Wrongful death attorneys in Florida
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Florida personal injury attorneys for wrongful death claims
Our Florida personal injury attorneys at Advocates USA are ready to fight for the loss of your loved one and file a wrongful death claim for compensation that is deserved. Call us to speak with an accident and personal injury lawyer about losing a loved one in a car accident or work accident in Florida by contacting us at 1-800-872-4878. Our attorneys can help you file a personal injury claim to get you the necessary compensation.
When someone's life is taken, it can leave surviving family members with a financial burden, feeling devastated, confused, and not knowing what to do or how to claim injustice. It can be challenging to think about legal matters after a tragedy. However, filing a wrongful death claim for your family can economically help your future. It is crucial to speak with experts who have years of fighting for their client's rights and know how to argue in and out of court. Your future depends on making this decision and speaking with an experienced lawyer at Advocates USA.
An accident death claim can bring justice to the responsible party and provide financial compensation for your losses that will help you get back to normalcy under the given circumstances. Our Florida Wrongful death claims attorneys, with offices in West Palm Beach and throughout the state, sympathize deeply with those who have lost family members or spouses through negligence in a workplace or car accident. Advocates USA wants to help you get the most out of your wrongful death claim, no matter where the accident occurred. Contact our attorneys for a wrongful death claim at 1-800-872-4878 for a free consultation with a personal injury and accident attorney in Florida. Why choose Advocates USA?
Losing a loved one unexpectedly is challenging, especially when another person is at fault and committing a negligent act. However, whether someone else's negligence, wrongful action, or intentional harm caused the untimely death of a loved one, our legal experts at Advocates USA can help you navigate the situation and advise you how to file a claim to recover the maximum compensation possible. In addition, our Florida wrongful death claims attorneys will fight tirelessly to pursue the maximum amount of money possible for your loss.
Should I file a wrongful death case?
To move forward with your case, we will need to know if your loved one's loss meets the state definition of wrongful death. Section 768.19 of the Florida Code of Civil Procedure defines wrongful death as a death arising from another person's wrongful act or negligence. Therefore, you can file a claim if someone else caused or substantially contributed to the death of a loved one. For example, if a drunk driver caused the accident or their employer had safety violations resulting in death. You must file a claim two years from when your loved one died.
What is wrongful death?
Knowing how the judicial system defines wrongful death is crucial. Florida Law Section 768.19 states wrongful death is "the death of one person by the wrongful act or negligence of another."
Think of a wrongful death claim like a personal injury claim, except that the negligent act caused a death. Both types of claims focus on the same legal theory of negligence. In a wrongful death lawsuit, three elements must be proven:
- The defendant owed the deceased person a duty of care. The defendant could be a distracted driver, an incompetent doctor, a negligent caretaker, a product manufacturer, a landlord, or another party contributing to the death. The duty of care will vary depending on the defendant's role in the incident.
- The accused breached his duty of care. A breach is anything another reasonably prudent party would not have done under the same or similar circumstances. Courts may find a party "negligent" if they can determine that the person or entity should have done something different to prevent the decedent's death.
- The breach of the duty of care caused the person's death. A loved one dies does not automatically make a party liable. Instead, you must prove that the defendant's inattention was the proximate cause of your loved one's death. Proving this item may involve eyewitness statements, expert testimony, and a full-scale investigation.
It must also be proven that you, as the surviving dependent, suffer due to losing your loved one. A wrongful death claim in Florida is relatively easy to prove. For example, you may have suffered emotional damage, mental anguish, or loss of consortium; if this is the case, Advocates USA can prove this.
The courts may award compensation for non-economic and economic damages such as medical expenses up to the time of death and funeral and burial expenses. A wrongful death claim can provide an essential source of financial relief for loved ones left behind by the decedent.
Wrongful death occurs when a person dies due to the misconduct or negligence of another person and is a civil lawsuit. However, a wrongful death lawsuit arising from the same accident may also proceed to criminal charges.
A broad spectrum of circumstances can lead to a wrongful death lawsuit, such as car accidents caused by drunk driving, workplace accidents, animal attacks, or criminal activity. Each state has its wrongful death statutes, with its requirements, rules, procedures, and statutes of limitations. If someone fails to take reasonable steps, that failure can cause serious harm to others, including death. This is negligence regarding wrongful death. In addition, Florida law allows certain surviving family members (such as the decedent's spouse or children) to sue the negligent person, company, or other entity responsible for the death of their loved one.
If a judge or jury warrants a valid wrongful death claim, courts will order the responsible party to pay damages to the family member who filed the lawsuit. The court will award money damages, which may include compensation for the following:
- Medical expenses
- Funeral expenses
- Emotional stress
- Loss of income and future earnings
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Even though the details of Wrongful death lawsuits vary from case to case, in Florida, there are generally at least three common elements:
- The death due to negligence, wrongful action, or attempted harm by another;
- The death was caused by another person's negligence, wrongful act, or with intent to cause harm; and
- The surviving family members suffer financial losses due to the death.
In Florida, you have up to two years to file a wrongful death claim; however, the Florida statute of limitations is significantly reduced in some cases. If you think you have a wrongful death claim, contact Advocates USA. Our Florida accident attorneys can speak with you and hear your case today by calling 1-800-872-4878. We have representation throughout Florida State with offices in West Palm Beach, Tallahassee, Fort Myers, Naples, Sarasota, Fort Lauderdale, Vero Beach, Miami, Fort Pierce, St. Petersburg, Miramar Beach, Tampa, and more. No matter where the accident occurred, Advocates USA can help you file a wrongful death claim and argue for deserved compensation.
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