It can be particularly hard to lose someone and determine if you or a loved one should file a wrongful death claim. You never want to do something simply out of revenge or because you hold a grudge, but especially when you feel that a loved one’s life has been ripped away, you may believe that you and your family are owed retribution and even compensation. In addition to the massive heartache that you feel, you may also be stuck paying extremely high medical bills as well as funeral and burial costs. Wrongful death attorneys understand this kind of pain and know that you should not be forced to go through it. However, they are here to help you walk this journey together and try to get you and your loved ones the compensation you all deserve.
How do you determine if something is wrongful death?
Attorneys know that it can be hard to determine if a situation is a wrongful death. Just because someone else is involved in the death somehow does not automatically make it their responsibility or mean that they contributed to it. However, we look to see if your loved one died because another person was acting:
While we are primarily looking for someone to be acting negligently when it comes to causing wrongful death, acting illegally, carelessly, or recklessly are all signs that a wrongful death may have occurred. Thus, if someone else was being negligent and failing to meet the same standards of other people by acting in a manner that was otherwise unsafe and caused your loved one to become so severely injured that they died, we would consider this to be wrongful death.
If you believe that your loved one’s death could have been prevented, you are likely on track to thinking that this was a wrongful death. That is why it is good to get in contact with the attorneys from our firm quickly so that we can look at the evidence of the time in question and determine if negligence played a key role.
For example, if your loved one was driving in a car, paying attention to road signs, and otherwise making sure to abide by the rules of the road while another person was driving and texting or driving drunk then hit them, the other driver would be considered driving negligently. They were driving in a manner that could (and should) have been prevented.
For more information on how we can help you with your wrongful death lawsuit, please contact a wrongful death attorney in Longwood, FL as soon as possible.
Thanks to David & Philpot, P.L. for their insight into personal injury claims and steps for filing a wrongful death claim.