If you have lost a loved one in death and suspect the death was caused by negligence or misconduct, whether on a worksite or in a car accident, hold the responsible parties to account. To determine if you have a personal injury/wrongful death case, contact a lawyer at Levin, Papantonio, Thomas, Mitchell, Rafferty & Proctor, P.A. by calling (888) 435-7001.
What is wrongful death?
Wrongful death occurs when the negligent actions of a person or business causes another person to experience personal injury leading to premature death. Wrongful death is not the same as murder.
Who can file a wrongful death claim?
The representative of an estate, named by a will or the court, or the heirs of a person lost to wrongful death may file a wrongful death claim in civil court for monetary damages.
How much will it cost?
When you contact Levin Papantonio, your case will be reviewed for merit. If the firm believes your case to be viable, your case will be accepted on a contingency basis. You do not pay anything unless the attorney is successful in obtaining financial recovery for you.
How much is the wrongful death case worth?
Though the value of a loved one to his/her family is inestimable, courts primarily base judgment on the economic loss suffered because of the death. Often, damages for pain and suffering are also available. Knowing this, the attorneys at Levin Papantonio consider all their clients have suffered based on the loss of a loved one. With this amount in mind, they decline pressure for early or inadequate settlements and work to achieve the best possible verdict in their client's favor.
What is the next step?
If you suspect negligence or misconduct caused the premature death of a loved one, it is best to speak with a personal injury attorney experienced in representing wrongful death claimants. He or she will advise you of the validity of your case and of any time limitations for seeking monetary damages.
Contact Levin Papantonio
To discuss your legal situation, contact the firm online or via telephone at (888) 435-7001. To learn more about the law offices of Levin Papantonio, please visit the media center or view the firm's brochure or resume.