What is a wrongful death lawsuit?
A civil action may be filed in the case of a wrongful death. It can result from any death caused by the negligence of another person or company. While a crime such as homicide may result in a wrongful death claim, not all prospective wrongful death claims include criminal activities. Wrongful death cases are brought by private attorneys because they are civil lawsuits. They result in a monetary award against the defendant if they are successful.
Loss of future wages, loss of certain benefits, medical and burial expenditures, loss of affection, loss of consortium, and pain and suffering are all possible damages for the deceased's family. Punitive damages may be available if the party who caused the death acted recklessly. For example, they may be granted in cases such as drunk driving.
Death is a difficult event to process in anyone's life, but it's even more difficult when it's brought on by an unexpected incident. These fatalities could have been prevented if it hadn't been for someone else's action or omission. This is tragic for the survivors, who are suffering terribly as a result of their loss. While nothing can bring your loved one's life back, Leaser Law Firm will work tirelessly to assist you in rebuilding your life after tragic occurrences and achieving some form of justice for your loss.
Who is eligible to recover from a wrongful death lawsuit?
To file the official complaint, a personal representative (or an attorney acting on his or her behalf) should be present in court. This representative should be named in the deceased's estate plan or someone selected by the court. This representative will file the claim on behalf of any family members who are suffering emotionally or financially as a result of the death of a loved one.
All surviving family members who have an interest in the case must be listed by the representative. These members of the family frequently include:
Other relatives who rely on the deceased for financial support may also be eligible, but only after the deceased's beneficiaries named above have filed a claim.
What are the benefits of hiring a lawyer?
An attorney can bring the accountable party to justice and also help you understand your rights. In Florida, you have two years to file a wrongful death lawsuit. This is half the time it takes in the state for a normal negligence case. It is vital that you act quickly. In addition, only certain members of the deceased family are eligible to receive compensation.
The grieving process is stressful enough on its own, but financial burden can make things even more difficult. You have enough on your plate. A wrongful death lawyer can relieve you of the stress of pursuing a legal claim, enabling you to focus on grieving.
Your likelihood of recovering compensation grow considerably after you start working with a personal injury attorney. Although no amount of money will be able to restore the harm that has been done to your family, a successful wrongful death claim can help to alleviate the financial burden that comes with this loss.
If your family member has died as a result of an avoidable death, contact Leaser Law Firm to discuss your options. Scott Leaser Esq., represents the families of wrongful death victims in Greenacres, Florida and its surrounding areas. He will help you file your case and represent you throughout this difficult process.