Fort Myers Nursing Home Death Attorney
Mostly because nursing home residents usually struggle with pre-existing conditions, serious injuries often become fatal injuries in this context. Even if complete physical and emotional recovery is possible, these victims often simply don’t have the strength required to make it through physical therapy and continue to live their lives. Thanks to the eggshell skull rule, insurance companies and other defendants usually cannot use a victim’s vulnerable condition as an excuse to reduce or deny compensation. Under Florida law, defendants must take victims as they find them, even if they have eggshell skulls, glass jaws, or are otherwise unusually vulnerable to serious injury.
The eggshell skull rule is just one of the many obscure legal rules that a Fort Myers nursing home death attorney must know about. Knowing about the rules isn’t enough. A good lawyer knows how to leverage these rules and obtain maximum compensation. This compensation usually includes money for economic losses, such as medical bills, and noneconomic losses, such as pain and suffering.
Why Should We File a Wrongful Death Case?
Wrongful death survivors have a lot to deal with. They must often pay a pile of medical bills while they try to find a way to move on with their own lives. A wrongful death claim addresses both needs.
If negligence caused the wrongful death, and it usually did, financial compensation is available to pay medical bills and other final expenses, like funeral and burial expenses. Financial compensation is also available for future losses, like lost future financial support.
As for the emotional loss, no amount of money could begin to fill this void. It’s almost insulting to think that the life of a friend or loved one could possibly have a price tag. Although money cannot replace a loss such as this, quite frankly, money helps. It eases the pain, at least a little, and enables survivors to move on with their lives. That’s what the decedent would have wanted.
A wrongful death case doesn’t do everything. For example, it doesn’t “blame” anyone for an accident. Criminal courts assess blame. Civil courts compensate victims and survivors.
Finding the Right Fort Myers Nursing Home Death Attorney
Long term care facilities and insurance companies have small armies of legal professionals who do whatever it takes to reduce or deny compensation to victims, regardless of how much they need and deserve it. A victim’s attorney must have a similar commitment to a client. However, commitment alone isn’t enough, especially when the foe is so tough. Some additional necessary qualities include:
- Dedication: Personal injury claims are about more than financial compensation. Basically, attorneys file these claims to protect the individual right to health and safety against a large company’s relentless desire for higher profit. Attorneys who lack that dedication often fall short.
- Accessibility: A wrongful death claim can sometimes feel like David against Goliath. For that reason, many wrongful death survivors turn to large firms with vast resources. The problem is that these firms often assign much of the day-to-day work to a less-experienced associate or a non-lawyer paralegal. The primary attorney on the matter is largely inaccessible.
- Experience: Many personal injury attorneys practice law for many years and hardly ever take cases to trial. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, as out-of-court settlements usually benefit victim/plaintiffs. However, lawyers with scant trial experience often look for quick resolutions and the easy way out.
It takes time to make the right choice in this area. But, don’t take too long. The sooner an attorney starts working for you, the better the final result usually is.
Rely on an Experienced Lee County Lawyer
Injury victims are usually entitled to substantial compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced Fort Myers nursing home death attorney, contact Kohn Law. You have a limited amount of time to act.