Port St. Lucie Wrongful Death Attorney
When Can You Make a Wrongful Death Claim?
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:
- When someone had an obligation to the victim. For example, a property owner has an obligation to guests to correct or warn of hazards and a driver has an obligation to obey safety rules and drive safely.
- When the obligation was breached. If someone fell short of his legal duty and was negligent, he can be held accountable in a wrongful death claim.
- When the breach was the direct cause of death. The negligent actions must have directly resulted in the untimely death.
- When actual damages were suffered as a result of the death.
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.
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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.
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Compensation for your Wrongful Death Case
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:
- Medical bills prior to death
- Lost income the deceased will no longer earn and provide over the rest of his life.
- Funeral costs and expenses
- Lost companionship
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.
Getting Help from a Port St Lucie Wrongful Death Lawyer
At Steinger, Greene & Feiner, 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.
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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.