A Sarasota wrongful death lawyer from Distasio Law Firm may help you secure compensation and hold the liable party accountable following the untimely death of your loved one. There are few things more painful than to suddenly lose a beloved family member in a preventable accident. Our team of capable injury attorneys may be able to secure a payout to reduce your financial stress and hold the person responsible for the accident liable.

Let the team from Distasio Law Firm handle your claim while you focus on spending time with loved ones and mourning your family member. Call for a free consultation with a team member about your case today.

Wrongful Death Cases Stem from Negligent Accidents

An experienced wrongful death lawyer in Sarasota from Distasio Law Firm can help you understand your case’s strength and answer any questions you have about the process and your rights. If your loved one was hurt in a personal injury incident, their death may support a wrongful death claim.

Personal injury accidents often occur because of one party’s negligence, which causes another to suffer injuries. Examples include:

  • Traffic accidents in which a driver runs a red light
  • Slip and fall accidents in which a store owner fails to clean up a spill
  • Boat accidents in which an intoxicated boater causes a collision
  • Dog bite incidents in which a dog owner fails to keep his or her dog leashed in public

When the victim of a personal injury accident dies due to their injuries, Florida Statutes §768.19 allows a personal representative to pursue a wrongful death case on behalf of the estate. A personal representative is an executor of a will, an estate administrator, or the court-appointed point-person probating the estate.

The personal representative may or may not be the same person who will benefit from a wrongful death payout. For example, a spouse may serve as the personal representative and would likely also benefit from the compensation recovered. However, if a family friend is the executor of the estate, they will likely be pursuing compensation for others. Those who recover a payout in a wrongful death case typically include the surviving spouse, children, parents, and other immediate family members.

Following your free case review with our team, we will discuss how we can help you seek compensation based on your loved one’s wrongful death. If we decide to work together on your case, you can count on Distasio Law Firm to commit the financial support needed to investigate the accident and prepare the claim. You will not need to pay anything upfront. Our attorney’s fees come from the financial recovery once it is secured. If there is no payout, we will not request payment.

Our Team Is Here for You and Your Family After Your Loved One’s Wrongful Death

If you experienced the sudden and wrongful loss of a family member, a proactive Sarasota wrongful death attorney from Distasio Law Firm may be able to seek a financial recovery on your behalf. We know that holding the liable party responsible for your damages will not bring your loved one back, but it can help ease your stress about financial matters and allow you to focus on your emotional healing.

Our team commits to putting our clients first, including every member of your family who is hurting and needs to know that we are fighting for them. We believe it is important to hold those responsible for the death accountable for their actions, either through an insurance claim or civil lawsuit in a Sarasota County court.

You can learn more about how our team at Distasio Law Firm can help you, including how we build our cases and represent your best interests. We will address your concerns about your case and take steps to ensure you feel comfortable moving forward with your claim. Call today for your complimentary consultation with a compassionate and knowledgeable team member.

Potential Damages in a Wrongful Death Claim in Sarasota

The recoverable damages in a Florida wrongful death claim depend on the losses suffered and the recipient’s relationship to the accident victims. Under Florida Statutes §768.21, the victim’s spouse, children, and/or parents may be able to recover losses based on their relationship.

This includes the loss of parental training and guidance for their children and loss of companionship and protection for their spouse. Other recoverable losses include the loss of financial support, loss of services they performed, and the pain and suffering the family members experienced as a result of the death.

There are also damages available related to the victim’s own suffering. The estate can recover medical care costs, funeral and burial expenses, and damages for pain and suffering the victim experienced following their injuries before they passed away.

In most negligence claims, we have four years to take legal action and prepare the court case. However, we only have two years to file a lawsuit for a wrongful death case, per Florida Statutes §95.11. We will need to go to work on your case as soon as possible to ensure we meet the deadlines.

Speak with a Sarasota Wrongful Death Attorney Today

A Sarasota wrongful death lawyer from Distasio Law Firm may be able to hold the person liable for your loved one’s accident, injuries, and death accountable in a civil case. If you are the representative of your loved one’s estate or you lost an immediate family member, reach out to us today.

At Distasio Law Firm, we provide case reviews to those who lost loved ones in Sarasota negligence accidents. We will discuss your loved one’s accident and injuries with you in a compassionate and understanding conversation, allowing us to better understand what happened and the losses you suffered as a result. Call today to get started.