A death in the family is normally a somber and difficult experience. When the cause of death was a fatal accident, dealing with the loss is complicated by the legal aspects. Family members typically want to know, “Why did this happen? How will we cope with sudden expenses as well as the loss of his or her contributions to family life? Who was to blame? How will the negligent party be held accountable?” Answers to such questions may come through a wrongful death claim or lawsuit.
Sarasota Wrongful Death Lawyers
Examining Evidence and Preparing to Make a Claim
A wrongful death attorney representing the family can help bring a fatal accident case to closure, financially and legally speaking. A settlement or verdict cannot take the place of a lost loved one, but financial resources can give the family avenues of recovery.
A motorist who ran a red light and caused a death may be required by a court to compensate the next of kin of the deceased: a spouse, children, parents or siblings. In addition to civil liability, the guilty party may face criminal justice, as well. An irresponsible driver who killed someone may also be charged with vehicular manslaughter. A law firm preparing a wrongful death lawsuit will gather information from many sources, including from proceedings during a criminal trial.
A successful investigation will look into facts such as how the accident happened, who caused it, what insurance coverage may apply, and what doctors say about the manner of death. Your loved one’s estate may be compensated for his or her suffering, while you are compensated for your tangible losses.
At Greg Linehan Law, our attorney and staff will look at all angles when handling wrongful death cases for our clients. The ideal time to begin a thorough investigation is right away after a fatal accident before valuable evidence disappears. Families are normally occupied with mourning, funerals, and burials immediately after an accidental death. Our staff, sensitive to families’ need for grieving, can begin investigations without delay, working tactfully and quietly behind the scenes, as families process their loss together.
A Dedicated Sarasota Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Law Firm
As lifelong Sarasota residents, we are committed to serving our community through our law practice. If you have lost a loved one in this area or in an accident out of the area, we want you to know we are here to offer support.
When we lead your case, you will have ongoing communications with the attorney. You will also have our entire law firm on call, supporting your case. Teamwork for our clients’ sake is our way.