In the state of Florida, accidents and injuries happen every day. Unfortunately, in some devastating cases, the injuries actually lead to death. In fact, according to the Florida Department of Health, as many as 7.2 percent of all deaths in the state occur as a direct result of injuries. This means that 12,364 people were killed in 2011 as a result of injuries and that injuries are the third leading cause of death in the state, following only heart disease and cancer. For the ages 1 to 44, injuries are actually the top cause of death. If your loved one is one of the thousands who die each year as a result of injuries, you know these statistics don’t begin to tell the story of the incredible loss you face. Not only are you left without the family relationship that was so important to you, but you may also face many financial worries as a result of the untimely death. At Steinger, Greene & Feiner, our goal is to help ensure that you don’t have to face financial loss as a result of your loved one’s death. If someone has caused your family member’s injuries and the resulting fatality, our Okeechobee wrongful death attorneys can represent you in making a claim for full and fair compensation from the person or entity responsible.
No amount of money can ever bring back your loved one, but Florida law does require that a person, company or government agency responsible for a death must provide compensation to close surviving family members such as spouses, parents and children. A family member eligible to bring a wrongful death claim may be compensated for actual financial loss such as for the costs of treating injuries prior to death as well as for the cost of a funeral to bury the deceased. Surviving family members may also receive monetary payments for the money the deceased would have earned over his life, and can even be compensated for lost companionship.Obtaining compensation for wrongful death, however, requires you to pursue a claim and actually take legal action. Our Okeechobee wrongful death accident attorneys can take care of handling your case for you, doing everything from filing the lawsuit with the court to negotiating with an insurance company representing the person who caused the death.
A personal injury can occur in a variety of ways, but almost all have the same results in common. Suddenly, your life is disrupted and possibly jeopardized physically, emotionally, and financially by an accident or incident which could have been prevented.
A fair settlement is not what you can expect to receive from the insurance company. Their goal is to reduce payouts on claims so they can remain highly profitable. Our proven and committed legal team understands the tactics these companies regularly use to pay claimants as little as possible. We routinely battle their schemes in and out of court, and have developed effective methods for doing so.
With a legal team of more than 30 lawyers and more than 140 staff, including investigators and other assistants, we have the resources needed to get the job done efficiently. With our No-Fee Guarantee, you can bring your personal injury case to us with confidence, knowing you will pay nothing until we recover the compensation you deserve. Throughout the entire case, we will be by your side, providing the guidance you need.