Accidents happen all the time. However, when an accident takes the life of a loved one, the party at fault should be held accountable. The goal of a wrongful death attorney is to recoup compensation for their clients’ losses.
At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, this is what we do. We advocate for families who have lost loved ones due to negligence. We can represent you at no upfront cost, and we don’t get paid unless you do.
How Long do You Have to File Your Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
Per Florida Statutes § 95.11(4)(d), you generally have two years to file your wrongful death lawsuit. Your deadline begins from the date your loved one passed away––not from the date of their fatal accident.
By contacting our Naples law firm:
- You give us time to investigate your case.
- You protect your right to financial recovery.
- You avoid having the statute of limitations expire in your case.
We Fight on Behalf of Grieving Families in Florida
Our law firm takes on a wide range of personal injury cases that end in fatalities. Some of our most common practice areas include:
- Auto accidents
- Job-related accidents
- Premises liability incidents (such as slips and falls)
- Dog bites/animal attacks
- Defective products
- Medical malpractice
- Bicycle/pedestrian accidents
Regardless of how you lost a loved one, your family has the right to explore their legal options. Our Naples wrongful death lawyers provide comprehensive services to relieve your family of their legal burdens.
Understand How Florida Defines Wrongful Death
One of the first things our legal team will do is determine the facts that led to your loved one’s passing. This is how we prove negligence, identify the at-fault party, and assign financial responsibility.
According to Florida Statutes § 768.19, we can pursue compensation for your family if your loved one’s passing was caused by:
- A wrongful act
- Breach of contract
- Breach of warranty
Understanding and interpreting Florida’s wrongful death, personal injury, and insurance laws on your own can be difficult and overwhelming. When our law firm manages your case, we make sure you understand every law that applies to your situation.
Possible Compensation in Your Naples Wrongful Death Case
Nothing can replace your loved one. However, we can recover your financial and non-financial losses.
Under Florida Statutes § 768.21, you may be eligible to receive the following:
You should lay your loved one to rest without worrying about financial obligations. Your case could account for:
- The burial plot and casket
- The headstone
- The venue
- Floral arrangements
- The memorial service
Medical Expenses Prior to Your Loved One’s Passing
If the decedent required end-of-life medical care, then your family may recover those costs. Compensation for these expenses can include:
- Life support
- Hospice care
Lost Income Your Loved One Would Have Earned
Was your family member a primary or secondary financial provider for their family? You may be able to receive reimbursement for their lost income, employee benefits, and more.
Non-Economic Losses That Resulted from Your Loved One’s Passing
You may also be eligible to recover:
- Emotional distress
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of parental guidance
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of household benefits
Find out what your case is worth. Connect with our team today.
How We Help Families with Their Wrongful Death Cases
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can provide the legal support you want. We provide legal services that include:
Managing Your Case
When you entrust your case to us, we will take care of:
- Handling all necessary communications
- Filing your case’s paperwork
- Meeting all deadlines
- Updating you on your case’s progression
- Alerting you to any settlement offers
Investigating Your Loved One’s Passing
To prove that your loved one passed away due to negligence, we can:
- Interview witnesses
- Consult with their doctors
- Review any accident reports
- Request their medical records
If your loved one’s accident was captured on camera, we can request and review that footage.
Estimating the Value of Your Losses
By reviewing your loved one’s employment records, medical bills, and other supporting documentation, we can determine the value of your losses.
We also engage with the insurance company on your behalf and fight for a fair settlement. If necessary, we can help you file a lawsuit. Our Naples personal injury lawyers can handle your entire case and advocate for your rights.
Considerations After Losing a Loved One
Your case is not over until you accept a settlement or a judge makes a ruling. Throughout your case’s development, here are some recommendations that could ease the claims process:
- Keep track of your expenses. All invoices, billing statements, and receipts should be kept in a safe place. Your wrongful death lawyer can use them to determine what constitutes a fair offer.
- Direct the claims adjuster to your lawyer. Now is your time to grieve. You should not have to bother with insurance representatives. When they call you, refer them to us. We will also answer their emails and messages as needed.
- Refrain from accepting the first offer. Your loved one’s passing could affect your family for several years. So, your settlement should account for these anticipated hardships. The first offer will likely not reflect these challenges. By allowing your lawyer to negotiate, you can recover what you are owed.
During your free case review, we can determine what other recommendations could aid your case.
We Strive to Provide Personalized and Compassionate Legal Support
Just as no two families are exactly alike, no two cases are exactly alike. At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we treat every family we represent like our own loved ones.
To ensure your family gets the support it needs during this trying time, we will provide you with:
- Your attorney’s direct phone number
- Ongoing updates on your case
- Timely answers to any questions
- Prompt replies to calls and emails
When we say our law firm goes the extra mile for you, we mean it. While you concentrate on helping your family cope with its loss, our client-focused team takes care of everything else.
See Why Previous Clients Recommend Our Law Firm
Serving injured clients and families is our passion. When clients we helped in the past tell others about our supportive environment, they leave reviews like the following:
- Charles L.: What unbelievable professionalism. If you have to hire an attorney to represent you during a difficult time, there is no other choice than Anidjar and Levine. Everyone I dealt with was great. Special thanks to Jonathan Holtz.
- Joe H.: Jonathan at Anidjar and Levine was very helpful. He kept us informed and comfortable that he was doing everything that he could to get us the most for our settlement. Thank you Anidjar and Levine.
We never stop fighting for you. Hear from other satisfied clients by browsing the reviews and recommendations on our client testimonials page.
Commonly Asked Questions in Naples Wrongful Death Cases
Our law firm frequently gets and answers these questions:
What Is the Average Value of a Wrongful Death Case in Naples?
Most wrongful death settlements are confidential. So, there’s no exact answer to this question. Your losses will be calculated based on your situation.
Is There a Cap or Maximum Limit on Wrongful Death Cases?
For the most part, Florida does not limit the damages your family can recover after losing a loved one. In many cases, there is no limit to what you can request for your economic damages and pain and suffering.
However, Florida imposes a cap on fatalities related to medical malpractice. Your lawyer can explain more during your partnership.
How Long Will It Take to Resolve Your Case?
We can’t answer this question without reviewing your situation first. The insurer’s cooperation, the value of your losses, and the nature of your loved one’s passing will determine your case’s timeframe.
What Happens If the Insurer Denies Your Claim?
If the insurer won’t pay for your losses, then we will seek compensation from the at-fault party in court. Here, we will present your case and demonstrate the impact of your situation. The at-fault party in your case could include a healthcare provider, motorist, company, or government agency.
Will My Case Go to Court?
While this is a possibility, it rarely happens. Most personal injury cases (including wrongful death cases) are settled outside of court. This often happens when the evidence is compelling and points to the at-fault party’s liability. We will not hesitate to go to court if a fair settlement is not forthcoming.
Can a Family Member Sue for Wrongful Death?
Immediate family members can file a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of a late loved one. These parties can include the decedent’s children, spouse, parents, grandparents, and siblings. Distant relatives are typically unable to pursue damages in these cases. However, some exceptions may apply.
Allow Our Naples Lawyers to Fight for Justice for Your Loved One
The last thing you should be worrying about right now is how to manage a legal claim. To find out more about our legal services, call one of our team members at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today. We offer free case reviews where in minutes, you can explore your legal options at no obligation.
We Can Help.