Florida Wrongful Death Attorneys
Losing a loved one due to someone else’s negligence or misconduct is an unimaginable tragedy. During such difficult times, seeking justice and holding the responsible party accountable becomes paramount. At Donaldson & Weston, our compassionate team of wrongful death lawyers is dedicated to helping families in Florida navigate the legal process and obtain the compensation they deserve.
As experienced wrongful death lawyers in Florida, we understand the immense emotional and financial toll that the loss of a loved one can have on a family. We are here to provide you with the support, guidance, and legal representation necessary to pursue justice on behalf of your loved one.
Why Turn to Our Wrongful Death Lawyers?
At Donaldson & Weston, we are committed to fighting for justice and advocating for the rights of families who have lost a loved one due to wrongful death. Here’s why we stand out as a trusted choice for families in Florida:
Compassionate Legal Support:
We approach each case with empathy and compassion, recognizing the immense grief and pain you are experiencing. Our team is dedicated to providing personalized legal support, understanding your unique needs, and guiding you through the legal process with care and sensitivity.
Extensive Experience in Wrongful Death Cases:
With years of experience in handling wrongful death cases in Florida, our attorneys possess the necessary expertise to navigate the complexities of these claims. We have a deep understanding of the legal framework surrounding wrongful death and will utilize our knowledge to build a strong case on your behalf.
We conduct thorough investigations to uncover the truth and establish liability. Our team works diligently to gather evidence, consult with experts, interview witnesses, and analyze all relevant information to build a compelling case. Our goal is to uncover the facts and hold the responsible party accountable for their actions.
Strategic Legal Representation:
Our wrongful death attorneys are skilled negotiators who will strive to reach a fair settlement on your behalf. However, if a fair agreement cannot be reached, we are fully prepared to take your case to trial. We will pursue every available legal avenue to ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive the justice and compensation your family deserves.
Committed to Maximizing Compensation:
We understand the financial challenges that may arise following the loss of a loved one. Our attorneys will diligently assess your damages, including medical expenses, funeral costs, loss of income, loss of companionship, and emotional suffering. We will fight to secure the maximum compensation possible to help ease the financial burden and provide a sense of closure.
What Is a Wrongful Death Claim?
Wrongful death claims can arise from accidents such as car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, defective products, and medical malpractice. A wrongful death claim is a type of personal injury claim that can be pursued if someone has died in an accident that was caused due to someone else’s negligence, reckless behavior, or criminal intent. The deceased’s loved ones, such as a spouse, child, or parent, can file a wrongful death claim on behalf of the deceased against the liable party for compensation for the damages suffered.
To do so, negligence, liability, and causation will need to be proven. This can be difficult to do alone as liability can sometimes be less obvious, multiple parties may be involved, and evidence can be time-sensitive or hard to access. Hiring a wrongful death lawyer can, however, ease your burden as they will be able to guide and assist you through each step of the process.
What Damages May be Available in a Wrongful Death Claim in Florida?
As the spouse, child, or parent of a loved one that was lost due to an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be eligible to receive monetary compensation for the damages your loved one suffered and that you now suffer. Proof of these economic and non-economic damages will, however, be required.
A skilled wrongful death lawyer can help you to gather thorough evidence of your family’s losses. This may help to strengthen your claim and ward off disputes from the insurer who is likely trying to avoid a substantial payout. It may also help during the negotiation process so that a fair settlement is reached that covers all the damages suffered.
Below is a list of the damages that you may be able to include as part of your wrongful death claim:
- Medical expenses: If your loved one has passed away in the wake of an accident, you may be left to deal with their outstanding medical bills. All accident-related medical expenses, such as hospitalization, treatments, diagnostic imaging, and medication, may be included as part of your wrongful death claim.
- Lost income and financial support: The amount of money that the deceased would have provided for his/ her family in everyday life may be included as part of a wrongful death claim. When calculating this value, factors such as the age of the deceased, their health condition before the accident, and their earning capacity may be taken into consideration. If you relied on your loved one, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your loss of financial support with the relevant evidence to back it up. For example, if the deceased is your spouse, you may be able to claim the value of what you would usually receive from them or the expenses that they covered. If the deceased is a parent that you were still financially dependent on, you may be able to claim financial support until you are self-supporting.
- Funeral expenses: Funerals are an important part of the closure process for the family members of the deceased. Funerals can, however, be quite costly, especially if you are left with other accident-related expenses. If your loved one has died in an accident that was not their fault, you may be able to include the cost of the funeral, burial, and memorial as part of your wrongful death claim.
- Pain and suffering: Not all losses are economic. Your loved one may have been in severe pain and experienced intense suffering after the accident and before their passing. This is a form of non-economic loss that you may be able to include as part of your claim. Your wrongful death attorney can help you to prove the distress that your loved one was in before they died so that their pain and suffering may be compensated.
- Loss of love and companionship: This is another form of non-economic damage that you and your family may experience due to the loss of a loved one. If you have lost a spouse, parent, or child, you may suffer deep emotional distress that you also deserve to be compensated for. You will, however, need a highly skilled lawyer to help you to prove such losses. Some emotional damages the family may face include the loss of love, affection, nurturing, and companionship.
Contact Us Today for a Free Consultation with a Wrongful Death Attorney in Florida
If you have lost a loved one due to wrongful death in Florida, we are here to support you during this difficult time. Contact our dedicated wrongful death attorneys at Donaldson & Weston today for a free consultation. Call us at 866-382-1494 to speak with an experienced and compassionate attorney who can provide guidance and help you seek justice for your loved one.
While we understand that no amount of compensation can fully heal the pain caused by the loss, holding the responsible party accountable can provide a sense of closure and justice. Trust our skilled team at Donaldson & Weston to handle your wrongful death case with compassion, integrity, and a commitment to achieving the best possible outcome for you and your family.