Basic tips for Selecting a Wrongful Death Attorney

by admin on June 2, 2010

A wrongful death suit is a way for the family and dependents of the person who has died to seek some sort of compensation for the death. What exactly is a wrongful death? It is viewed as a death brought about by the carelessness or negligence of an individual, group, or even a company of some kind. It is not viewed as deliberate, but it is seen as leaving the “guilty party” open to financial punishment. When dealing with a Ft. Lauderdale wrongful death case, it is a wise idea to find a qualified attorney with experience in such cases.

It is important to remember that many states have different definitions of the laws around wrongful deaths, and even around who can bring a suit. A qualified Ft. Lauderdale wrongful death attorney will already understand the innermost workings of the issues and laws in any given area, and will be able to make the best recommendations to those involved.

For example, a Ft. Lauderdale wrongful death attorney can indicate it if is only the spouse and children of the deceased who is able to bring a lawsuit, or if it is also any others who depended upon the deceased for either emotional or financial support. Clearly the laws are full of complexities and this demands knowledgeable legal assistance.

Additionally, it is actually quite common for the guilty parties or their insurance companies to try to argue their way out of the responsibility. For instance, there might be efforts to negotiate absurdly low amounts of compensation outside of a courtroom setting, and only a qualified attorney will recognize if the proposed settlement is entirely unfair or if it is realistic. It is also quite common for no offers to be made at all, and this is because it is a frequently successful tactic. Again, a qualified attorney will see if a large company or group of legal experts is seeking to provide themselves with a way of escaping their financial debt for the wrongful death.

It is also significant to select a Ft. Lauderdale wrongful death attorney based on their experience in the area. Have they operated in this region for any length of time? Are they familiar with the judges and attorneys who also operate in this same area of the law? How many cases have they won in the area? These are all valid questions and concerns that must be addressed long before the lawyer is hired for the case.


About the Author:
David Benenfeld, Esquire has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1994. He specializes personal injury law in the Ft. Lauderdale and Miami, Florida area. Visit InjuryLawService.com for more information on a personal injury lawyer, auto accident attorney or Workers’ Compensation lawyer.
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