Though wrongful death lawsuits can be costly for someone filing on their own, a law firm working on a contingency fee basis will carry all those costs upfront, only accepting an attorney’s fee if the claim is successful. At Ponce Law, we offer clients a No Fee Guarantee®. That means you don’t owe us any money unless we get money for you. There are no upfront costs for our services.
If your loved one died because of another person or party’s carelessness, the Nashville wrongful death lawyers at Ponce Law want to help you pick up the pieces. We’ll work hard to build a strong case for your claim and handle all the legal paperwork while you spend time with your family and friends. Contact our law firm at 615-244-4325 or fill out a free initial consultation form.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a wrongful death lawsuit cost?
How do I choose a wrongful death lawyer?
First, you want to be sure that an attorney is licensed to practice in your state and handles wrongful death cases. To find a lawyer who is the right fit for your case, make sure they have a track record of success in wrongful death cases and testimonials or case results that show their experience. Then make sure you feel comfortable with the attorney during a free consultation.
Who pays for a wrongful death lawsuit?
At Ponce Law, we cover all the fees and costs of filing a wrongful death lawsuit, and we only accept our fee if we win your case. The damages you’re owed in a wrongful death lawsuit will likely be paid by the at-fault party and their insurance company.
Why should I file a wrongful death claim?
People file wrongful death claims for many reasons, though it’s often because they need compensation for the many costs related to their loved one’s passing. Wrongful death claims also offer justice to the loved ones of the deceased. These claims are often about accountability and holding the at-fault party responsible through wrongful death claims.
Types of Wrongful Death Cases
We handle many types of wrongful death cases that are caused by negligence, such as:
- Car Accidents
Being a safe driver requires remaining attentive, focused, and safety-conscious from the moment you start your vehicle until the moment you put it into park at your destination. However, many drivers aren’t committed to safety when they get behind the wheel. Intoxicated, distracted, or reckless drivers can be held liable if they cause accidents that result in other people’s deaths.
- Bus Accidents
Bus drivers are held to high safety standards for their conduct, as buses may carry dozens of passengers. When bus drivers violate traffic laws or engage in unsafe practices, such as texting while driving, driving while impaired, or speeding, they can put innocent people in danger and cause potentially fatal crashes. When that happens, we hold them or their employers accountable.
- Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcyclists face certain risks that aren’t always present for those traveling on four wheels. However, motorcyclists shouldn’t need to face additional unnecessary dangers caused by negligent drivers. Unfortunately, some drivers fail to take extra precautions around motorcyclists by turning left in front of them, running them off the road, or following them too closely. Motorcycle accidents are often fatal, and it’s our goal to help families get compensation after deadly crashes.
- Railroad Accidents
Many railroads pass through residential and urban areas. Although drivers, pedestrians, and other people on the road are supposed to be protected from trains by crossing guards, barriers, alarms, and other equipment, many people die in railroad accidents every year. If your loved one was killed while walking, driving, or riding near a train, you may be eligible for compensation.
- Trucking Accidents
Truck drivers, truck manufacturers, and trucking companies may be careless during the operation, design, and maintenance of trucks. If their negligence leads to fatal accidents, they may be responsible for paying for the victim and families’ expenses.
- Pedestrian Accidents
All motorists must remain alert to avoid pedestrians—especially when driving near crosswalks. When drivers are distracted or driving too fast, pedestrians can suffer fatal consequences. These negligent drivers can be held liable for the victims’ medical bills and funeral costs.
- Swimming Pool Accidents
Pools can be great places to spend summer days, but they can also be deadly—especially for children. When pools aren’t properly fenced in or swimmers aren’t properly supervised, serious injuries and even death can occur. Our legal team fights for the rights of families who lost loved ones because of unsafe conditions in or around swimming pools.
- Dog Bite Accidents
Most dogs pose no threat to people, but some can bite without warning or a previous history of aggression. Dogs have long, sharp teeth, and some breeds are capable of causing significant damage and injuries to victims. People who are bitten by dogs face complications such as profuse bleeding and infection—both of which can be fatal. At Ponce Law, we hold negligent dog owners accountable when their pets injure or kill.
Wrongful death claims are sensitive matters. When you contact us, our law firm will do everything we can to make this time easier on your family. We’re here to help.
We’re Dedicated to Our Clients
At Ponce Law, we’re 100-percent committed to helping families like yours get the compensation they deserve after losing a loved one. The expenses associated with the death of a loved one can be overwhelming, especially when they were the primary income-earner of the family. You may have already spent a significant amount of money on medical bills after your loved one’s injury, and now you have to pay for funeral costs and burial expenses. Without your loved one’s income, it can be hard to keep your family’s head above water financially during this difficult time.
You’ve gone through enough—let us handle your legal claim. The last thing you need while grieving your loved one’s death is to deal with the insurance company and its tactics for reducing or denying your compensation claim. Call today, and see how our wrongful death lawyers can help your family during this challenging time.