle Accident
$2.5 Million Pedestrian Accident

What Should I Do After a Wrongful Death in the Family?

The best way to protect your rights and financial future after a wrongful death is to speak with an attorney as soon as possible. Our Palm City wrongful death lawyers are here to answer your questions and help you avoid critical mistakes that might jeopardize your ability to obtain a financial recovery.

While it may be difficult to initiate legal proceedings in the wake of such a grievous tragedy, it’s important that you take action as soon as possible—while essential evidence is still available. With one of our attorneys by your side from day one, you’ll be less likely to make a costly mistake that would harm your case.

Besides consulting a lawyer, you should also consider attending therapy. The sudden death of a loved one comes with a multitude of administrative tasks, and it's tough to find the time to grieve properly. Sharing your thoughts and feelings with a grief counselor may help alleviate some of the emotional trauma caused by the loss.

Once you hire one of our Palm City wrongful death attorneys, you’ll be able to focus on your family and your personal wellbeing while your claim proceeds in good hands. We’ll gather evidence, handle correspondence with the insurance company, speak with relevant experts if necessary, and take care of settlement negotiations on your behalf. Our lawyers will keep you updated on the progress of your claim and will be readily accessible whenever you have questions or concerns.

We Won’t Let the Insurance Company Take Advantage of You

The more compensation that’s at stake for the insurance company, the more time and resources they’ll commit to disputing liability and damages. The insurance adjuster may even try to coerce you into providing a statement that would jeopardize your case. There are many tactics the insurer might use to challenge your claim, but our Palm City wrongful death attorneys will make sure you’re treated fairly throughout the proceedings.

We know the strategies employed by insurance companies to protect their bottom line. During your free initial consultation, we’ll explain the steps you can take to safeguard your claim. We’ll also discuss what might happen over the coming weeks and months. Having a good idea of what to expect can greatly alleviate any anxiety you’re feeling about the proceedings.

If the insurance company refuses to pay a fair settlement, our lawyers won’t hesitate to bring your case to court. Fortunately, insurance carriers throughout Florida know that our attorneys are skilled litigators, so they’re often willing to pay a fair settlement without taking their chances at trial.

What Damages Can I Pursue?

Under Florida law, there are many types of damages that might be available in a wrongful death claim. Such damages may include lost wages and benefits, medical bills arising from the fatal injury, funeral and burial costs, property damage, and miscellaneous expenses related to the death. Surviving family members may also be entitled to compensation for loss of consortium.

What Our Clients Say
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.
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.
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.