IF YOUR FAMILY HAS LOST A LOVED ONE DUE TO NEGLIGENCE, YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE TO FILE A WRONGFUL DEATH CLAIM ON BEHALF OF YOUR LOVED ONE. UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, A DOMESTIC LIFE PARTNER MAY ALSO BE ELIGIBLE TO FILE A WRONGFUL DEATH ACTION ON BEHALF OF A LOVED ONE.
When it happens, the devastation of such a sudden and unexpected loss is overwhelming. Survivors of victims of wrongful death are entitled to recover money for their pain and suffering, loss of support and services, lost wages, medical expenses and funeral expenses.
Wrongful death cases are among the most difficult lawsuits because they involve the most tragic of events that cause the most harm to the survivors left behind. For this reason, it is important that you hire a lawyer that is experienced, compassionate, dedicated, and will fight for your family as if they are fighting for themselves
At Wites Law Firm, we are committed to doing everything reasonably possible to help our clients. We are fortunate that we continue to maintain relationships with our clients long after their cases are over because of the trust and commitment we build and maintain with the individuals and families that we have been honored to represent.
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Marc A. Wites is a founding shareholder of The Wites Law Firm. He has over 25-years of trial and litigation experience, and has achieved great results for his clients. Marc has obtained multi-million dollar jury verdicts and settlements in (1) personal injury and wrongful death actions (in cases such as auto and truck crashes, and […]
Prior to joining Wites Law Firm, Tom was a member of a statewide insurance defense firm that defended personal injury cases in the field of premises liability, motor vehicle accidents, boating liability, trucking and transportation claims, construction defects, and admiralty/maritime claims. His background enables him to understand how corporations and insurance companies evaluate cases, and […]
Lauren G. Matta represents plaintiffs in personal injury and wrongful death cases and property damage disputes. She earned her law degree at Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad College of Law, and her undergraduate degree in Political Science at Pace University. Lauren is admitted to practice in Florida’s State Courts and is a member of the […]
Maxwell A. Erd represents plaintiffs in personal injury and wrongful death cases, and property damage disputes. He earned his law degree at Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad College of Law, and his undergraduate degree at The University of Central Florida. Prior to representing homeowners and injured parties at Wites Law Firm, Maxwell spent many years […]
We would like to thank Marc for the outstanding service he provided for us concerning our settlement. From my initial phone conversation, I knew Marc was very easy to talk to and the correct choice of attorney. Marc walked us through the process step by step, right on key. Things could not have gone any easier thanks to Marc.WIlly H.
Marc Wites and his staff won a sizable settlement for me and my family. Marc’s knowledge, determination and professional advice on when to settle was on point. Marc’s responsiveness on our communication was as one expects on a best-case scenario. Marc will communicate via text or email. When I had questions, I will get a response immediately, during business hours, weekends etc., it did not matter. In addition, it was not a member of his staff but Marc himself who will respond. Marc was very articulate with his advice and explanations, I felt very comfortable with him handling my case. There are not enough words that can express my gratitude to Marc. I would most definitely hire him again.Nelson R.
Without the help of Marc Wites (my attorney), I believe I would no longer be alive. Marc did not have to represent me, but I think he realized what had happened to me when I was eleven years old was more than a crime; it was horrific. He believed me, not everyone that I told about what had happened did believe me, (my parents, really did not entirely believe me, or they did not want to believe). Marc gathered the evidence so thoroughly. Marc realized that when I had to confront what had happened, one could become suicidal, and Marc took great care, to insure, that I would be better off if the truth was revealed, then to hide from it for the rest of my life. Marc freed me from a self-inflicted prison, I was lost, set adrift, and he let me control the fate of where my law case was going to go. I think Marc is fantastic, he went right for the jugular vein, he knew exactly what to do, and again, I think he is a great person and attorney. I thank Marc for helping me, as I know the outcome of my case would not have been the same without him.Robert M.
Our family has known Marc Wites for almost 10 years, and we have come to know him in a professional and personal capacity during this time. Marc was instrumental in winning significant awards in regard to a car accident case and a personal injury case for us. Marc’s experience and expertise goes beyond those areas. I benefited immensely from his advice recently in resolving another thorny issue. Marc quickly grasped what needed to be done and resolved the problem quickly and efficiently. I highly recommend Marc for his integrity, knowledge, and experience. Marc is a professional attorney you can trust.Joe F.
We handle wrongful death claims arising from car crashes, truck crashes, motorcycle crashes, bicycle crashes, pedestrian events, food poisoning, contaminated food products, defective products and medical malpractice.
No. We handle wrongful death cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you do not have to pay us any attorney’s fees or costs unless we obtain a recovery for you.
Yes. At Wites Law Firm we do not just settle cases. If we cannot obtain a fair and reasonable settlement for you without filing a lawsuit, we will file a lawsuit for you and your family. We will fight your case in court for as long as necessary to obtain the justice that you deserve. If your case goes to trial we will try your case; we will not refer you or your case to another law firm to file a lawsuit or to go to trial. Marc Wites is an experienced trial lawyer, and has obtained multi-million dollar jury verdicts. He also has argued many appeals in state and federal appeals courts.
The Wrongful Death Act sets forth the types of damages that each survivor may recover. For example, a surviving spouse may recover damages for mental pain and suffering, loss of support and services, medical and funeral expenses, and the present value of the deceased’s future earnings (which is often referred to as “net accumulations”). All survivors may recover damages for loss of support and services. This can include monetary support and services (such as a household task) that the survivors will have to pay for in the future as a result of the deceased’s death. A minor child (which is defined by the Act as someone under the age of 25) can recover damages for lost parental companionship, instruction and guidance (which is similar to pain and suffering), but an adult child (i.e., someone over the age of 25) can only recover such damages if the deceased does not have a surviving spouse. Child survivors of all ages can recover loss of support and services. The deceased’s estate can also recover damages such as medical and funeral expenses. For more information about who can bring a claim and for what types of damages, please contact us for a free consultation.