The sudden loss of a family member can leave you and your family reeling. It can also leave you unsure of how to hold the at-fault party responsible for their actions. At GED Lawyers, our Estero wrongful death lawyer will handle your case and navigate the wrongful death process so you can focus on taking care of your family.
Our team will investigate the cause of your loved one’s demise and identify all potential at-fault parties. We will also collect and organize evidence that proves your family is entitled to financial recovery. Damages we fight for include the cost of making your loved one’s final arrangements, your family’s loss of their financial contributions, and pain and suffering. We never stop fighting for the compensation you deserve, and we never stop fighting for you.
Our Law Firm Represents Your Family with Empathy and Compassion
It can be challenging to deal with the insurance company and build a strong case for compensation while simultaneously coping with the unexpected loss of a loved one. You do not have to deal with the legal aspects of your family’s loss on your own.
When we represent you, our legal team will:
- Identify the at-fault party or parties
- Prove the required elements of negligence
- Compile the documents that prove your case
- Speak to witnesses while their memories are vivid
- Communicate with the at-fault party’s representative
We will also ensure your case is filed with the Clerk of the Court and Comptroller on time.
Know Which Family Members Can Take Legal Action
The untimely demise of someone you love can affect the lives of many people. In Estero, the law limits which loved ones can seek financial compensation for a wrongful death caused by negligence.
Florida Statutes § 768.21 allows the following family members to file the appropriate legal action:
- The decedent’s spouse
- The decedent’s parents
- The decedent’s children
Certain circumstances may permit other relatives to seek compensation. Our legal team will explain which family members qualify and ensure the appropriate individuals pursue monetary recovery.
We Handle the Insurance Company So You Can Take Care of Your Family
The insurance company representing the at-fault party will fight hard to protect its bottom line. Our law firm will fight to protect you and your family and to obtain the compensation you are entitled to receive.
When we handle the insurance company for you, we will:
- Prove their policyholder’s negligence and liability
- Obtain, complete, and submit all claim forms
- Negotiate a fair and appropriate monetary settlement
- Take your case to court if a settlement is not forthcoming
Leave the at-fault party and their insurance company to us. We will handle every aspect of your case from start to finish and will not stop fighting for the best possible outcome for you and your family.
Recoverable Damages for Surviving Family Members
The loss of a loved one entitles your family to recover the same economic damages your loved one would have been entitled to had they survived the accident that claimed their life. Your family’s economic recoverable damages include:
- Your loved one’s medical bills
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of your loved one’s income
- Loss of domestic contributions
Non-economic recoverable damages include:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental and emotional anguish
- Loss of compassion and consortium
- Loss of society and companionship
Rarely, your family might be eligible to recover punitive damages. Punitive damages are typically awarded when the at-fault party’s actions are proven to be intentional, malicious, or otherwise egregious. Our legal team will inform you if your case qualifies for these additional damages.
We Ensure Timely Filing of Your Wrongful Death Case
According to Florida Statutes § 95.11, your family generally has two years to file a wrongful death action against the at-fault party. In most cases, personal injury claims like yours are settled without going to court. Our law firm will fight for this same outcome for you.
If your case cannot be resolved with an out-of-court settlement, we will file your lawsuit on time. Failure to do so puts your case at risk of immediate dismissal and could prevent you from filing your lawsuit at all. When you trust us with your family’s case, we make sure to comply with the statute of limitations.
Our wrongful death lawyer serving families in Estero will go to bat for your family. Our history of wrongful death compensation for surviving families includes:
- A $6.5 million settlement for the family of a fatal gas explosion victim
- A $1.2 million trial verdict for the family of a child fatally injured at a church
- A $1.062 million arbitration award for the family of an individual fatally injured in a bus accident
See additional case results on our website and learn more about how hard our team at GED Lawyers fights for the best possible outcome for your family.
Legal Service and Support at No Upfront Cost
Your family does not have to wait to pursue damages from the at-fault party. Doing so could mean the statute of limitations may run out if its potential fluctuations are misinterpreted. Our firm will accept your case on a contingency fee basis so you can get started immediately.
At no upfront or out-of-pocket cost to you, we will:
- Investigate your loved one’s demise
- Compile and organize supporting evidence
- Complete all insurance forms and paperwork
- Locate and interview lay and expert witnesses
- Negotiate with the at-fault party and their insurer
We will also represent you in court at no cost to you. Instead, we accept a percentage of your financial award as compensation, and if you do not recover damages, you owe us nothing.
Contact Our Case Review Team Today
If your family in Estero lost a loved one due to the negligence, carelessness, or recklessness of another person or entity, our wrongful death lawyer can help. We will build a solid case for financial recovery against the at-fault party. Find out how hard our wrongful death team at GED Lawyers will fight for the compensation your family is entitled to receive.