Finding the Right Wrongful Death Attorney
One of the hardest things we have to do in life is lose someone we love. If you have recently lost someone, we know you can relate. The only thing worse than losing a loved one is losing a loved one needlessly, because of a stupid, irresponsible act by someone else. If you have suffered a monumental loss of someone you love through the acts of another, you may want to discuss your rights with an attorney who specializes in wrongful death. In Florida, family members of a person who has died have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit, so that you can hold the parties who caused the death of your loved one responsible. Here are some pointers for finding a good wrongful death attorney.
What Is Wrongful Death?
Florida law says that wrongful death is the result of another person’s wrongful acts, the negligence of others, or through a breach of contract, such as a warranty. A lawyer for wrongful death in Florida has to be able to prove that had the person lived, they would be able to file a lawsuit themselves. For example, if your loved one died in a car accident caused by someone’s negligence due to drunk driving, he or she could have filed their own lawsuit had they survived. You and your family are eligible to receive a settlement for someone else’s negligent act that caused the death of your loved one.
What Should I Look for In A Wrongful Death Attorney?
When you are dealing with the loss of a loved one, you want a lawyer experienced in wrongful death. Your prospective attorney needs to be someone who focuses on personal injury claims. Personal injury lawyers have experience with winning lawsuits for their clients due to the negligence of another. Also, you want to find an attorney who knows about recovering compensation for medical bills, funeral costs, and financial repercussions of a sudden death within a family.
Your attorney needs to be caring and compassionate, because this is one of the most difficult times in your life. You want to find an attorney you can trust, and who will handle your concerns professionally. Ask friends and family for their recommendation for a lawyer. You can also look for lawyers who specialize in wrongful death through the State Bar of Florida, which is the licensing authority for lawyers in the state. Go have a look at the attorney’s website as well, and read the reviews, both good and bad. All of this will help you make the right decision.
When you are ready to look for a wrongful death attorney, we hope you’ll consider us. We promise to treat your case with sensitivity and discretion that you have come to expect from a quality attorney. Call the Dino Law Firm at 941-479-2255 or come by and see us at 2075 Main Street #2, Sarasota, Florida 34237.