Losing someone means you have to process your grief while also planning a funeral and sorting out their estate. When the cause was a fatal accident, you end up with extra work—talking to insurers, documenting the crash, and scrutinizing settlement offers. These are tasks a Miami fatal car accident lawyer can handle.
Contact Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers today to receive a free consultation and end up with less work, not more. Our Miami car accident lawyers can manage everything from the insurance claim and lawsuit filings to day-to-day work like answering calls and compiling paperwork.
Your Loved One Deserves Representation for Their Miami Car Accident Case
They were robbed of their chance to speak up about the negligence they suffered, adding an injustice on top of an injustice. You can seek justice through a civil case.
Since the deceased isn’t here to guide us, our law firm works to respect and honor them at every turn, taking the time to talk to you and your family about what they would have wanted.
We are a family-owned firm. When you hire Miami personal injury lawyers, our family supports your family.
We Represent Insurance Claims
Our fatal car accident attorneys in Miami, FL, can represent your loved one’s insurance matters by:
- Filing their wrongful death claim
- Talking to the adjusters
- Gathering the evidence
- Answer any questions about the claim
- Analyzing and negotiating terms for a settlement
- Knowing when to move to a lawsuit
We Represent Wrongful Death Lawsuits
We may proceed with a lawsuit for any number of reasons—disagreements with the other parties over liability or terms, issues with getting an insurance company to honor a policy, or a lack of time before the statute of limitations expires.
Whatever the scenario, our Miami wrongful death lawyers walk you through our reasoning, leaving the decision up to you. Should we proceed to a suit, we will fight as long as possible to get damages.
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You Also Deserve Car Crash Representation from a Miami Lawyer
Although this case centers on your loved one, it’s also about you. You’re the one who has to pay the bills, make decisions, and act on the deceased’s wishes, so we seek compensation for both the person who was lost and the people, like you, who lost them.
We work with your schedule and can come to your location if necessary. We’re also mindful of the expense of legal action, so you won’t have to pay us anything while we work. You only pay us if we win your case.
Contact us at any time—even right now—with questions about how we can handle your case, how to address your top concerns, or what to do next. Even if it’s something as simple as explaining a legal term, we’re available.
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Your Family Deserves Damages Following a Fatal Car Accident in Florida
Our fatal car accident lawyers in Miami, FL can help you recover damages for both your loved one’s losses and yours. According to Florida Statute § 768.21, you could receive compensation for:
- Medical costs for their care prior to death
- Funeral and memorial expenses you already paid or will pay
- Lost companionship and protection of a spouse
- Lost parental companionship, instruction, and guidance
- Pain and suffering
- Already lost earnings and future loss of earnings
Obviously, the type of damages you receive is contingent on a lot of factors like how you were related to the deceased, what income they previously provided, and how long they received care before their passing. We document everything and make it easier to understand what you deserve.
In some cases, the other party may rely on your ignorance or confusion to get you to settle for less. In other cases, they may not realize all the compensation you deserve. Whatever the situation, a Miami wrongful death car accident lawyer from our firm can work to make sure you’re treated fairly through negotiations and with the final settlement amount.
Who Can File?
According to Florida Statute § 768.20, only a personal representative of the deceased’s estate can file a suit. However, the following surviving family members can potentially receive damages after a fatal Miami accident involving a truck or car:
- Biological children
- Adopted children
Talk to us if you aren’t sure who the personal representative of your family member’s estate is. We can sort that out as well as help mediate any disputes within the family about how to seek compensation.
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You Deserve Clarity on What Happened in Your Loved One’s Fatal Crash
Assumptions about what happened can mean you lose out on valuable damages, let negligent parties off the hook, or even miss crucial deadlines. To avoid assuming anything, we conduct independent investigations into every case. This can help us identify who to hold accountable and how long you have to hold them accountable.
Who to File Against?
This can depend on the type of negligence at the heart of your loved one’s case:
- Negligence behind the wheel – Actions like drunk driving, texting, speeding, or illegal turns make drivers liable. That includes passenger vehicle drivers, truck drivers, rideshare drivers, and taxi drivers.
- Negligence by businesses – This includes poor employee training, failing to follow safety regulations, or creating defective products. This makes trucking and cargo companies, product manufacturers, and even dealerships or auto shops responsible.
- Negligence by property owners – Failing to maintain roads or install proper signs can cause accidents. The City of Miami, the state of Florida, or private property owners are liable in these cases.
We’ll go over each of these options with you if we suspect they relate to your case. We then go out and search for links connecting the accident to negligence to the liable party.
How Long to File?
Generally, you have two years to file for wrongful death according to Florida Statute § 95.11(4)(e). However, each case will have its own timeline, so check with our team before assuming how long you have. We can confirm the deadlines in your case and take action to meet them.
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You Deserve Free Information from Our Fatal Car Accident Lawyers in Miami, FL
Contact Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers today for a free consultation about your loved one’s case. It can be hard to know what you deserve following an accident like this, and that can mean you end up compromising too much. Learn about your case’s value from our Miami fatal car accident attorneys right now.
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