Archer Wrongful Death Lawyer
There’s nothing worse than the unexpected passing of a close loved one. In the days that followed, you may have struggled to keep your normal routine, attend work, and care for your children or other family members. If another party’s negligence caused the fatal accident, you can fight for compensation. However, you may struggle to understand the claims process itself alone, making you feel uncertain about recovering damages.
Look no further for legal help. An Archer wrongful death lawyer from Meldon Law can manage your case’s tasks while you spend time with your family. We will gather evidence, negotiate with the insurer, and pursue financial recovery. You can start a free case review with our personal injury team when you call (352) 373-8000.
Let Our Archer Wrongful Death Lawyers Seek Damages for Your Family
As a part of seeking justice for your loved one and your family, we pursue a payout from the at-fault party. Our personal injury attorneys recover money for expenses, losses, and other costs endured by your loved one, their estate, and their survivors. Our team knows how to identify and catalog these recoverable damages, documenting them for the insurance company or for the jury if your case goes to trial.
We Don’t Charge Upfront Attorney’s Fees
We are a contingency-fee firm, meaning we do not ask our clients to pay upfront fees before working on their cases. We get paid from the compensation we secure during negotiations or at trial. You only pay us when we win your case.
We Seek Full Financial Recovery in Your Wrongful Death Case
Florida Statutes § 768.21 lists potentially recoverable damages in these cases. This includes actual expenses and losses incurred, such as:
- Medical bills and related expenses
- Property damage costs (if your loved one was in a car accident, for instance)
- Funeral and burial costs
- Loss of income and services
Financial recovery also includes some intangible losses suffered by the victim and their family members, such as:
- Any conscious pain and suffering the victim endured before their death
- Loss of parental love and guidance for surviving children
- Loss of companionship and other intangible losses suffered by the decedent’s spouse
Our Meldon Law Attorneys Represent Families in Archer Wrongful Death Cases
You can count on the team at Meldon Law to be there for you. We won’t back down. Our bilingual team serves every client with compassion and integrity. Our team will take on your fight like it was our own, treating you like family.
Your attorney’s skill, experience, and knowledge are the most important factors that affect the outcome of your case. This is why all our team members are dedicated to their careers, your case, and its outcome. We know you are relying on us.
We handle wrongful death cases based on a wide range of incidents and accidents, including:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Pedestrian and bicycle accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Dog bites
- Slip and fall accidents
- Traumatic brain injuries
Our lawyers can answer your questions as they arise and address any concerns you have about your case. We want to make sure you understand the legal process and your options moving ahead. Do not hesitate to contact our team to learn more.
We Understand the Laws Surrounding Wrongful Death Claims in Archer, FL
Under Florida Statutes § 768.19, Florida law allows the personal representative of a deceased victim to sue the at-fault party on behalf of surviving family members. This is possible when the victim would have had a valid personal injury case had they survived their injuries. In other words, if someone else’s carelessness or recklessness caused the fatal accident, the family can pursue damages.
Our Archer wrongful death attorneys understand how these cases work and will handle all aspects of your claim and/or lawsuit. This includes:
- Determining if you have a wrongful death case
- Identifying who can sue
- Investigating what happened
- Gathering evidence to support a compelling claim or court case
- Managing all communications with the insurance companies
- Fighting for fair compensation for our client and their family
Our attorneys handle Florida wrongful death cases regularly. We navigate the claims process, prove cases, and recover fair compensation for our clients daily. While success in one case does not guarantee a win in another, we know what it takes to develop a solid case—and win.
Building a Case Based on Your Loved One’s Archer, FL, Wrongful Death
Negligence is the primary focus of most personal injury and wrongful death cases. One party acted negligently, leading to injuries or the death of the other. Negligence usually occurs because of careless or reckless behavior. We must prove the following four elements:
- Duty of care
- Breach of duty
Let’s consider a fatal traffic accident. Every driver owes a duty of care to others on the road. They must follow all traffic laws and drive carefully to prevent a crash. When they breach this duty—usually by violating a traffic law—it can cause a collision and injuries.
We Prove Negligence Led to Your Loved One’s Passing in Archer
Imagine a driver approaching a red light. They must stop at this traffic signal based on the law. They breach their duty by failing to stop. Their vehicle continuing into the intersection is the proximate cause of the collision. The victims in the other car suffer physical, psychological, and financial harm.
If any of these victims pass away from their injuries, a wrongful death case might be possible. There are generally two ways we recover compensation for families in wrongful death cases:
- Negotiating a fair settlement with the at-fault party’s insurance carrier
- Taking the negligent party to trial and asking the jury to award fair compensation
Sometimes, we sue the at-fault party and can still negotiate a settlement agreement. This is, in fact, common.
However, there are deadlines we must meet. You may have up to two years to file a wrongful death action under Florida Statutes § 95.11(4)(d). Exceptions exist and could affect your rights. We can evaluate these exceptions and explain whether any apply.
Our Wrongful Death Attorneys in Archer Are Ready to Help Your Family
Meldon Law provides free case consultations for potential clients. We will assess your case and discuss your options and how we can help. Call (352) 373-8000 to get started right away.