What Does a Wrongful Death Lawsuit Look Like?

wrongful death in medicalIf you have lost a loved one as a result of another person’s misconduct or negligence, then you may have a wrongful death claim. Wrongful death cases can be complicated, so it is important that you seek out legal representation from experienced West Palm Beach accident attorneys. The team at Personal Injury of Florida can provide legal advice to assist you with your claim.

What does a wrongful death lawsuit look like?
A wrongful death lawsuit is commenced by asserting a claim against the party responsible for causing the death. In many situations, this person may have insurance coverage for act that caused the death (e.g., automobile insurance, property insurance, malpractice insurance, liability coverage, etc.). If they have insurance, then your claim will be reviewed by an insurance adjuster.

The insurance company will either admit liability and offer a settlement payment, or they may deny liability. If the insurance company does not offer a fair settlement or if they deny liability, then you can file a lawsuit with the court.

After a lawsuit is filed, the parties will exchange information through the discovery procedures. The court may hold various hearings to address scheduling and motions filed by the parties. While the case is pending, the parties may continue to attempt resolution through settlement offers and mediation. If the case is not resolved, then a trial will be held to determine liability and the amount of damages to award.

How can an attorney help?
A Palm Beach Gardens Florida personal injury attorney can provide legal advice and representation throughout the claims process. An attorney will help you know what to expect and we will advocate for you to receive a fair resolution. A Palm Beach Gardens Florida accident attorney can help guide you through the process.

If you have lost a loved one and have questions about a potential wrongful death case, contact Personal Injury of Florida to learn how we can help.