Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult things you will ever have to go through. If your loss was caused by the negligence of a third party, the sense of loss is even deeper. No amount of compensation can turn back the clock and prevent the loss you have suffered; however, if you are a survivor of what you believe to be a wrongful death you owe it to yourself, your family, and your lost loved one to take legal action against the negligent party. One concern you may have is how much does it cost to hire a wrongful death attorney in Florida? The good news is that you will likely not need to pay anything out of your pocket to hire a wrongful death lawyer.
Wrongful death is a death that was caused in whole, or in part, by the negligent acts or omissions of a third party, and can occur under a virtually endless number of circumstances, including, but not limited to:
- Medical errors caused by a healthcare provider
- Car accident
- Slip and fall accident
- Swimming pool accident
- Defective product
- Boating accident
- Motorcycle accident
In the State of Florida, certain survivors of a wrongful death are entitled to pursue compensation from the at-fault party. Due to the complex nature of a wrongful death lawsuit, it is important to have an experienced Florida attorney on your side as soon after the death as possible. Most survivors could not afford to hire an attorney outright to fight a wrongful death lawsuit which is why they are typically handled on a contingency fee basis. A contingency fee simply means that the attorney will receive a percentage of the settlement or award if the case is successful. If the case is not successful, the attorney will not be paid anything. Along with sparing you the out of pocket expense, knowing that the attorney will be accepting the case on a contingency fee basis means that the attorney believes you have a good chance of being successful or the attorney would not likely accept the case.
If you are the surviving family member of someone who you believe was killed in a wrongful death accident in the State of Florida, it is imperative that you consult with an experienced wrongful death lawyer at Powers Sellers & Finkelstein, PLC as soon as possible to discuss your legal options. Keep Calm Call Us®! 727-531-2926.