What to do if your personal injury attorney dies in Florida while your case is pending
Anytime someone dies, it is a tragedy, often impacting the lives of many loved ones and those with any dealings with the deceased attorney in Florida. The death of a lawyer may invoke Florida's Probate Law, partnership agreements with the attorney's law firm, property distributions, appointment of an Inventory Attorney, and disruption in all cases which were being handled by the attorney at the time of his or her death in Florida.
Case pending with lawyer who died in Florida If you had a case pending with a lawyer who died in Florida, call us to see if we can take over the handling of the case. You can reach us at 800-337-7755 for a free consultation. Your case may have important upcoming deadlines, settlements to disburse and pay, statute of limitations approaching, claims that need to get filed, and other pending items, including the actual handling and prosecution of your claim.
If your personal injury lawyer died, he or she may have a partner in the same law firm that took over the case. If a lawyer at another firm contacts you about taking over the case, that lawyer may be the Inventory Attorney. That lawyer's job in part is to assess and inventory every pending case to minimize any negative impact on the client. They look for deadlines and pending issues to resolve if things are urgent, and should speak with you about what to do with your personal injury case in Florida.
The Inventory Attorney, if not part of the same firm, should not simply take over the case or represent that they are the successor attorney without also giving you the option to find your own attorney. Remember, you get to choose your lawyer to help with your case.
Choosing the right personal injury lawyer
Having handled more than 5,500 personal injury and accident cases, Jason Turchin wants to be your attorney too and help fight for our rights. If your lawyer died and you need a new attorney to take over your personal injury case in Florida, call Jason Turchin at 800-337-7755 for a free consultation.
Cases handled on a contingency fee
It will not cost you any money out of pocket for us to handle your personal injury case. We only get paid if your case settles or you win. If there is no recovery, we waive our fees and costs.
Law partner died in Florida leaving personal injury cases behind
If you are an attorney in Florida whose associate or partner died with personal injury cases pending and you do not handle them, call Jason Turchin today to discuss the processing and future handling of the cases at 800-337-7755. We can help with the processing of the new cases with client consent, can assess the potential value of each case, can ascertain any upcoming deadlines, and can also help secure assets for the estate of the deceased attorney. Whether you wish to refer them to us, or co-counsel on the personal injury cases, we can discuss how to make an easy transition for you, the estate of the deceased attorney and most importantly, the clients.
We also have a probate department to help secure and distribute assets of a deceased attorney in Florida. The attorney's estate may be entitled to all or some of the earned fees on all of the attorney's pending cases. Our probate attorneys can work with your firm to resolve any fee disbursements to the deceased lawyer's estate.
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