Lake Mary Wrongful Death Lawyers

Losing a loved one in a sudden accident due to the negligence of another party is a heart-wrenching experience. While no amount of money can make up for this loss, you and your family may be entitled to compensation. If you wish to pursue a wrongful death claim against the liable party, our wrongful death lawyers in Lake Mary are well-prepared to represent and guide you through these challenging times.

Wrongful death claims tend to involve substantial damages and as such, insurance companies may make every effort to reduce the amount of compensation they have to pay out. Having an experienced wrongful death attorney to assist you with negotiations, and even litigation should your case go to court, can take the pressure off of you and your family. For a free consultation, call our office at 407-602-1111.

Our Lake Mary Wrongful Death Lawyers Can Prevent Disputes

When you file a wrongful death claim, you may be eligible to claim for substantial damages, and as such, the insurance company has a strong incentive to try to reduce the value of your settlement. The insurance company will look for any and all reasons to dispute your claim. Your attorney can, however, help you to gather important evidence and protect your claim from unwarranted disputes.

Here are a few common reasons an insurer may have grounds to dispute your wrongful death claim:

  • You Provided a Recorded Statement: It is common practice for the insurer to contact you for a recorded statement that is admissible in court. The questions they ask are usually phrased in such a way that your answers can be used out of context to dispute liability and damages. As such, it is in your best interest to leave all correspondence with the insurer to your Lake Mary wrongful death attorney so you are not at risk of saying something that could harm your case.

  • You Posted About Your Case on Social Media: It has become normal to turn to social media during difficult times in our lives for support and to keep loved ones informed. Posting about your family member’s tragic death and discussing details of your wrongful death claim on social media may, however, put your claim at risk of being disputed by the insurance company. The insurer may use your social media posts to question certain aspects of your claim and reduce or even deny a fair settlement. Your attorney is likely to advise you to stay off of social media while your claim is pending to protect your claim.

  • Lack of Strong Evidence: Having strong evidence of liability and negligence is largely what will determine the outcome of your case. Insurance companies will only pay out a settlement if they absolutely must, and if you don’t have the necessary evidence to back up your claim, the insurer is likely to challenge your case. Your attorney will be able to help you to uncover hard-to-access evidence to fill the gaps in your case and strengthen your claim.

  • You Waited Too Long to Initiate the Investigation: Although the thought of having to file a wrongful death claim can be overwhelming and emotional after such a tragic loss, it is important to initiate the process as soon as possible. Fortunately, your wrongful death lawyer will be there for you every step of the way to handle the logistics on your behalf and ensure the process runs smoothly. Some evidence may be time-sensitive and, therefore, your attorney will want to start their investigation immediately to ensure that you have strong evidence to back up your claim.

Schedule Your Free Initial Consultation with a Lake Mary Wrongful Death Attorney

At Donaldson & Weston law firm, our attorneys are passionate about helping our clients navigate the claims process and fighting for fair compensation for their losses. Our wrongful death lawyers are sensitive to your needs during this difficult time and will strive to make the process as simple as possible for you and your loved ones. Call 407-602-1111 or fill out our online contact form to discuss your case with one of our leading Lake Mary attorneys.