Wrongful Death

Orlando Wrongful Death Attorney

Handling Wrongful Death Claims in Orlando and Central FloridaWrongful death is the death of a person due to the negligence of another person, either intentionally or unintentionally.

The untimely death of a spouse, parent or child can be one of the defining moments in a person's life. If a loved one is killed in a preventable accident or event, it is not something a person ever really gets over. Really, this type of loss stays with a person forever. It is almost inappropriate to talk about legal matters after such a tragedy. Any recovery you would receive will be inadequate to address your profound loss. A wrongful death lawsuit, however, can serve a number of important purposes. A wrongful death claim can hold the people or businesses accountable for your loss and may prevent others from suffering in the same way you have suffered. A successful claim can also provide financial support during a difficult time.

What is a Wrongful Death Claim?

A wrongful death claim is a civil action or lawsuit, sought by the surviving loved ones (usually family members) of a person who died because of the negligent actions/lack of actions or misconduct of another person or entity. The party that initiates the lawsuit must prove they are suffering monetary injury as a result of the death of the person.

Wrongful death claims may result because of someone's death due to variety a of circumstances, including:

  • Medical malpractice
  • Plane, boat or car accident
  • Exposure to hazardous conditions or substances at work
  • Criminal behavior

Which Damages may be Recovered in a Wrongful Death Claim?

There are many types of damages recoverable in a wrongful death claim. The most common are:

  • Pain and suffering endured by the survivors
  • Loss of descendant's care, protection and companionship
  • Medical and funeral expenses paid by a survivor
  • Loss of pension, medical coverage and other benefits
  • Loss of future earnings
  • Value of lost support ("contributions in kind as well as money") and services

Our Orlando Wrongful Death Attorneys represent surviving family members throughout Central Florida in wrongful death litigation. We can handle all of the legal aspects of your claim. We can help you establish an estate for your loved one. Our lawyers can then investigate the circumstances behind your loved one's death. For instance, if your loved one was killed in a car accident, there may be other liable parties besides the other driver. There may be automobile defects, or the road may not have had proper signs.

When we have determined what parties are at fault, we will prepare a claim for damages. Under Florida law, a surviving family member in a wrongful death suit may be able to make a claim for the value of lost support and services, lost companionship, pain and suffering, medical and funeral expenses, and the loss of earnings.

Contact our Experienced Orlando Wrongful Death Attorneys

Wrongful death claims are complicated and must be brought within a specific time frame. The sooner you get in touch with our personal injury lawyers, the more we can do to prepare your case. Contact us for a free consultation and to understand the options available to you. You may call us at 1-866-680-4LAW or fill out our online form located at the top of the page and one of our highly experienced wrongful death Attorneys will contact you shortly. We respond to after-hours messages promptly. Evening or weekend appointments are available upon request. If you are unable to meet with us at our Orlando office, we can meet you at home, the hospital or another location. We respect your privacy and will keep all your information confidential.

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Central Florida Personal Injury Law Firm Handles Wrongful Death Claims
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