Wellington Wrongful Death Lawyers
The causes of wrongful death are virtually limitless, and the wrongful death attorneys at the Shiner Law Group understand the loss of a loved one is an unimaginable experience for any Wellington family, particularly if the death resulted from a negligible incident. The overwhelming sense of grief is compounded when undue financial hardship ensues, which is why we are committed to helping our clients hold at-fault parties accountable and recover the strongest financial compensation applicable under Florida law.
If your loved one has been wrongfully killed due to the negligence of an individual, business, or entity, contact our experienced Wellington wrongful death lawyers to discuss your legal rights and options, as you may be entitled to financial compensation.
Understanding Wrongful Death
As interpreted by Florida courts, a wrongful death occurs when a person is wrongfully killed due to negligence, willful misconduct, product liability, or premises liability – to name a few; however, 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, which makes securing legal representation by an experienced wrongful death lawyer vital to recovering financial compensation.
Claimants can file a wrongful death lawsuit when the negligible incident directly caused the victim’s death, resulting in financial loss. Damages can be recovered by surviving family members and beneficiaries of the estate, though the types and amount of financial compensation available to survivors is more substantial than damages recoverable by the estate.
If the victim’s injuries were not immediately fatal, a separate survivorship action can be pursued that allows families or beneficiaries of the estate to file a personal injury claim against the at-fault party had the victim survived the negligible incident.
The wrongful death lawyers at the Shiner Law Group provide some common examples of damages sought by survivors:
- Pain and suffering.
- Lost companionship, instruction, or consortium.
- Funeral costs and other burial expenses.
- Lost future income and benefits.
- Medical expenses.
The legal complexities involved in a wrongful death case are numerous, and claimants can obtain a significant advantage with respect to recovering financial compensation by securing the legal representation of an experienced Wellington wrongful death attorney who understands the underlying causes of personal injury.
How A Wrongful Death Attorney Can Help
With over 15 years’ experience representing wrongful death victims and their families in Wellington, our award-winning attorneys at the Shiner Law Group have recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts because we aggressively fight for our clients’ legal and financial interests as they grieve the loss of their loved one. We make every effort to negotiate a fair settlement outside of court to avoid costly litigation fees; however, we are nevertheless prepared to take your case to trial against large national chains and their policyholders.
As a visible part of the Wellington community, our seasoned wrongful death lawyers ensure your case is trial ready by conducting a thorough investigation of the facts, performing research, consulting a network of relevant experts, estimating the value of the claim, and identifying the appropriate defendants. While financial compensation cannot rectify a wrongful death, it can help families maintain their standard of living and mitigate financial hardship.
Speak with a Wellington Wrongful Death Lawyer
If someone you love has been wrongfully killed due to the reckless, negligent, or intentional conduct of another, we welcome you call us at (561) 777-7700 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 Wellington and the surrounding counties.