A wrongful death is a traumatic event for any family. Because of the negligent actions of someone or some entity, a loved one is lost forever.
The law is limited in the type of remedy it can provide family members who have experienced the wrongful death of a loved one. That limited remedy is money damages. While compensation for the loss of a parent, child, or spouse can never replace him or her, , you have to remember that you are entitled to compensation. After all, you have lost the love and companionship of someone as well as the income and services that your loved one provided.
A wrongful death claim in Orlando or anywhere else in Florida can encompass numerous types of legal actions. Car accidents can certainly result in fatalities, as can the use of a defective drug or product. A medical malpractice claim can also be a wrongful death action if a physician negligently failed to diagnose a condition that led to the person’s death, or committed an error during surgery.
How a wrongful death action is handled depends on the type of case. Medical negligence cases require expert medical testimony and have a different standard of proof than a car accident fatality. The same is true for a premises liability accident or one involving a defective drug or product.
The damages available in a wrongful death action differ from other personal injury claims. As a surviving spouse, child, or parent, you may be entitled to damages for medical expenses incurred, burial and funeral costs, as well as the past and future income and value of employment benefits the decedent would have earned over his or her working lifetime.
You may also be entitled to general damages for the loss of love and companionship, and for mental anguish in some cases. These damages are limited, however, if your case involves medical malpractice.
Knowing that you have a skilled and trustworthy attorney on your side can be extremely comforting. The lawyers at the Morey Law Firm, P.A. have experience at handling wrongful death claims . We can represent wrongful death clients throughout the Orlando area including Orange, Seminole, Volusia, Osceola, Lake, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Polk, and Alachua.
The memory of your loved one will last forever, but you do not need to suffer financially through no fault of your own. Contact a wrongful death lawyer at the Morey Law Firm, P.A. for a free consultation at 407-426-7222.