Wrongful Death Settlement Timeline
Are you wondering how long it will take for your case to settle? Watch this video about the wrongful death settlement timeline in Florida.
How long will my wrongful death case take?
I had a new client recently contact me about a very serious wrongful death that had occurred to one of her family members. One of the many questions she had was, “How long is this process going to take??” I told her, like any other wrongful death case we handle, there are different phases we need to go through and timelines vary. The first phase is called pre-suit. We would be gathering information about how the death occurred, their funeral expenses, who the survivors were, and gathering all the information that we need to present the claim to any insurance carrier responsible for that wrongful death.
After we get that information together during that pre-suit time period, we would submit a demand to the insurance carrier. If they did the wrong thing and didn’t settle that case, then we would file a wrongful death lawsuit. That process can be extensive. I told her, as I tell every client, you have to be patient; it can take a while. There are depositions that will occur, paper discovery that will be exchanged, and there’s always a settlement conference, that will happen during that process. At that conference, if, again, the insurance carrier does not do the right thing, and try to settle that wrongful death case, then we will go to trial and we will try that case.
Have you lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence and have questions about how long a wrongful death case will take?
Contact our experienced St. Petersburg wrongful death attorneys at Salter, Healy, Bassett & Rivera today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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