Did you lose a loved one due to negligence and have questions? Check out these 3 wrongful death tips and give our Florida office a call to get started.
1. Wrongful Death Claim Value
The other day, a client in the Tampa area asked me how we determined the value of their wrongful death case. They had a loved one that unfortunately died in an auto accident. Generally speaking, there are two sets of recoverable damages— one to the estate of the deceased and one to the survivors. The survivors of the deceased are determined by the statute, so what you need is a qualified attorney who’s handled cases in wrongful death before to properly evaluate the case.
We would be glad to look at your wrongful death case in Tampa. Give us a call.
2. Wrongful Death Case Timeline
We recently had a wrongful death case out of Hillsborough County in Tampa, and the client asked a good question that many clients ask: How long is my case going to last? It’s hard to answer that. Wrongful death cases carry with them a very peculiar set of rules and laws, and they’re very well-stated, if you will, in the Florida statutes. That said, there’s no telling how long your case is going to last.
What you do want to make sure is that you have a lawyer that’s going to fight and get you the maximum value on your case. That could take a year and a half, it could even take three years, but it’ll be well worth it. Settling for a smaller amount is what the insurance carriers want you to do. Wrongful death cases carry with them tremendous pitfalls, and you need a lawyer who is knowledgeable about these areas of the law. We would love to discuss your wrongful death claim with you. Give us a call.
3. Wrongful Death Insurance Investigation
We had a client, unfortunately, whose family member had been a victim of wrongful death in the state of Florida. He asked us whether he should speak to the insurance company. We told him, no, not off the bat. Talk with a lawyer first. If you decide to pursue a claim, maybe then after you can speak with them. At the initial part of the case, no, you shouldn’t because the insurance companies are there to adjust a claim; they’re there to pay the lowest amount possible. You need a lawyer if your family member was the victim of a wrongful death. You need a lawyer that is well-versed in the Florida statutes regarding wrongful death claims.
Give us a call so we can help you navigate through what is usually a very difficult time.
Did you lose a loved one from the negligence of another in Florida and have questions about our 3 wrongful death tips? Contact experienced Florida wrongful death attorneys at Serrano Law today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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