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Pinecrest Wrongful Death Lawyer

In 2021, for the first time in almost a century, the U.S. life expectancy rate dropped for the second year in a row. The ongoing opioid epidemic, as well as a significant bump in the number of vehicle collision deaths, probably caused this decline. So the decrease is not just a statistical anomaly. If negligence caused an injury-related death, the Pinecrest wrongful death lawyer at Spencer Morgan Law will stand up and speak out for survivors in court.

We stand up strong because we build such a firm foundation. We thoroughly review wrongful death cases to determine liability issues. Then, we collect solid evidence that supports the survivor’s claims and refutes insurance company defenses. We not only stand up for survivors in court. We also speak up for them around a negotiating table. We do not simply take the first offer. Instead, we’re with you until the end of the line.

Wrongful Death Causes and Pinecrest Wrongful Death Lawyers

Unintentional injury is the leading cause of death for individuals under 45. The most common causes of injury-related death are:

  • Vehicle Collisions: Car crashes kill or seriously injure millions of Americans every year. Diver error causes about 98 percent of these collisions. The driver error could be a wrong-place-at-the-wrong-time accident. Generally, however, the driver error is negligence, or a lack of care.
  • Poisonings: Many opioids, like fentanyl, are about 100 times stronger than morphine. Then, when pain pills are no longer available, for whatever reason, many opioid addicts move onto heroin. This drug is much stronger and also much more dangerous. Heroin could be cut with a number of substances.
  • Falls: Falls, especially among the elderly, cause severe physical and emotional injuries that are almost impossible to recover from. In some cases, these wounds are disabling. In other cases, these wounds are fatal. Property owners have a legal duty to prevent fall injuries.
  • Assaults: Evildoers are individually responsible for assaults in criminal court. Frequently, property owners are financially responsible for assaults in civil court. Their duty of care requires property owners to provide adequate security for their invited guests.

Most wrongful death claims settle out of court. A settlement may not carry the moral weight of a court verdict. But for wrongful death survivors, the benefits of settlements clearly outweigh the drawbacks. These benefits include lower costs and faster endings.

Evidence in Wrongful Death Matters

Favorable settlements depend on solid evidence. The evidence in a wrongful death case must be strong enough to establish the legal elements of a claim and convince a jury to award maximum compensation. Usually, the evidence in a wrongful death case includes the police accident report, medical bills, and witness statements. Frequently, the evidence is weak in one or more areas. Witness statements are a good example.

For various reasons, most people do not loiter at car crash, drug overdose, or other scenes so they can give official statements to police officers. Additionally, the ones who do come forward may be legally incompetent for some reason (e.g. relationship with a party or sensory impaired). Therefore, a Pinecrest wrongful death lawyer often supplements eyewitness evidence with electronic evidence, like surveillance camera footage. Legally, a camera is like an eyewitness who is never biased or incorrect. Practically, a picture really is worth a thousand words in a personal injury case.

Work With a Savvy Miami-Dade County Lawyer

Injury victims are entitled to substantial compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced Pinecrest wrongful death lawyer, contact Spencer G. Morgan, Attorney at Law. We do not charge upfront legal fees in these matters.

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