Newberry Wrongful Death Lawyer
Losing a loved one can bring a flurry of emotions, from confusion to anger to sadness. During this challenging period, the family at Meldon Law wants to support your family. By offering comprehensive legal help, our Newberry attorneys hope to put your mind at ease and resolve your wrongful death case.
With more than 50 years of experience advocating for grieving families, we’re confident that we can build a compelling case that asserts your right to damages. To learn more about the benefits of entrusting your case to our Newberry personal injury lawyers, call (352) 373-8000.
Our Newberry Wrongful Death Lawyers Fight for Compensation
The wrongful death attorneys at Meldon Law offer comprehensive legal help to those living in the aftermath of a loved one’s passing. We believe that our knowledge, coupled with our passion for helping injured people, empowers us to build the strongest possible claims and lawsuits.
In our years of service, we’ve recovered millions for grieving families. To guide you through this challenging time, we plan on:
- Serving as your legal counsel. Our attorneys advise surviving family members on their rights, potential claims, and the legal process involved in seeking a wrongful death claim. We address all of your questions, so you can make informed decisions moving forward.
- Investigating your loved one’s passing. We will conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s death. Our personal injury lawyers will gather evidence, interview witnesses, and review documents that support your claim.
- Identifying the liable parties. Using evidence, our legal team will identify the parties who are legally responsible for your loved one’s passing. Liability may lie with an individual or a larger entity.
- Handling all case-related communications. You don’t have to answer a single phone call from the liable party with us on your side. We field all communications with the insurance company and other involved entities.
- Assessing your compensable damages. To recover fair compensation, we must determine the value of your case’s economic and non-economic damages. These calculations require us to understand the details of your loved one’s passing, along with any allegations of fault.
- Consulting with experts. Our Newberry wrongful death lawyers may consult with field experts, such as medical specialists, accident reconstructionists, or financial experts, to bolster your case.
- Handling negotiations and settlements. In many instances, wrongful death claims resolve through negotiations with the responsible party or their insurance company. Our accident lawyers will handle everything this process entails, from filing your claim to negotiating with the claims adjuster.
- Filing a lawsuit and providing legal representation in court. If we cannot reach a fair settlement through negotiations, your attorney will represent you and your family at trial. They will present evidence, call witnesses, and present arguments to support your claim.
Meldon Law CARES about your wrongful death claim in Newberry. Throughout our partnership, we’ll do everything in our power to reach a fair outcome. We pride ourselves on our compassion, advocacy, reliability, excellence, and success-driven results.
You can uncover your rights and legal options today during your no-obligation case review.
Our Personal Injury Clients Pay Nothing to Work With Our Attorneys
You’ve already suffered enough because of your loved one’s passing; you shouldn’t have to endure further financial hardship by hiring an attorney. To make legal help accessible, we offer help on a contingency-fee basis. Our law firm doesn’t charge anything upfront or out of pocket to get started on your case. A portion of your settlement pays for our help, never your own savings.
Our Wrongful Death Attorneys Prove Negligence in Your Newberry Case
Most wrongful death claims hinge on the legal principle of negligence, meaning that another party’s actions caused your loved one’s passing. So, to recover damages, we must find evidence that backs these four elements:
- Duty of care. This refers to a party’s legal obligation to exercise reasonable care toward others. Imagine a wrongful death case arising from a car accident. The negligent driver had a duty of care to operate their vehicle with reasonable prudence and caution.
- Breach of duty. This occurs when the party fails to fulfill their duty of care, either through an action or omission. Going back to the previous example, we would show that the at-fault motorist violated their duty of care by driving recklessly.
- Causation. Next, we must show that because the negligent party violated their duty of care, they caused the fatal accident. Supporting evidence here could include traffic camera footage, eyewitness testimony, and the accident report.
- Damages. Your loved one’s passing resulted in damages, such as end-of-life medical expenses and pain and suffering.
In some cases, negligence does not need to be proven to hold a party liable for their careless actions. This is called “strict liability,” and it applies to product liability cases where a defective or failed product caused a person’s death.
An example would be if a person’s brakes failed due to a manufacturer defect, leading to a fatal car crash involving your loved one. If that situation sounds similar, don’t despair; Meldon Law wants to advocate for what you and your family deserve.
Our Newberry Team Seeks Financial Compensation for You
Our team understands that financial recovery can only go so far in the aftermath of a loved one’s passing. Still, we hope that by securing the best possible outcome, you’ll have the funds you need to rebuild your life. That being said, depending on the details of your wrongful death claim, compensable losses may include:
- The loss of the decedent’s companionship and protection
- Lost parental companionship, instruction, and guidance
- End-of-life medical care
- Property damage costs (if your loved one totaled their car in a collision)
- Anything you spent out of pocket on childcare costs and transportation arrangements
- Funeral expenses and other end-of-life costs
- Loss of the decedent’s earnings
- Pain and suffering, mental anguish, and emotional distress
Florida has a two-year statute of limitations for wrongful death lawsuits. Once that period expires, you could lose the right to file a lawsuit against the at-fault party. Given this timeline, we recommend consulting our personal injury attorneys as soon as possible.
Begin Your Free Case Review With Our Wrongful Death Lawyers
If you lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, it is crucial to act promptly. We want to start building your case and advocating for you as soon as possible.
At Meldon Law, we provide free consultations where we can discuss your case and explore your legal options. Call (352) 373-8000 today. Our legal team stands ready to advocate for you and your loved ones now.