Loss of a Loved One? Here’s What You Need To Do

Are you suffering the loss of a loved one? Here’s what you need to do: read this article, then contact our Orlando attorneys to get started.

Choosing the Right Attorney For You

Loss of a Loved One? Here's What You Need To DoIf you’re looking for an attorney to help you in your wrongful death case here in Orlando, Florida, make sure that you sit down and speak with an attorney that is experienced and knowledgeable in handling these types of cases. Ask questions. Have they ever handled this type of case before? Have they ever litigated these types of cases before? What’s their experience been with these types of cases?

Each case is going to be particularly unique for the individual. Maybe you’re experiencing the loss of a son or a daughter or a parent or a brother or a sister and you simply want to find answers and you want to be able to make sure that your passing of a loved one is resolved in the best way possible. Some of the things that you need to look for, again, is someone that’s experienced in these types of cases. In particular, this area of law in Florida is very specialized in the sense that there are certain deadlines and there are certain other specialized details that need to be taken into account when dealing with a wrongful death in Orlando, Florida.

As opposed to a regular auto accident case or any other type of regular negligence case, there are different statute of limitations that are applied to filing a wrongful death claim in Florida. If these deadlines are not followed, unfortunately, your claim may be lost forever. It is very important to hire an attorney that has handled these cases before and has dealt with these types of unique circumstances. We understand that if you are going through this, you might be grieving. What you need to not lose focus of is the fact that there are these specialized limitations for your wrongful death case so it’s important to at least reach out to someone, ask those questions, and see if you can get the help that you need to help recover the compensation for the loss of your loved one.

Also, these wrongful death cases in Orlando, Florida can be difficult in the sense that they involve many different emotions. They involve many different tactics, unfortunately, by the insurance companies who, unfortunately, they won’t share your grief or your sorrow. They’ll simply be trying to minimize your claim and trying to make light of the situation, which of course, has greatly affected you. Meeting with an attorney who’s knowledgeable with those types of cases is going to ensure that you have the best outcome and they can answer your questions they can guide you through the entire process.

Case Value

It’s about justice for seeking the loss of their loved one at the result of the negligence of another party. The way that we determine compensation is we look at all the different factors that are available to us under Florida law. What’s important in being able to arrive at this conclusion is getting an attorney that’s familiar with the ways in which we can determine the value of such type of case.

Florida law is very unique in the sense that it dictates who in terms of which loved one, whether it’s a parent or a mother or a daughter or a brother or sister who was able to actually recover from the loss of a particular relative that has passed away as a result of the negligence of another person. If you are entitled to receive compensation from the loss, we will determine value based on several things. Some of these items are based on the relationships that are had with the loved one, whether the loved one was supporting you in any way, whether they were providing you with any type of assistance, and what type of income they were generating.

There’s also what’s called loss of consortium, which is a fancy way of saying what is the relationship or the loss of that relationship that you had with that person. If it’s a father, maybe you’ve lost the value of the paternal relationship, the things that a father could teach their son, the things that a father could teach their daughter. The loss of a mother, the loss of children, are often devastating. Those losses are determined on the loss of that relationship and the loss of those moments of joy that you experience with a family member. Each of those are unique to the individual who’s experienced those losses.

The way to achieve the most justice for the loss of your loved one in terms of the compensation and trying to reach the right amount is to speak with an attorney who’s handled these types of cases. They can guide you through these intricate details and help you achieve the justice that you deserve.

Case Timeline

Our simple answer to them is it really depends on the unique facts and circumstances of your case. There are some cases that can be resolved quickly. That means that the insurance company or the negligent party, the one that was at fault and caused the incident, they’re willing to work with us in order to get the claim resolved as quickly as possible.

Getting the claim resolved as quickly as possible can help in many ways. It can help close these wounds. It can help get some closure for the clients and for the insurance companies that are going to help them move on and reduce their exposure. Sometimes, we have cases that get resolved in that manner. Then we have other insurance companies that tend to be a bit more difficult in the sense that they are unreasonable and they are unwilling to work with you as a grieving party. They simply don’t care about your loss. They don’t care about the injustice that has occurred. They simply care about protecting their client, minimizing their risks, and just making it very difficult for you to achieve the resolution that you wish to achieve.

Under any of those circumstances, either the short resolution or the long resolution, what you need to do is find an attorney that’s experienced in handling these types of wrongful death cases. The attorney is going to be able to help you in navigating through a short resolution in a sense that they’re going to be able to tell you is this a good idea, should we resolve this case shortly, should we accept this settlement offer, should we close this chapter in our lives. An attorney experienced in wrongful death can help you with that. Also if the insurance company is being difficult and wishes to drag this out, then you need to have an attorney that is willing to fight and go for the long haul in getting you the justice that you deserve. You need to find someone who has litigated these types of cases, who has dealt with difficult insurance companies, and who’s willing to go to trial if you are unable to resolve it.

These are many of the things that come into play when trying to figure out how long it may take to resolve your case. On the shorter end, if you have a company that’s willing to work with you and is being reasonable, then it could take a few months or less than a year. If you’re working with a more difficult company or a difficult insurance company that is being unreasonable and wishes to just do everything they can to fight and deny your claim, then that could take more than a year and upwards to several years, but it really depends on the unique facts and circumstances of your case.

Attorney Fees

When we have a client that comes in and they talk to us about a loss that they have experienced, they often ask how much they will have to pay an attorney to bring my claim. The simple answer to that is it will not cost you anything to bring the claim. As an attorney experienced in working those types of cases in Orlando, Florida, we handle everything up until the finality of the case and the person bringing us the case, our client, owes nothing until the case is resolved in their benefit.

During the entire process of the case, , we will spend the money to secure all the evidence, whatever experts we need, and make sure that we gather and put together the case that will assure you the best possible resolution. All of those costs that are accumulating during the case, those are paid for by us and you are not responsible for anything up until the resolution of the case. All of this is done to ensure that you have the best possible resolution. Without some of these things, it could affect the value and the ultimate value of your case. Hiring an attorney that is knowledgeable in wrongful death cases and has the resources that will give them the ability to be able to secure all of this for your benefit is very important in making sure that you get the best possible outcome.


Have you been suffering the loss a loved one? Here’s what you need to do: contact our experienced Orlando wrongful death lawyers today for a free consultation and case evaluation.

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