Claiming Wrongful Death Is Never Easy

by admin on August 2, 2010

If you have recently lost a loved one due to the negligence of an individual or organization, then you may be considering your options for compensation.  The loss of a spouse or a parent is truly devastating, and the repercussions can reach every corner of your life.  This is especially true if your lost loved one was a provider, which leave you with piles of bills and no income.  You do have a solution, but you must be willing to fight hard for justice.

The manner of death does determine the type of attorney you will need.  While there are several Miami wrongful death lawyers from which to choose, you will be best served by choosing one that has experience with cases that are similar to yours.  For instance, if you have lost your loved one due to dangerous pharmaceuticals that did not carry adequate warnings, then you should find an attorney that has tried several pharmaceutical cases.  He or she will know all of the loopholes that a pharmaceutical company might try to use, and can better protect you from the giant corporations that get out of trouble easily because of their money.  In that same vein, you will want to seek out an attorney with motor vehicle accident experience if your loved one was involved in a public transportation accident.  

Keep in mind that your lawyer will not likely charge any fees until the case has been settled and you are declared the winner.  Miami wrongful death attorneys often charge a percentage of the compensation, so you should be sure that you are aware of their required fees before you sign any contracts to retain them.  Getting everything in writing is a great idea, because it will back you up later down the road if anything is called into question.  Be wary of attorneys that want to settle too soon and for too little.  They could only be interested in earning their paycheck.  You need an attorney that is interested in you.

You are entitled to compensation, so do not give up until you receive it.  With those bills piling up, you must find your way through the mourning period so that you can start living your life again.  It is not easy, but with the help of friends and a concerned attorney, you can get through it and be better for it on the other side.


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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