Wrongful Death Case Questions

Wrongful Death Case Questions

Check out this article to learn the answers to these wrongful death case questions in Florida. Then call Norden Leacox for a free legal consultation.

1. What is important to know about a wrongful death case?

Wrongful Death Case QuestionsRecently, I had a friend reach out to me regarding what might be important to know when discussing a wrongful death claim in Florida. The answer here in Orlando is that wrongful death is when someone is tragically killed as the result of the negligence of another, meaning someone did something wrong that resulted in the death to an individual. When that happens, there are many things that need to be investigated, need to be determined, need to find out why, how, and could it have been prevented. Then we need to go in and determine the damages, how it’s affected the family, how it will continue to affect the family for the rest of their lives, and how that sad person that lost their life didn’t get to live their life the way they should have.

When something like this happens, it’s very important that you contact a knowledgeable, experienced trial attorney. If you have a loved one that was lost as the result of another’s negligence, please contact us.

2. How long will my wrongful death case take?

One of the questions that new clients typically ask is how long a wrongful death case will take. The answer here in Orlando is it depends. There are a lot of factors that go into this. How long are the courts themselves setting the case out for trial? Typically, that can be 12 to 18 months from the date that a trial is requested. In the hands of an experienced and knowledgeable trial lawyer, however, many insurance companies decide to be fair and reasonable in the first few months after a wrongful death, rather than going all the way to trial. If that is the case, these cases can typically be resolved in six to twelve months.

The simple answer is it depends on the specific facts in dealing with your wrongful death case. If you have lost a loved one, please contact us. We’re here to help.

3. What is the value of my wrongful death case?

One of the questions that’s typically asked at the beginning of a case is, “What is the value of my wrongful death case?” The answer in Orlando is, it all depends. There are many unique factors that go into each case. Each case is very different and has specific things that need to be looked at. That’s why it’s important to hire an experienced, knowledgeable trial lawyer.

Some of those factors can be as simple as how old the person was. How much were they making in their profession? What is their loss of income to the family? How many children did they have that they were supporting that are now losing that support? Were they married? Did they have adult children? All of these different issues factor in. Because of that, as I’ve said, it’s extremely important that you hire a knowledgeable trial lawyer.

If you’ve lost a loved one as the result of someone’s negligence, please contact us.


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