Families facing the loss of a loved one are not only grieving, but they may be dealing with significant financial and life hardships. If someone was responsible for your loved one’s passing in Boca Raton, we can be with you through every step of your case.
Our Boca Raton wrongful death lawyers can handle the legal details of an insurance claim or lawsuit. Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers will identify who was responsible and seek the compensation your family deserves. We provide free consultations so you can learn about what’s next at no risk to you.
What Constitutes a Wrongful Death Case in Florida?
When someone can be held legally responsible for your loved one’s passing, this may be a valid wrongful death case. Typically, we will need to prove that the other party’s negligence led directly to your loved one’s death and your family’s losses.
A wrongful death case may result from many accident types, including car accidents, truck accidents, slip and falls, and many more. In certain situations, businesses or even government entities may be deemed liable for a wrongful death.
Our attorneys will do the research necessary to determine who should be held accountable for your loss. Then, we will file an insurance claim or lawsuit to seek the compensation you may be owed.
What Forms of Damages Are Available?
After you lose your loved one, a wrongful death claim can help you address the painful challenges of your loss. Per Florida Statutes § 768.21, your damages may include:
- Loss of companionship for a spouse
- Loss of guidance for children
- Mental pain and suffering
- Medical expenses
- Loss of earnings
- Funeral expenses
Every case is different, and many factors will determine what a fair amount of compensation looks like when someone passes away. However, our attorneys have experience with these cases, and we can tell you what you may be able to seek.
Who Can File for Damages in a Wrongful Death Claim?
Per Florida Statutes § 768.21, you may be able to seek compensation if you were of a certain relationship to the decedent. Qualifying family members may include:
- A spouse
- Parents of a minor child
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Our Boca Raton Attorneys Can Help Your Family with a Wrongful Death Claim
You don’t have to be alone with your case. Our attorneys provide compassionate representation for those who lost a loved one to a wrongful act. We will:
Gather Crucial Evidence to Demonstrate Your Case
Every wrongful death case will depend upon strong evidence. Even when it’s clear that someone else was responsible, we will need to demonstrate that this is true based on evidence.
This step can be particularly difficult for you and your family to take on alone. We can deal with this task for you, gathering documentation such as police reports, witness statements, expert witness testimony, and much more.
We have extensive resources in Boca Raton and will use them to seek the best evidence available for your case.
Determine the Compensation You Could Seek
Using evidence, we will prove what your family deserves. We will determine the value of your case based on many factors, such as:
- How the accident happened and who was liable
- The age of your loved one
- The income your loved one would have provided to the family
- Financial challenges related to your loss
You should not have to prove the worth of your case on your own. We will do this for you.
Negotiate a Settlement or Take Your Case to Trial
Finally, we will handle the negotiations or the legal action required to finalize your case. We may proceed with an insurance claim or a lawsuit, depending on what option is best for your recovery.
An insurance claim can be a complicated process, and a lawsuit also comes with many challenges. During the insurance process, we will defend your case against aggressive tactics or attempts to unfairly lower your settlement value. Because we have extensive experience at trial, we are comfortable filing suit if necessary to seek the recovery you deserve.
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Take These Steps to Protect Your Right to File a Wrongful Death Claim
Thinking about your legal case may be the last thing on your mind right now. Still, be aware that you can protect your family’s legal rights by taking the following steps:
Act Promptly to Preserve Your Legal Rights
There are deadlines to file a lawsuit in a Florida wrongful death case. Per Florida Statutes § 95.11(4)(d), you typically have two years to file suit for this type of case.
This means that your right to seek compensation is on a timeline. It is best to contact our team as soon as you can to ensure that you meet this deadline. We can preserve your right to seek compensation.
Be Aware That You don’t Have to Accept Any Early Offers
You could be contacted by the liable party’s insurance company, and they may make you a settlement offer quickly. Unfortunately, even after the loss of a loved one, an insurance company may not have your best interest at heart.
Keep in mind that you don’t have to accept this first offer. It may be a low one. We can evaluate your case for you to be sure that you’re seeking the settlement you need.
Get a Free Case Review From Our Team
Losing a loved one can be overwhelming. On top of it all, you may have to make important decisions to protect your family’s legal rights. We can take this burden off your shoulders.
Call our team for a free consultation. This is a risk-free call. You can have the chance to ask us any questions you may have about how to move forward and how we can help. We can explain your options in clear terms and offer compassionate guidance through this time.
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Our wrongful death attorneys are prepared to help you hold the liable party accountable for your family’s loss. We treat our clients like family, and you can expect to work directly with our partners, Jason and Debi Chalik. We also take cases on contingency, so you don’t need to pay anything up front to get started.
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