While your loved one may not be here to seek justice, you may want to contact the office of a local Trinity wrongful death lawyer to discuss the details of your case. When faced with the premature death of a loved one, emotions run high, and sometimes, it may seem inappropriate to seek monetary compensation for their death.
However, the compensation does not and can never make up for the loss of your loved one’s life. Financial damages simply help you pay for any bills or expenses related to the burial of your loved one, or any expenses they left behind. You may have an opportunity to hold the liable parties responsible for their negligent actions.
If you hire Distasio Law Firm to represent you, our seasoned personal injury attorneys can help you understand your rights and discuss the steps we need to take to help you in your fight to get damages. Take advantage of our 24/7 availability and call us for a free consultation. We are ready to speak with you today. We cannot tell you how you can pursue justice for your loved one without analyzing your specific and unique circumstances.
Florida Laws Regulate Wrongful Death Lawsuits
Per Statute § 768.19 of the Florida Civil Code, you have the grounds to file a wrongful death lawsuit if the death of your loved one is “caused by the wrongful act, negligence, default, or breach of contract or warranty of any person.” With this law, relatives of the decedent—such as spouses, minor children, and parents of decedent minors—are able to file a civil lawsuit which holds the responsible parties financially accountable for their loss.
Damages That Can Be Recovered in a Wrongful Death Claim
When successful in your litigation, you may be awarded economic and non-economic compensation for:
- The decedent’s pain and suffering before death.
- Medical expenses incurred to treat the decedent’s bodily harm before death.
- Funeral expenses and related burial costs.
- Loss of society, consortium, and companionship.
- Loss of present and future income.
- Loss of household services and financial and emotional support.
- Loss of companionship.
- Emotional distress suffered by surviving relatives.
- Diminished quality of life.
In cases involving gross misconduct or significant negligence, the court may award punitive damages to punish the liable parties and prevent similar situations from occurring in the future.
At Distasio Law Firm, we understand the turmoil surviving relatives face following the premature death of a loved one. As a result, we offer you our representation and unwavering legal support.
To see if you are eligible to recover damages in a wrongful death suit, call Distasio Law Firm now to discuss your case with an experienced lawyer in Trinity.
How Wrongful Death Can Occur
Since there are a variety of situations that may result in wrongful death, it may be difficult to determine if your case qualifies. Some examples of accidents that may result in a wrongful death claim include:
The negligence of healthcare providers can result in the untimely death of patients. Actions that may lead to wrongful death include misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, birth injuries, anesthesia errors, negligent post-op care, and medication errors.
A reckless driver (or one under the influence of drugs and alcohol) can make a series of bad decisions that may result in fatal injuries. According to statistics by the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV), more than 3,000 innocent people lost their lives in a motor vehicle accident in 2018.
Fatal Slip and Fall Accidents
Property managers and owners have a duty of care to ensure that hazards do not cause visitors to sustain minor or fatal injuries. But sometimes, they are negligent and breach their duty of care to the visitors of their property. When a slip and fall occurs, an innocent person could suffer fatal injuries.
A Trinity Wrongful Death Lawyer May Help Establish Liability
Trusting our diligent attorneys in Trinity to represent you and your family in a wrongful death lawsuit will help get the process started as soon as possible. If you want our services, our immediate actions will involve determining if your circumstances qualify you to file a wrongful death claim. The qualifications are as follows:
- The liable party owed your loved one a duty of care.
- The liable party or parties exhibited reckless, negligent, or intentional behavior.
- The decedent’s death occurred due to these behaviors.
- The decedent’s family or estate suffered emotional distress, financial loss, and other damages as a result of the decedent’s death.
To build a solid case against the liable parties, we can provide evidence to your claims. We are prepared to collect:
- Medical documents
- Any photo or video footage of the incident that led to your loved one’s death
- Eyewitness testimony
- Expert witness testimony
- Accident reconstruction
If you opt to work with our team of compassionate wrongful death attorneys in Trinity, we can explore all avenues to support your claims.
A Trinity Wrongful Death Attorney Works to Protect Your Legal Rights
In tough moments, you may want a lawyer in your corner who can help advocate for legal rights. Fortunately, we can provide legal guidance, finance your entire litigation until we recover damages, and represent your interests at the negotiating table. Call Distasio Law Firm for a free initial consultation today to learn how a Trinity wrongful death lawyer may be able to help you.
Florida Statute § 95.11 limits how long you have to file a lawsuit in the state of Florida to two years after your loved one’s death. Speak with a member of our team to determine to discuss your eligibility. There may be exceptions to the timeline of which you may be eligible to take advantage.