What Is a Wrongful Death Claim?
A wrongful death claim can be filed when someone dies as a result of the negligence or misconduct of another person. The legal statute that determines what constitutes wrongful death varies slightly by state, so having a Florida wrongful death attorney is important to ensure that you are getting the most from your claim in the state of Florida.
Understanding Wrongful Death Laws in Florida
Do I have a Florida Wrongful Death Claim? Auto accidents , defective products , medical malpractice , and other acts of negligence can be grounds for a wrongful death claim. (Death resulting from a workplace-related accident is also eligible for workers’ compensation, regardless of negligent action). Unfortunately, many people do not know when a love one’s death was caused by a negligent act because the evidence can be difficult to detect.
Evidence must prove:
- Duty: The person held liable had a responsibility of “due care” to the victim.
- Breach of Duty: The breach or failure of the defendant to uphold that duty of “due care.”
- Causation: Prove that the breach of duty is the direct cause of the victim’s death.
- Damages: Prove the victim actually suffered damages (in wrongful death cases, “death” would be the primary damage caused, but there may be others).
Who can recover for wrongful death? Only immediate family members can file a wrongful death claim, and amassing this evidence in the wake of a tragedy can be difficult and even traumatic. We’re here to help you work through this challenging time. If you have any concerns or suspicions that your loved one’s death might have been caused by negligent or reckless actions of another, please contact one of our Florida wrongful death attorneys for further consultation and assistance.
Maximizing Your Recovery
The attorneys at Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey, & Fronrath have handled hundreds of wrongful death cases, recovering millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients. You need an experienced attorney who can help you collect all the necessary evidence to file an effective claim.
We understand no amount of compensation can bring back a loved one. However, it can help cover medical and funeral expenses, loss of income, and other expenses and losses that otherwise would not have occurred. If you think you may have a wrongful death claim, please contact us immediately.
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At Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey &Fronrath, we do everything we can to make complicated legal issues as simple as possible. We offer several options for learning more about wrongful death cases in Florida. All of our contact information can be found HERE . You can also use the Live Chat on our Home Page to ask any questions or discuss any concerns you may have with one of our knowledgeable representatives. To speak to someone by phone, call our number (561) 655-1990.
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