Florida Wrongful Death Lawyers
Losing a loved one is, quite simply, one of the most difficult and tragic circumstances anyone can face. These difficulties are only heightened when the death in question was needlessly caused by someone else’s reckless or negligence. In legal terms, such losses of life are termed wrongful death.
Wrongful death is a wide-ranging term used to apply to wrongful deaths caused by:
- Medical malpractice
- Defective products
- Car accidents
- Slip and falls
- Workplace accidents
- And more
Family members and loved ones are allowed to be compensated for the loss of their loved one when someone else’s wrongdoing caused the tragedy and loss of life.
Lampariello Law Group is a boutique firm whose wrongful death lawyers treat these cases with the compassion and care they deserve, fighting for a family’s right to recover compensation for their loss. We will be emotionally and sensitive to the families this time, while also being a forceful and strong advocate who demands the compensation to which the family is legally entitled.
What to Do After a Wrongful Death
While it is often not possible for loved ones to obtain valuable information in the immediacy of a wrongful death accident, it is critical to do so as soon as possible.
Any and all proof that shows the party or parties who are at fault in the case will be of paramount importance. Of course, our team will seek out this information as well, but we can build a stronger case the sooner we have this essential information.
Evidence to obtain and provide us for your case includes:
- Accident scene photographs
- Police reports and medical records
- If applicable, the defective product involved
- Names and contact info of responders and witnesses
- If applicable, the names and contact information of any known parties involved in the accident
Making a Wrongful Death Claim
Florida allows the surviving family members or dependents left behind by a wrongful death accident to file a legal claim against the parties alleged to be responsible. Additionally, Florida law also permits a bystander claim for any loved one who actually witnessed the death at the scene, due to the extreme emotional toll such an experience will cause.
Family members may receive compensation for any of the following reasons:
- Loss of financial support and/or benefits
- Loss of companionship, protection and/or guidance
- Mental pain and suffering
- Medical or funeral expenses paid by a surviving family member
The estate of the wrongful death victim is also permitted to file a claim for compensation based on losses, which include:
- Lost income or inheritance
- Funeral expenses
- Medical expenses
If your loved one lost their life due to someone else’s wrongful actions or negligent wrongdoing, contact us for a free legal consultation with a Florida wrongful death attorney who will pursue justice for your family and the dearly departed.