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Losing a loved one is a traumatic event for anyone, but the pain, suffering and grief can is multiplied when your loved one has passed due to the negligent or improper conduct of another. If you have lost a loved one as a result of another person(s), you may be eligible to receive compensation for your suffering.
In the event of fatal accidents, the at-fault party can be held financially accountable for their actions. The Miami-Dade County Wrongful Death Lawyers at Whittel & Melton can review your case for free and discuss what legal representation we can provide for you. We handle cases throughout Florida and Miami-Dade County, including Miami Beach, Coconut Grove, South Miami, West Miami, Coral Gables, Surfside, Pinecrest and Aventura. If you are seeking legal counsel in a wrongful death matter, call us now at 866-608-5529 or contact us online.
When a death is caused by another person(s) negligence, then this can constitute wrongful death, which means that family members/close relatives of the deceased can bring a claim against the at-fault parties for monetary damages. Wrongful death lawsuits can arise from instances of medical malpractice, car accidents, workplace accidents, defective products, semi-truck accidents, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, motorcycle accidents, aviation accidents, and more.
Surviving family members of the deceased who are suffering emotionally or financially can be involved in a wrongful death suit. These relatives often include the deceased’s spouse, the deceased’s children, and the deceased’s parents. Other relatives who may have depended on the deceased for financial support may be entitled to the claim as well. Our Miami-Dade County Wrongful Death Lawyers at Whittel & Melton can help you understand what you are entitled to under the law.
Surviving family members who are eligible to file a wrongful death claim under Florida law can recover monetary funds for the costs they have incurred since the passing of their loved one, like funeral expenses and medical bills. Moreover, benefits, lost wages, and other earnings will be given to family members based on the amount that the deceased would have contributed over the course of their natural lifetime.
If the wrongful death suit involves a child that was lost, then parents and surviving family members can seek financial compensation for emotional pain and mental anguish.
For spouses who have lost their life partner, financial compensation for loss of companionship and loss of consortium.
On that same note, if the deceased contributed or paid for any regular expenses of another family member, then financial compensation for this loss may be awarded as well.
The statute of limitations for wrongful death actions in Florida is tricky and needs to be watched closely by family members, the estate attorney, the personal representative, or anyone looking to see that Insurance proceeds go to the appropriate parties. In Florida, the time period in which a wrongful death lawsuit can be filed is two years.
Any lawsuit that you file has the potential to go to trial, so there is no way for us to guarantee that your wrongful death suit will settle out of court. We prepare every case as if we will go to trial, even though many wrongful death lawsuits settle outside the courtroom.
Trials can be costly and take a lot of time to resolve. Our Miami-Dade County Wrongful Death Lawyers at Whittel & Melton have the experience and skills needed to appropriately litigate your claim and at the same time fight to recover just compensation in a reasonable time frame. Since we do not know how any case will conclude, it is very important that you choose a lawyer that has trial experience so that they can argue your case in front of a judge and jury effectively in order to get you maximum compensation. Having an experienced trial lawyer on your side will also be an advantage if your case does not proceed to trial, as they will likely be able to get you the highest settlement out of court.
We only get paid if you do. You will not pay us an hourly rate or any upfront payments. You will pay a certain percentage, that we will thoroughly discuss with you before you offcially hire us, that is recovered through your wrongful death lawsuit. This is what is called a contingency fee arrangement and includes us covering all the out-of-pocket expenses with a right of reimbursement without interest once your case is finalized. If we are unable to recover compensation for you, then we do not get paid.
We offer completely free case evaluations where we meet with you in person to learn more about your situation. Call us now at 866-608-5529 or contact us online 24/7 to speak with us. We always return phone calls.
Our Miami-Dade County Wrongful Death Lawyers at Whittel & Melton have a proven track record of successfully representing clients in wrongful death matters, including those that arise from medical malpractice, swimming pool accidents, car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, birth injuries, construction accidents, pedestrian accidents, boating accidents, premises liability, negligent security, amusement park injuries, aviation accidents, cruise ship mishaps, and defective products and devices.
We are skilled negotiators who are not afraid of big corporations or taking a case to trial.
We have an established team of experts and are constantly expanding our resources to keep pursuing the maximum compensation for our clients with even the most unique sets of circumstances.
We help families that have lost their loved ones and we take great pride in focusing on what matters – you, our client.
Call us now at 866-608-5529 or contact us online to learn more about how we may be able to help with your wrongful death lawsuit in Miami-Dade County.
Before you can proceed with a wrongful death claim, you must first appoint a representative in probate court where the deceased lived so that this person can make all the decisions regarding the estate. All decisions will determine how your loved one’s property and wealth is dispersed and includes hiring a legal firm to represent the estate. This process is called opening an estate, and our Miami-Dade County Wrongful Death Lawyers at Whittel & Melton are fully prepared to help you manage and distribute the estate according to your loved one’s last will and testament or other instructions left on how their estate should be handled. We can answer any questions you have regarding this process.
Life insurance is a benefit paid out to any designated beneficiaries when the policyholder passes away. When the policyholder dies due to wrongful death, then the details for how to collect life insurance benefits can be a bit more complex.
Our Miami-Dade County Wrongful Death Lawyers at Whittel & Melton can help you understand what needs to be done to get the maximum number of benefits to assist with covering the costs related to the unexpected passing of your loved one. We will do everything we can to simplify this process and get you the answers you need to get your case started.
We urge you to contact us immediately if you have lost a loved one unexpectedly in an accident that was the result of another person’s carelessness. Call us now at 866-608-5529 or contact us online 24/7 for a completely free and confidential consultation.