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Wrongful Death

The firm has experience in representing families that have lost loved ones due to the negligence of others. The filing of a wrongful death lawsuit is not just to seek compensation for the loss of a loved one, but also to seek answers. The goal also is to prevent others from being injured or killed in a similar manner.

If you are injured in an accident caused by another person's negligent or reckless conduct, you probably know that you can file a personal injury lawsuit to recover your damages. But what happens when someone is killed due to negligent conduct? In that scenario, the estate or immediate heirs of the deceased may file a special type of personal injury claim known as a wrongful death lawsuit.

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Unlike other forms of personal injury lawsuits, which are governed by principles of common law, wrongful death is purely a creation of statute. Specifically, wrongful death laws exist that detail who can file a claim and what damages are available.

A wrongful death lawyer or other personal representative should be present in court to initiate the official complaint. This representative should be named in the estate plan of the deceased or someone whom the court has appointed. This particular representative will file the claim on behalf of all the members of the family who are suffering due to the loss of their loved one — whether emotionally or financially.

Why Hire a Florida Wrongful Death Attorney?

Before you can file a claim for damages, you must establish that it was indeed a wrongful death and that you are eligible for compensation based on your relationship with the deceased person under Florida law.

There are many special rules and additional factors that can make it difficult determine who can recover damages in a wrongful death lawsuit, and when. Wrongful death cases are often complex and emotional affairs. Family members are already struggling with their grief. A lawsuit is often seen as a necessary but unwelcome distraction. Therefore, it is crucial to work with a skilled and compassionate wrongful death attorney who can take that burden off of your family's shoulders.

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