Wrongful death cases are fraught with emotion and grief and require an experienced and compassionate attorney to handle the factual information and legal issues. A wrongful death claim arises from the negligence or misconduct of another individual, and the death typically results from motor vehicle accidents, medical mistakes, workplace accidents, and dangerous or defective products.
The death of a loved one will have devastating consequences, both emotionally and financially, on the family of the victim, and the family is entitled to compensation for the loss. Many families fail to pursue a wrongful death claim since they are initially in a state of shock, are focused on the immediate concerns and issues following the tragic death, and they do not wish to think about legal matters during their time of mourning.
Filing a Wrongful Death Claim
The purpose of a wrongful death claim is to hold the at-fault party accountable for his or her actions by compensating the family for their losses as well as to prevent the at-fault party from causing other tragedies. Compensation may include damages such as medical expenses incurred prior to death, funeral expenses, loss of financial support, and loss of consortium.
A wrongful death claim can be filed for certain members of the victim’s immediate family, including the spouse, children and parents and other relatives who were dependent on the victim. Please be advised that in Florida, the deadline for bringing a wrongful death claim is two years from the date of death. Failing to file a claim within this deadline may prohibit the victim’s family from recovering compensation for their loved one’s death.
Getting Justice for Your Loved One: Contact Powell, Powell & Powell
We have represented many families of loved ones who were tragically killed as a result of another person’s negligence. We understand that the family may take solace in obtaining some justice for their loved one as well as knowing that their loved one has been recognized and appreciated.
Our fees in a wrongful death case are a percentage of the recovery we obtain through trial or settlement. We also advance all costs of preparing the case for trial. Please be advised that we do not charge for any fees or costs unless we are successful in obtaining a recovery.
Our law firm is a family business which was founded on the principle of providing high-quality, responsive and personalized legal services. We remain committed to this core principle and we work together as a team to ensure that our clients receive the individualized legal representation for which our firm is known.
Contact the attorneys at Powell, Powell & Powell for a free consultation to discuss the wrongful death of your loved one. We understand this is a difficult time for you and your family and we are here to help you.