The Jesse James Law Firm aggressively pursues wrongful death claims across the State of Florida with our primary client base located in Pinellas County, Hillsborough County, Pasco County, Manatee County, Sarasota County, St. Lucie County, and Palm Beach County. At the Jesse James Law Firm, we win when you win.
Our firm does not treat clients like a number of high-volume plaintiffs’ firms. Our cases and clients are carefully selected, and all of our clients are treated like family members. From the start to the finish of your case, you can expect to meet with me personally, not a paralegal, not a case manager, and not a legal secretary. Simply put, if you hire the Jesse James Law Firm, your case will get the personal attention it deserves.
When a domestic partner, parent, spouse or child has been killed in an accident, the loss is sudden and devastating. In addition to the pain, grief and emotional loss, family members must deal with moving on without their loved one. The Jesse James Firm can help make sense of the legal and financial aspects of your family's loss, and aggressively pursue financial compensation from those responsible.
Damages for wrongful death are available in any type of personal injury claim, including car accident cases, where a death occurs as a result of someone’s negligent or intentional actions. Wrongful death cases are typically brought by the estate of a deceased victim and are intended to obtain compensation for the living family members. Depending on the income, age, and responsibilities of the victim and depending on the circumstances of the accident, wrongful death claims can often result in large settlements or jury verdicts. In most cases, damages consist of medical bills, the cost of funeral expenses, the loss of companionship, and a lifetime of lost income.
How long do I have before I should seek legal representation?
Some of the most difficult issues with properly proving a wrongful death claim is ensuring preservation of and obtaining the relevant evidence. In medical malpractice claims, hospitals may dispose of defective medical devices or medical records that prove the negligent cause of a patient's death. In automobile or motorcycle accidents, the vehicle may be crushed or disposed of before the investigation can be completed. In defective products cases, the product may not be properly preserved and is often altered before it can be set aside to ensure that the condition remains unchanged since the date of the incident. In cases of fires, the debris is often removed before an expert can assess the scene and document all of the relevant evidence. For these reasons, the best evidence available is often destroyed or altered. This is why it is important for you to immediately contact a knowledgeable and experienced wrongful death attorney. Allow the Jesse James Law Firm to worry about the details of evidence preservation while you deal with the painful complications of mourning your lost family member.
Do I really have a case? I was led to believe that it was just an isolated or fluke incident.
Some people put off talking to a lawyer because they are unsure if they really have a case. Although that is understandable, it is not necessary to know the cause of an accident or a death with certainty before you talk to an attorney. The Jesse James Law Firm has the knowledge and experience to focus on the important legal aspects of your claim and will cut through any red-tape or obstacles put in your way. If you decide to pursue a claim and we take your case, we have a large network of accident investigators and medical experts who can help us get the answers you deserve.