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Jacksonville Attorneys Bring Justice To Your Loved One Lost In A Car Accident

Helping Your Family To Move On Following A Fatality

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, there were 2,563 traffic fatalities in our state in 2013. All involved at least one motor vehicle; some involved bicyclists and pedestrians. While that number is down from previous years, thanks in part to a recently expanded seat belt law that allows stricter enforcement on the part of police, it still leaves more than 2,500 families mourning the loss of a loved one. While no amount of money can begin to address such a loss, you have the right to seek compensation if your loved one’s death was due to the negligent actions of someone else, and we can help.

At Fallgatter Catlin & Varon, P.A., our compassionate attorneys understand that a car accident fatality affects surviving family members in profound and long-lasting ways. If your loved one killed in a car accident was the primary breadwinner, you face not only the loss of his or her companionship but the very real loss of income and future earnings potential. Our personal injury lawyers will seek justice for your loved one through a wrongful death suit by holding the negligent party or parties responsible and obtaining the compensation you deserve and need, whether through settlement or at trial. We promise to stand by you through every step of your case to make an already difficult time as painless as possible.

Filing A Wrongful Death Suit In Florida

The mere thought of retaining a law firm and taking legal action can be an excruciating one for the families of those killed in an auto accident. You’ve suffered a great loss and are understandably consumed by grief and uncertainty. At Fallgatter Catlin & Varon, P.A., we understand your hesitancy and your heartbreak and are sensitive to your fragile emotional state. Our experienced, caring legal team will thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s accident and death, call upon medical, accident reconstruction and forensic experts to prove negligence, and strive through negotiations or at trial—whichever is in your best interests—to maximize your recovery. Florida law enables you to seek damages in a wrongful death suit for the following:

  • Unpaid medical bills
  • Funeral expenses
  • Lost income
  • Lost inheritance
  • Loss of companionship

Florida places strict statutes of limitations on filing claims for wrongful death, so it’s important that you contact a responsive, experienced legal team as soon as you possibly can. At Fallgatter Catlin & Varon, P.A., we know that taking such action is difficult. We promise that our more than 80 years of combined legal experience and our trusted reputation in Jacksonville and the surrounding communities will make your decision to seek justice for your lost loved one a decision that brings you both peace of mind and economic security for your family.

We Can Help When You’ve Lost A Loved One In An Auto Accident Fatality

Our compassionate and committed Jacksonville personal injury attorneys with Fallgatter Catlin & Varon, P.A., understand that when a loved one has died in a car accident, the last thing you need is additional stress and worry. Our caring legal team mind works tirelessly to hold the parties responsible for your loss accountable and seek the maximum possible compensation for your family. Contact us online or call our office today at 904-353-5800 for a free consultation with a member of our firm. We work on contingency, meaning there are no fees unless we succeed.*

In some cases, clients will be asked to pay the costs associated with providing services. These costs, which will be fully explained, never include fees for a lawyer’s time.