Wrongful Death Attorneys
in Lake County, Florida
The tragic loss of a loved one can change your life instantly and dramatically. In addition to the grief and personal suffering of your family, you may also face additional financial hardship. When you and your family are faced with the death of a loved one caused by individual or corporate negligence, it is important to know your rights and the potential for your case or claim.
At Oldham & Smith, we offer extensive experience and skills in trial advocacy to help our clients pursue fair compensation in cases involving wrongful death. Choose a wrongful death lawyer in Lake County today.
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What Is Wrongful Death?
Wrongful death is a loss of life that is caused by a negligent act or willful act of another person. It is essentially a personal injury claim where the accident was serious enough that the injury was fatal.
Who May File a Wrongful Death Claim?
For a wrongful death claim, the suit is brought on by a surviving party on behalf of the deceased.
Parents of the deceased
Surviving spouse of the deceased
Children of the deceased
You may not bring forth a wrongful death claim if:
You are the parent of a decedent with a surviving spouse
You are an adult child of the decedent with a surviving spouse
You are an adult who lost a parent through medical negligence
You lost an adult child through medical negligence
If you believe you have a claim, reach out to the experienced Lake County wrongful death lawyers at Oldham & Smith to request a consultation.
Immediate Investigations to Protect Your Rights
In the aftermath of a loved one’s death, you may be overwhelmed by other matters – medical bills, funeral expenses, and grieving – to properly conduct an investigation of the incident and to ensure that all evidence is preserved. A thorough investigation is imperative to determine the precise cause of the accident that led to your loved one’s death. It also can prove who should be held responsible for the accident.
At Oldham & Smith, we understand that a wrongful death claim will not change what happened to your loved one, but it can provide you and your family with much-needed financial security well into the future. Our firm has helped several Lake County families find peace after the wrongful death of a loved one.
We are experienced in cases involving:
Construction zone accidents
Injuries to children
Aircraft crash litigation
Count on Oldham & Smith
When your family suffers the wrongful death of a loved one, you may be entitled to significant compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, loss of companionship, loss of earning capacity, and funeral expenses. Oldham & Smith wants to help you fight for that compensation by representing you in your case from start to finish. Whether we settle outside of court or go to trial, you can rest assured that our Lake County wrongful death attorneys can be there for you every step of the way.
Give us a call today to get started on your case with a free consultation. Our Lake County wrongful death attorneys are ready to answer your questions.