Okeechobee Wrongful Death Lawyers
The loss of a loved one can be emotionally and financially exhausting for an Okeechobee family, especially when a standard of living is wholly displaced. No amount of money can fully remedy a wrongful death, and legal representation may never be a strong priority; however, when a loved one is killed due to the negligent, reckless, or intentional conduct of another, families and surviving loved ones can pursue a legal cause of action to hold at-fault parties accountable and recover damages for financial loss.
At the Shiner Law Group, our wrongful death attorneys navigate grieving clients through Florida’s legal complexities by investigating the claim, performing legal and pre-trial research, consulting a network of accident reconstructionists, facilitating insurance negotiations, identifying the appropriate defendants, and overcoming innovative litigation strategies employed by insurance companies and their policyholders to secure the strongest financial recovery package available under Florida law. We answer any questions you may have and aggressively pursue the best results to ensure your legal and financial interests are protected.
If your loved one has been wrongfully killed due to the negligence of another person, business, or entity, contact our experienced Okeechobee wrongful death attorneys to discuss your legal rights and options, as you may be entitled to financial compensation.
Understanding Florida’s Wrongful Death Claims Process
Wrongful death can assume many forms, and claimants can obtain a significant advantage over sound defendants by securing the legal representation of a seasoned wrongful death attorney who understands the underlying causes of personal injury.
Our attorneys have the legal acumen to litigate across the full spectrum of incidents arising from negligence, including, but not limited to, vehicle accidents, premises liability cases, product liability cases, alcohol or drug-related accidents, nursing home abuse and neglect, firearm injuries, and manslaughter. Successful litigation, however, rests with the prompt gathering, examining, and preservation of evidence, as the statute of limitations for bringing a wrongful death legal cause of action against an at-fault party is two years within the state of Florida.
The wrongful death attorneys at the Shiner Law Group provide some common examples of damages sought by survivors in a wrongful death lawsuit:
- Pain and suffering.
- Lost future income and benefits.
- Lost protection, companionship, instruction, or services.
- Burial and funeral-related expenses.
- Medical expenses.
Under Florida’s Wrongful Death Act, claimants can recover damages as surviving family members or beneficiaries of the estate, though the types and amount of compensation available to survivors is more significant than damages recoverable by the estate. If the victim’s injuries were not immediately fatal, a separate survivorship lawsuit can be pursued on the victim’s behalf had he or she survived the incident of negligence.
How A Wrongful Death Attorney Can Help
With over 15 years’ experience representing wrongful death victims and their families in Okeechobee, the wrongful death attorneys at the Shiner Law Group have recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts because we are committed to balancing the scale of justice when families are grieving for their loss.
We understand wrongful death can cause physical, emotional, and financial hardship, so we customize our legal services to the facts and circumstances of each case to maximize our clients’ financial recovery potential. While our seasoned attorneys make every effort to negotiate a fair settlement outside of court, we are equally prepared to take your case to trial to safeguard your legal rights.
Speak with an Okeechobee Wrongful Death Attorney
If someone you love has been wrongfully killed due to the reckless, negligent, or intentional conduct of another, we welcome you call us at (855) 462-6878 or contact us online for a free case review to discuss your legal options. The Shiner Law Group represents personal injury and wrongful death victims in Okeechobee and the surrounding counties.