Carrollwood Wrongful Death Attorney
If a bicycle accident or other serious personal injury takes the life of a victim, nothing can fill the resulting emotional hole. It’s almost insulting to imply that any sum of money could possibly substitute for another person’s life. Unfortunately, no one can turn back the clock and prevent the accident from happening. Furthermore, financial compensation is usually the only available remedy in these situations. Additionally, compensation helps survivors pick up the pieces of their lives and move on. That’s what the decedent would have wanted.
The compassionate Carrollwood wrongful death attorneys at Moore Law understand the intense pain and suffering these incidents cause. Many of the people on our professional team have undergone the same experience. So, we work extra hard to guide survivors through the legal process and resolve these matters as quickly as possible. The available compensation usually includes money for pecuniary losses, such as funeral and burial costs, the decedent’s final medical bills, and lost future emotional and financial support.
Wrongful Death Causes
Vehicle collisions, unintentional poisonings, mostly drug overdoses, and falls are the leading causes of wrongful death claims in Florida.
In 2020, vehicle miles travelled dropped significantly. Nevertheless, the number of car crash fatalities hit a ten-year high. Today’s vehicles are bigger and faster, and therefore more dangerous, than any previous vehicles.
Most car wrecks are not “accidents.” Instead, driver error causes about 90 percent of these incidents. That error could be driver impairment, like driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or an operational error, like making an illegal turn or speeding.
Tragedies that are the scope of the opioid overdose epidemic usually have multiple causes. So, drug overdose claims are quite complex.
Frequently, a negligent physician had a hand in the overdose. Many doctors write prescriptions without thoroughly checking patient history records. Or, they prescribe powerful opioids in a case where a less-powerful drug is a better choice.
Drug companies made millions by marketing drugs that were stronger than heroin directly to desperate patients. Similarly, shipping companies often shipped drugs without asking questions, in violation of their responsibilities under the Controlled Substances Act.
Falls, be they falls from a height or slip-and-fall incidents, are often fatal if the victim had a pre-existing condition, like a bad back.
Your Claim for Damages
Sooner or later, most injury claims settle out of court. Due to the complexity of a wrongful death case, as outlined above, settlement usually comes later instead of sooner. If a Carrollwood wrongful death lawyer settles a case too quickly, the settlement might not accurately reflect all losses. Items such as lost future emotional and financial support are very difficult to determine.
Informal settlement negotiations usually begin in earnest once the case goes to court. At that point, insurance company lawyers are often under substantial pressure from their bosses to resolve cases.
Additionally, if a case remains unresolved late in the process, a judge usually intervenes and orders the parties to attend mediation. Basically, mediation is a court-supervised negotiation session. Additional rules apply in these situations, like the duty to negotiate in good faith. As a result, mediation often succeeds if unsupervised negotiations have failed.
Connect with a Savvy Hillsborough County Lawyer
Injury victims are usually entitled to significant compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced wrongful death lawyer in Carrollwood, contact Moore Law by going online or calling 813-510-5400. We do not charge upfront legal fees in these matters.