HOW A FLORIDA WRONGFUL DEATH ATTORNEY CAN HELP YOU
Before deciding if you need to hire a Florida wrongful death attorney you first need to understand what constitutes a wrongful death and whether or not you are going to have a legitimate claim against the person or company that you feel is responsible.
In order for your Florida wrongful death attorney to have a case he must be able to prove the victim died as a result of the negligence of another person or company. Originally under the laws that came over with the English colonization of this country a wrongful death suit could not be brought to trial because since the victim was dead there was no one to compensate for damages incurred. Over the years these laws have been changed to allow the family of the victim to file claims for compensation and now most states have a wrongful death compensation law in force to take care of the families of the victims.
If your Florida wrongful death attorney is to file a successful wrongful death suit it must have all four of these elements, which while they may vary a little from state to state apply in most cases. The attorney must be able to prove that the death of the victim was caused either wholly or at least in part by the defendant’s actions or inactions. They must show that the defendant acted in a negligent way or can be held liable for the victim’s death. In order for there to be a case for compensation there must be surviving members of the victim’s family, a spouse, children, beneficiaries or dependents and there must be some form of monetary damages as a result of the victim’s death.
Because the laws do vary from state to state your Florida wrongful death attorney can help you to understand your rights under the laws of Florida and make sure that your case is properly filed with respect to the laws of Florida. These laws can be very complicated and difficult to understand and as such the use of an attorney is highly recommended in this type of case.
Along with being able to tell you if you have a valid case your Florida wrongful death attorney can tell you if you have sufficient evidence to take your case to trial and what type of evidence you need to ensure you have the best chance of winning your case. He can tell what you can expect during the trial and what type of compensation you can expect to receive if your case goes to trial. He will also help you to assemble the evidence and information necessary should your case go to court or if the defendant decides to settle out of court he can help to make sure that the compensation offered is acceptable instead of taking the case to court.
In Florida a wrongful death attorney such as Steven Farbman of Law Offices of Steven S. Farbman can help you to properly prepare your case for trial. He will make sure that you have all of the information and evidence that you need to be successful with your case. As a board certified trial lawyer Steven Farbman is dedicated to helping you and your family get the results you need and hold those responsible accountable for their actions.