Need A Wrongful Death Attorney in Florida? We Can Help.
A wrongful death action arises when a person is killed as the result of negligence, product liability, or malice on the part of another person. Negligence might occur in a situation like an automobile or airplane accident, an accident at a workplace, or medical malpractice. The manufacturer of dangerous products might be strictly liable for deaths caused by faulty or unreasonably dangerous products, such as an unsafe automobile or drugs with dangerous side effects. Intentional violence that causes death can also be covered by a wrongful death lawsuit. In that situation the person or persons responsible may also be prosecuted under criminal law. Close family members and sometimes other dependents can sue to recover damages that result from a wrongful death.
Families of the victim often feel pursing legal action will only increase their feelings of distress. Some families do not immediately realize the impact a wrongful death can have on their lives, so contacting a wrongful death attorney is always a good idea. Our attorneys understand the delicacy of wrongful death suits and will try to resolve the wrongful death lawsuit as quickly as possible in a sensitive, tactful manner.
Wrongful death suits can recover the expenses associated to the wrongful death itself, in addition to any loss of salary, benefits, pain and suffering, companionship, and other factors that will increase burden on the family already suffering a grave loss. Since all wrongful death suits will differ, we can help you determine what compensation each family member can seek based on the relationship between the wrongful death victim and the individual wrongful death survivor.
Our firm has the resources and knowledge necessary to expedite the wrongful death suit in a successful manner. While no amount of money can replace a wrongful death victim, one need not suffer financial losses because of someone else’s negligence.
Wrongful Death Attorney in Florida FAQs
What is a wrongful death claim?
A wrongful death action arises when a person is killed as the result of negligence, product liability, or malice on the part of another person. Negligence might occur in a situation like an automobile or airplane accident, an accident at a workplace, or medical malpractice. Wrongful death claims are commonly filed against a person or business deemed legally responsible for causing someone’s death.
If you have questions about whether you have grounds for a wrongful death claim, contact the experienced wrongful death attorneys at VG Law Group, and we’ll help you with your next steps.
Who can file a wrongful death claim?
Florida law requires the personal representative of the deceased person’s estate to file the wrongful death claim. The personal representative may be named in the deceased person’s will or estate plan. If there is no will or estate plan, the personal representative will be appointed by the court, and is usually a direct relative of the deceased person.
If you have questions about whether you are able to file a wrongful death suit, the experts at VG Law Group can help you navigate your particular situation.
What damages are recoverable in a wrongful death suit?
Wrongful death damages that are recovering to surviving relatives in Florida, according to Florida Statute Section 768.21 include:
- Loss of Support and Services is compensation for the value of the deceased person’s income or value of service provided to the immediate family member.
- Loss of Companionship and Protection includes compensation for the loss of companionship and protection, and mental pain and suffering caused by the death of the family member.
- Medical Bills and Funeral Services can be compensated for the costs associated with these services as a result of the wrongful death.
Are there time limits for a lawful death suit?
Yes, in Florida the wrongful death statute of limitations outlines a time limit of two years from the date of death of the person involved. If you have questions about a potential wrongful death suit that occurred within the last two years, the experts at VG Law can help you navigate through this difficult time and get you the settlement you deserve.
If I bring a wrongful death lawsuit, will I have to go to court?
Many wrongful death cases are settled without the case going to trial. However, as with any lawsuit you may file, there is always a chance that the action will have to appear in court. If this happens, you should be prepared to appear in court.
How much does it cost to hire a wrongful death attorney at VG Law Group?
The expert wrongful death attorneys at VG Law Group work on a contingency basis, which means we don’t get paid until you do. There are no upfront costs or fees, and payment will be determined as a portion of the final settlement you win.