What is wrongful death?
Wrongful death occurs if somebody dies due to no fault of their own, meaning that there appeared to have been negligence from another party which led to the death of an individual. That ranges from many different types of scenarios. It can be due to an airplane crash, a building accident, an automobile accident, it can be a trip and fall or slip and fall case. Wrongful death encompasses any type of case where the eventuality was that a person passed away as a direct result of some type of unforeseeable incident that is not their fault.
Why is a Vero Beach lawyer needed for a wrongful death case?
The first thing that stands out is that in wrongful death cases there is a two-year statute of limitations, which, although two years may sound like a lot, it really is not in legal terms. When dealing with a horrific incident of a next of kin or a person close to you, who has died due to no fault of their own, knowing the law and getting at least preliminary advice as to what your rights are and how you should proceed is so important. You are dealing with a short time period to substantiate allegations of how somebody may have died. You may lose evidence immediately or very soon after the incident which caused the death. Legal advice about all these things can completely change the outcome of a potential claim.
What kind of compensation is covered in wrongful death claim?
Unlike a personal injury case where you are being reimbursed for damages for future medical treatment, past medical treatment, future pain and suffering, past pain and suffering, those are obviously not issues that come up in a wrongful death case. In a wrongful death case, you are usually dealing with a next of kin or a person who has the right, based on the relationship with the deceased person, to file a claim based on the death. For example, with a family where the father ends up passing away due to an injury that was a result of somebody else’s negligence, the actual factors that will be coming into play are claims such as how much the person was making, and since that person has passed away that income is no longer there, and the effect of the death on the next of kin. Those are the type of damages that are assessed in a wrongful death case, which are completely different than every other type of injury type claim that you would make.
How much experience does the Law Offices of Keith Bregoff, PA, have with wrongful death cases in Vero Beach FL?
The 11 years as insurance defense counsel, has afforded Mr. Bregoff the experience to not only see the different type of claims that are made, but also to see the type of the defenses that are often alleged by the opposing side as it relates to these type of claims. So, by doing both sides, he has rounded experience on now prosecuting those type of claims. In the same vein, Mr. Bregoff had defended those type of claims knowing what the other side is looking at and how they are assessing to argue against your claim.
How is the Law Offices of Keith Bregoff, PA, different than other firms?
Our firm’s knowledge from working for the other side, and Mr. Bregoff’s 23 years’ experience can help to get our clients the settlement they deserve. Call Vero Beach wrongful death lawyers today at (772) 492-8967.