Wrongful Death Lawyer
The Cerasa Law Firm is with you every step of the way
There is an added layer of pain people feel when mourning a loved one who died from a personal injury under preventable circumstances, like a car accident with a distracted driver on I-4 or slip and fall in the Thornton Park neighborhood. It’s unjust and the surviving family and friends are left to wonder: Why did this have to happen? Is there something that could have been done to stop it?
The Cerasa Law Firm LLC knows that filing a wrongful or preventable death claim with the insurance companies can be a complicated process. It doesn’t matter that you are usually a smart and capable person 24/7. When grieving, anyone would have trouble investigating the details of how a family member died, then using that information to play hardball with insurance adjusters and lawyers.
Unintended personal injuries are the leading cause of death for Florida residents ages 44 and younger. Often an unintended injury-related fatality resulting from another person’s negligence can be legally classified as a “wrongful death.” But insurance companies are not your side.
One-on-one attention from an attorney with big firm experience
The insurance company will most likely try to pressure you into quickly accepting a small settlement. They may even say the settlement is a limited time offer – take it or get nothing for your loss.
Don’t fall for it.
The insurance companies want to force a fast settlement so you don’t find out that an experienced, hard-hitting lawyer will represent your claim on contingency and at no out-of-pocket expense to you.
Attorney Michael Cerasa takes a hard line with insurance companies. He can negotiate a substantial settlement so you can be with family and friends during this difficult time. We take most wrongful death claims for a contingency fee so that the at-fault party’s insurance company must pay for your legal counsel – not you.
We represent accident victims and their families throughout Central Florida.
What can I be compensated for in a wrongful death claim?
When a loved one dies due to someone else’s carelessness you are entitled to be compensated by the insurance company of the at-fault person or business. Among the damages for which a spouse, child, parent, guardian, or in some cases grandparent, can demand compensation are:
- Value of lost support and services, with interest
- Future value of lost support and services
- Loss of spousal companionship and protection
- Mental pain and suffering
- Loss of parent companionship, instruction, guidance
- Medical or funeral expenses
- Loss of prospective net accumulation of an estate
Do I need to hire a lawyer?
An insurance company sees your grief as their advantage. They know you are in mourning and probably struggling to cope with losing all your loved one’s care, support, friendship, and household contributions.
To get out of paying what they owe you, insurance companies will minimize your spouse or child’s life, their accomplishments, success, and brilliant future.
Our firm helps you fight back. We deal with the adjusters and do the investigations necessary to get you the maximum payout required. We know how to collect the evidence, witness statements, and expert testimony you need to win. Attorney Cerasa has a well-honed strategy that tears down the obstacles that insurance companies set up to block your case and forces them to take you seriously.
Can I really afford an experienced Florida personal injury attorney to represent me?
We offer free case evaluations to accident victims and takes most wrongful death cases on contingency. When attorney Cerasa works on contingency, you pay no retainer fee, no hourly rate, and no money down. Our lawyer fee is calculated into your settlement or verdict, which is paid for by the insurance company. We only get paid when we win.
Our law firm has won hundreds of thousands of dollars for Central Florida families who lost loved ones to preventable circumstances. Take the necessary steps required to win your claim. Contact us for a no-obligation consultation today.