If you have recently lost a loved one and you believe that the death was caused by the negligence of someone else you may be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit in Fort Lauderdale. You are going to be facing difficult times in the immediate future recovering from the loss and finding a way to deal with the new reality of your life. Filing a lawsuit may be the last thing on your mind but you have to look to the future.
You are already looking at final expenses and if your loved one contributed to the family income you could be looking at a serious financial shortfall. A wrongful death lawsuit will allow you to recover medical expenses and lost future income but it can be a tricky business to successfully pursue the case to settlement or verdict.
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In Florida your wrongful death lawsuit has to meet three elements in order to proceed. Those elements are:
- Conduct that amounts to a wrongful act, negligence, default, or breach of contract or warranty.
- The conduct upon which the lawsuit is based must have caused the death of the decedent.
- The conduct that is the basis of the lawsuit would have entitled the person injured to file a lawsuit and recover damages if they had not died.
Insurance companies do not want to litigate wrongful death cases because the dollars involved can be substantial as can the defense costs. What they will focus on is getting your case dismissed by proving it doesn’t meet the elements above. While those elements may seem straight forward, the judicial records are full of innovative defense arguments that muddy the water.
At Martin, Lister & Alvarez we specialize in wrongful death lawsuits and have a proven track record of success for our clients. Our attorneys have extensive experience in the field but just as importantly, they understand what you are going through. At Martin, Lister & Alvarez we have helped many families going through this difficult time and our focus is to relieve the stress and allow you to get on with life.
We have the experience and resources to take on even the most skilled defense team. Our job is to represent you and pursue the case to a fair and just settlement or verdict.
Let us help you. Call us today or submit your case for a no cost evaluation. The sooner you act the better a case can be built.