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Wrongful Death: Hiring a Lawyer Experienced in Wrongful Death

The purpose of wrongful death litigation is to help restore a family that has been shattered by loss of a loved one due to negligence. The decision to explore filing a case is an important first step. The next is finding an attorney who will take the reins and pursue justice.

Because of the great complexity involved in wrongful death lawsuits, this is no easy task. At Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured, we are fully prepared for the challenge.

At a time when your family is grappling with an enormous loss, we take the responsibility of looking after your financial and legal wellbeing. We understand your life has been upended, and it seems nothing will ever be right again.

We bring to the table more than 40 years of experience in fighting for injured people and grieving survivors. It is with confidence we can say our clients receive a peace of mind knowing their case is in capable hands. We meticulously review every relevant aspect and pull from our vast well of experience.

Our goal is to see you, your children and your loved ones back on solid financial footing. Of course, no amount of negotiation or litigation can ever return things to the way they were because nothing can bring your loved one back. There will always be a hole in your lives and in your heart. However, an experienced attorney can help you bring the truth to light and hold accountable those whose reckless, careless actions contributed to your immense loss, pain and suffering.

How an Experienced Lawyer Helps Your Case

There is a common turn of phrase that purports, “The facts speak for themselves.”

However, it’s a different reality when you’re in a courtroom or before an arbitrator or across the table in mediation. In wrongful death cases, it’s your lawyer who will give voice to your claims.

Without an accomplished attorney, even the most solid case predicated on straightforward facts and clear proof of negligence can fail.

Here are the advantages to choosing a legal team with proven success:

  • We help you determine if you have a case. This may seem a simple matter, but the truth is an untimely, tragic death is not always grounds for a lawsuit. There must be a careful assessment of whether defendants failed to act as a reasonable person or similarly-situated professional would in the same circumstances. Even if there is evidence of negligence, it’s important to weigh whether any would-be defendants and/or insurers will have the ability to pay in the event litigation is pursued. In some cases, we may be able to identify defendants you hadn’t realized existed or were exposed to liability.
  • We thoroughly investigate the facts of each case. In many instances of serious injury or wrongful death, there will likely be a number of investigations happening simultaneously. The police may launch a criminal investigation. If a child is involved, the Department of Children and Families might open a case to determine what went wrong. In a workplace death, the employer will likely start an inquiry, which could go on at the same time as a formal investigation by agents with the Occupational Health and Safety Administration. Additionally, insurance companies have their own seasoned investigators who will delve through every element of a case. At-fault persons or businesses may have their own attorneys exploring the details. None of these entities is working directly for you. That’s our job. We carefully sift through all the information, determine what elements of evidence might be missing and actively seek discovery of all relevant witness statements, photographs, data, medical records and more.
  • We ensure your case will adhere to all statutory filing and time limit requirements. Wrongful death lawsuits have to be filed by a personal representative, which means there first has to be a probate estate established. If there is conflict regarding who should be named, the process can take a while. Additionally, wrongful death lawsuits must adhere to strict statutes of limitation, or time limits by which they must be filed. In Florida, the limit is two years, with few exceptions. There are also certain notice requirements that must be properly fulfilled in order for the claim to be valid. Government entities and medical malpractice defendants are granted certain procedural advantages. You benefit by our advanced knowledge of these issues and commitment to promptly addressing them.
  • We are dedicated to providing the knowledge, the time and resources necessary to secure a successful outcome in your case. When we accept a case, we consider it a privilege, and we do not take the responsibility lightly. We will work to keep you involved and informed every step of the way.

Wrongful death cases are deeply personal to us, and we treat clients like we would our own family.

Contact Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured, for a free and confidential consultation to discuss your rights. There are no fees or costs unless we win. Offices in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Naples and Port Charlotte.

Call 800-646-1210 for a Free Consultation

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