When someone causes an injury through negligence, by intentional bad behavior or by violating some safety obligation, the person responsible for the injury can be held legally liable. Normally, the victim harmed by the wrongdoer is the one who pursues a personal injury claim. If the victim is killed as a result of his injuries, however, Florida law allows a wrongful death claim to be brought.
A wrongful death case is a legal action taken by family members after their loved one is killed. A spouse of the deceased, children, parents or other close relatives can contact a Port St. Lucie wrongful death attorney and can file a lawsuit to make the responsible party pay for what he has done.
If your loved one was killed, then you need to understand your legal rights and you need to do everything possible to get justice. At Steinger, Iscoe & Greene, our Port St. Lucie wrongful death accident lawyers are ready to help you with your case. We charge no legal fees unless we win and we offer free consultations and case evaluations, so give us a call today to learn how we can assist you.
There are many different ways that injuries can lead to death. According to the Florida Department of Health, however, many of the untimely deaths that occur happen because of auto accidents. In fact, Florida has a 12.9 percent death rate for unintentional motor vehicle injuries and a 8.1 percent death rate for young children due to drowning. These death rates are higher than the national average. In fact, the death rate for unintentional drowning in Florida is 300 percent the rate of drowning throughout the United States.
Victims injured in either car accidents or drowning deaths can pursue a claim against a driver who caused a wreck or against a homeowner who left his pool gate unlocked and allowed a child to wander in. These are not the only situations, however, where a wrongful death claim can be made. A wrongful death claim can be made:
A Port St. Lucie wrongful death attorney can help family members whose loved one was killed to gather the evidence they need to successfully make a wrongful death claim.
When a loved one is killed, you suffer both actual financial losses as well as non-economic losses that are difficult to measure. You can be compensated for both. The compensation you may receive in an out-of-court settlement or in a court verdict includes payment for:
Your Port St. Lucie wrongful death lawyer will assist you in either negotiating with the insurance company or proving a case in court to have the best chance to maximize the compensation you can receive in your situation.
At Steinger, Iscoe & Greene, our Port St. Lucie wrongful death lawyers understand how devastating an untimely death of a loved one can be. We will treat you and your case with compassion and understanding while using our legal skills to do everything possible to maximize your financial recovery.
To learn more and to schedule your free consultation, contact us today.