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Our Sarasota lawyers are here to provide answers and relief after a family tragedy

Young woman consoles older woman who suffered the tragic loss of a wrongful death of a loved one

Sarasota Wrongful Death Lawyers

A death in the family is normally a somber and difficult experience. When the cause of death was a fatal accident, the loss takes on legal aspects. Family members typically want to know, “Why did this happen? How will we cope with sudden expenses as well as the loss of his or her contributions to family life? Who was to blame? How will the negligent party be held accountable?” Answers to such questions may come through a wrongful death claim or lawsuit.

At the law firm of Steven T. Wittmer PLLC, our attorneys will look at all angles when handling wrongful death cases for our clients. The ideal time to begin a thorough investigation is right away after a fatal accident, before valuable evidence disappears. Families are normally occupied with mourning, funerals and burials immediately after an accidental death. Our lawyers, sensitive to families’ need for grieving, can begin investigations without delay, working tactfully and quietly behind the scenes, as families process their loss together.

As lifelong Sarasota residents, we are committed to serving our community through our law practice. If you have lost a loved one in this area or in an accident out of the area, we want you to know we are here to offer support. When one of our lawyers leads your case, you will have ongoing communications with that attorney. You will also have our entire law firm on call, supporting your case. Teamwork for our clients’ sake is our way.

Examining Evidence And Preparing To Make A Claim

A wrongful death attorney representing the family can help bring a fatal accident case to closure, financially and legally speaking. A settlement or verdict cannot take the place of a lost loved one, but financial resources can give the family avenues of recovery.

A motorist who ran a red light and caused a death may be required by a court to compensate the next of kin of the deceased: a spouse, children, parents or siblings. In addition to civil liability, the guilty party may face criminal justice, as well. An irresponsible driver who killed someone may also be charged with vehicular manslaughter. A law firm preparing a wrongful death lawsuit will gather information from many sources, including from proceedings during a criminal trial.

A successful investigation will look into facts such as how the accident happened, who caused it, what insurance coverage may apply, and what doctors say about the manner of death. Your loved one’s estate may be compensated for his or her suffering, while you are compensated for your tangible losses.

Young widow holding son's hand while standing in front of the grave of her deceased husband after he died from a wrongful death

Do You Qualify As A Family Member Who Can Bring A Wrongful Death Claim?

Our Sarasota lawyers are here to provide answers after a family member’s fatal accident, as well as to dig for more answers – and relief for you. How can we help you now? We encourage you to request a no-fee, no-obligation initial consultation at your earliest convenience. If you decide to work with us, we can begin an investigation right away, without disturbing your family during this sad time. Our attorneys will gladly discuss your potential wrongful death case with no obligation. As soon as you are ready, we will share information and advice. Call our wrongful attorneys today at 941.365.2296 or complete our simple contact form for a prompt, caring response.