If you lost a close loved one due to the negligence of another person, you might be entitled to compensation. Pursing compensation can never replace your loved one. However, it can serve as a form of justice and help ease your financial stress.
A fatal accident that results in the loss of a loved one leaves you no time to say goodbye. The shock of learning the news may overwhelm you as you deal with planning a funeral.
During this time of turmoil, it is important that you contact a Port Charlotte fatal accident lawyer from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine. We can represent your interests so that you do not have to worry about the details of your civil action.
You do not owe us anything unless we win your case. Take the first step toward possible justice for your loved one by calling us now for a free case evaluation at 1-800-747-3733.
Many Types of Accidents Can Become Fatal
A fatal accident due to negligence can be frustrating because of the fact that the person’s death may have been preventable had the other person used care.
Common types of fatal accidents include:
- Traffic accidents: These accidents may involve cars, semi-trucks, or motorcycles that strike one another, pedestrians, or bicyclists. According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there were 2,917 fatal motor crashes in 2018.
- Watercraft accidents: These accidents may involve boats and jet skis.
- Construction accidents: These accidents may involve forklifts or other heavy machinery. In other cases, falls lead to several fatalities in the construction industry.
- Slip and fall: Property negligence may lead to a guest slipping and falling, which can cause severe head trauma or other deadly harm.
- Swimming pool accidents: These accidents may involve drowning due to a lack of or failed safety measures.
These are just a few examples of the types of accidents that can result in a fatality.
If your loved one died because of another person’s reckless actions, facing the future without them might be difficult to cope with. Possible financial compensation may help ease your anxiety regarding your finances. Let a Port Charlotte fatal accident lawyer help you with your wrongful death case. Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine now for a free case evaluation at 1-800-747-3733.
Duty of Care
Negligence relates to the duty of care that people must use to protect others from harm. When someone acts negligently, they may be held liable for the results. There are four key elements regarding the duty of care in a civil lawsuit:
- Duty of care: The defendant owed a level of care to the victim.
- Breach of duty: The defendant acted in a way that breached their duty of care.
- Causation: The defendant’s lack of care resulted in the victim’s death.
- Damages: The plaintiff suffered from the victim’s death and is entitled to compensation as a result of the defendant’s actions.
When we prepare your case for negotiations or a possible trial, we carefully examine the details of the accident that caused your loved one’s death. Evidence, such as official police reports and accident scene video and photos, can help us demonstrate how the defendant breached the duty of care owed your loved one.
We Can Handle Insurance Companies and Settlement Negotiations
Many wrongful death cases begin with insurance company negotiations. This is an attempt by legal teams and insurance company representatives to reach an agreement outside of court.
Insurance companies often try to avoid the negotiation process by approaching loved ones directly. While they may appear compassionate regarding your loss, the offer they extend to you is a business deal that protects their best interests.
A large number with a lot of zeros may appeal to you, and you may feel tempted to accept their offer. While there is no monetary value for your loss, do not accept any offer without hiring legal representation.
The loss of your close loved one is devastating, and a low-dollar amount does little to compensate for the reckless actions that caused their death. Your time of grief requires rest, which insurance companies are sure to disrupt. Stand firm, reject their settlement offer, and refer insurance companies to your lawyer.
Types of Possible Compensation
With the average funeral costing thousands of dollars, pursuing compensation in a wrongful death lawsuit is important for possible reimbursement of these costs and other damages, such as:
- Reimbursement of final medical expenses for your loved one
- Loss of income and potential future earnings
- Loss of inheritance
- Loss of companionship
A wrongful death case generally involves economic and noneconomic damages. These types of damages are often challenging to explain in negotiations and before a jury. Contacting the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine may help you to better understand if you have a case and how we can help you.
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine Can Work on Your Wrongful Death Case
Losing a loved one in a traumatic accident can be heartbreaking and frustrating. The overwhelming feelings of sadness and worry can drain you. If your loved one contributed financially to your household expenses, the stress of how to pay your bills might cause you great anxiety.
A Port Charlotte fatal accident lawyer may be able to help you through this highly emotional time. The team at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine understands what a difficult experience this is, and that is why we want to help you fight for justice.
The legal process is often confusing to people who are unfamiliar with how the system works. We carefully explain where your case is on the journey toward possible compensation. By sharing updates as new developments occur, we provide consistent communication with you.
The 2019 Florida Statutes § 713.23(7)(d) sets the statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death lawsuit to two years. The time starts at the moment of death. Two years is not much time for pursuing compensation due to the complexity of such an emotional case.
If you experienced the sudden and tragic loss of a close loved one, let us help you. There is no cost upfront for you. We collect our attorney’s fee only if and when we win your case. Call us now for a free case evaluation at 1-800-747-3733.
We Can Help.