Gainesville Florida Wrongful Death Attorney
Serving Gainesville, Lake City, Live Oak & all of North Florida
The Law Office of Christopher J. Annis, LLC, serving Gainesville and North Florida, pursues wrongful death lawsuits for those who have lost loved ones in fatal accidents.
A spouse, child, parent or others may bring a wrongful death suit against the person or entity that is responsible for the death of a loved one.
Wrongful Death Lawsuits
A wrongful death lawsuit can be brought when someone dies as a result of the negligence of another. The death can be accidental and does not need to be the result of an intentional act. The at-fault party only needs to have been negligent.
For example, if a reckless, intoxicated or distracted driver causes an accident which leads to the death of another person, a wrongful death suit could be brought.
Or, if a business owner had a dangerous condition on their property, but did not act in a timely manner to either fix the situation or warn people about it, and someone dies as a result of the dangerous condition, the owner could be sued for wrongful death.
Dealing with a Wrongful Death Case
The Law Office of Christopher J. Annis, LLC, a Gainesville, Florida wrongful death law firm, knows that wrongful death cases can be complicated for a number of reasons.
The damages in a wrongful death case are typically very high. That means that the insurance company and the lawyers they hire to defend the case will probably fight the case harder than they would if there were only a small amount of money involved. If there is any way they can get out of the case, either by saying their client isn’t at fault or even by stating that the deceased party was partially at fault, they will try to do it.
Who is Responsible for the Accident?
Oftentimes, a wrongful death case will have more than one at-fault party. It is important to include all potentially responsible parties when pursuing a wrongful death case.
For example, in pursuing a case involving a large truck accident, responsible parties could include the driver, the trucking company, the owner of the truck and maybe some additional parties.
It is important to have an experienced attorney assist you in a wrongful death case to ensure you are including all relevant parties. If a jury determines that a party is responsible, but you fail to serve them in your lawsuit, you could wind up with nothing.
Technical Aspects of Wrongful Death Cases
Wrongful death cases typically require expert witnesses and knowledge of medical and technological matters. Experts may include doctors, nurses, accident reconstruction specialists, or scientists and engineers who have knowledge about a type of machinery or technology that caused the accident.
A successful outcome requires an attorney who understands the technological and medical factors that are relevant to your case.
Christopher J. Annis is a Gainesville wrongful death attorney who will be aggressive and passionate in pursuing your wrongful death case.
Many people believe that their case should go to trial regardless of the circumstances. Going to trial may not necessarily achieve the best outcome, however. Trial can be a risky proposition in that you are leaving the final decision up to a group of complete strangers who may not fully appreciate the facts of your case.
An out-of-court settlement can often save time and aggravation. If we cannot achieve a fair settlement, however, we are prepared to do what is necessary to achieve a fair result, up to and including trial.
What the Law Office of Christopher J. Annis, LLC Will Do
When you contact wrongful death attorney Christopher J. Annis, Mr. Annis will meet with you to discuss you claim and set up a plan of action to effectively deal with the situation.
Mr. Annis will oversee all aspects of the case, including evidence gathering, retaining expert witness and interviewing witnesses. The end goal of every case is to ensure that you receive the maximum benefits allowable under the law.
Gainesville Florida Wrongful Death Attorney
If you have lost a loved one as a result of someone else’s negligence and you wish to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit, contact the Law Office of Christopher J. Annis, LLC online or at 352-264-1910 for a free consultation today.
Mr. Annis handles all types of personal injury suits and specifically handles wrongful death. The Law Office of Christopher J. Annis, LLC has the knowledge, experience and ability to pursue a successful wrongful death claim and obtain the compensation you deserve.