Fort Lauderdale Wrongful Death Lawyer
The loss of a loved one can be painful and traumatic. In a moment, your entire life turns upside down, and your future plans become uncertain. When another party’s negligence causes your loved one’s death, you may not know where to turn for guidance and support.
If you lost a family member, pursuing compensation could be the last thing on your mind. After all, what’s money in a time like this? Yet, financial recovery could account for end-of-life care costs and make your situation more manageable. A Fort Lauderdale wrongful death lawyer from Meldon Law can advocate for what you deserve.
You Pay Nothing Upfront to Retain Our Help
In a stressful time like this, the last thing you want to worry about is attorney’s fees. So, we waive all fees until the conclusion of your case. Since 1974, we’ve helped injured claimants and their families on a contingency-fee basis. We don’t charge a penny until your case comes to a fair conclusion. Even then, our fees come from the settlement we recover. You never pay us directly from your own savings.
Our Lawyers Manage Wrongful Death Claims Arising From These Situations
We won’t stop fighting for the justice your loved one deserves. Our team helps with all types of wrongful death cases, including:
Motor Vehicle Accidents
In Broward County alone, 2022 saw 36,612 motor vehicle accidents, resulting in more than 21,000 injuries and 246 fatalities. These accidents include:
- Car accidents
- Drunk drivers
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycles accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
Navigating car accident cases can quickly get complicated, especially in the aftermath of the provisions made by HB 837 which shortened the time you have to file a lawsuit. Issues involving fault, liability, and the value of your case can bring your case to a grinding halt. Our team combats any attempts to delay your case. We do everything in our power to hold the negligent party accountable and move your case onward.
Premises Liability Incidents (Such as Slips and Falls)
Business owners in Fort Lauderdale have a responsibility to keep their properties free from known hazards. However, every year, people lose their lives in deadly property accidents. From lethal falls to negligent security deaths, property owners may bear liability when another person suffers a fatal accident on their property.
Per Johns Hopkins, medical errors cause hundreds of thousands of deaths in the United States every year. Only heart disease and cancer cause more deaths. In Fort Lauderdale, deadly medical errors, medication mistakes, and surgical errors cause deaths every year at hospitals and clinics in the community.
If another party’s negligence caused your loved one’s passing, Meldon Law offers its unyielding support. Seeking compensation is just one of the many services we offer. Above all else, we prioritize your well-being and legal goals. We work for you and no one else.
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How Our Lawyers Pursue Wrongful Death Cases in Fort Lauderdale
Reckless drivers, negligent companies, and irresponsible manufacturers can all cause fatal accidents. At Meldon Law, we have successfully represented countless families in their pursuit of justice after losing a loved one.
We understand that all families are unique in the situations and obstacles they face. As such, we tailor all our legal services to you and your family’s needs. To do this, we offer free initial consultations. There, you can learn about how we:
Prove Negligence in Wrongful Death Cases
Proving wrongful death claims and securing compensation is not always easy. However, you don’t have to worry about parsing through complicated legalese and combating insensitive insurers on your own. Instead, you can breathe a sigh of relief and partner with Meldon Law.
One of our biggest obligations involves proving negligence. For example, we must establish that:
- The other party owed the decedent a “duty of care.” This means they had an obligation to act with reasonable caution. For instance, all motorists must drive with prudence.
- The at-fault party breached their duty of care. A motorist breaches their duty of care when they speed.
- The other party caused your loved one’s fatal injuries.
- You have damages stemming from the incident.
We want as much information as possible to support your case. Using the accident report, your loved one’s medical records, and eyewitness testimony, we can accomplish just that.
Manage Your Slip and Fall Injury Case’s Deadlines
Our attorneys move quickly and efficiently when building wrongful death cases. That’s because we know that you and your family want money as soon as possible to cover funeral expenses, medical costs, and household expenses. However, there are other reasons to consider prompt legal help.
Florida law allows the personal representative two years to file a wrongful death lawsuit. While this may seem like a generous time frame, we need as much time as possible to build a successful case. What’s more, if the statute of limitations passes, you could lose the right to file a lawsuit.
While some exceptions could extend your filing period, we suggest consulting our team before assuming anything. The state doesn’t make exceptions for misunderstandings.
Damages Our Fort Lauderdale Wrongful Death Lawyers Can Pursue
As noted, a personal representative of the decedent’s estate can file a wrongful death claim or lawsuit. They do so for the benefit of other parties, such as the decedent’s:
We work tirelessly to build your case and pursue damages, including:
- Loss of companionship and support
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering
- Medical expenses before your loved one’s passing
- The value of lost services and support
- Funeral and burial costs
- Lost wages and future earnings
- Loss of financial benefits
We may pursue additional damages depending on the details of your case.
Call Our Fort Lauderdale Wrongful Death Lawyers Today
Meldon Law is excited to break ground on your case and start advocating for your family. Serving our clients with compassion and integrity isn’t just our job––it’s our calling. Consult with our Fort Lauderdale personal injury lawyer today to learn more about your legal rights and options.