Orlando Wrongful Death Lawyers
At Purely Legal, we understand that losing a loved one is one of the most difficult experiences you can go through. No amount of money can replace that loss, but if you believe the death occurred due to another person’s negligence, you may be entitled to financial compensation.
Our experienced wrongful death attorneys are here to help you every step of the way. We’ll work tirelessly to ensure you receive the justice and compensation you deserve. We’ll review your case and provide honest and straightforward legal advice.
We understand this is an extremely difficult time for you and your family, and we’ll do everything possible to protect your rights.
Contact our Orlando wrongful death lawyers today to schedule a free consultation.
Who Can Make a Wrongful Death Claim in Florida?
In Florida, the following individuals may bring a wrongful death claim:
- The deceased’s surviving spouse
- The personal representative of the deceased’s estate
- The surviving children of the deceased
- The surviving parents of the deceased
- The surviving siblings of the deceased (provided they are financially dependent)
- Any other surviving blood relatives or adoptive relatives of the deceased
The personal representative of the deceased’s estate is responsible for filing the wrongful death claim on behalf of all surviving relatives. If the deceased did not have a will, the court would appoint a personal representative to file the claim.
It is important to contact a wrongful death attorney as soon as possible after the death of a loved one to ensure that a wrongful death claim is filed promptly.
What Kind of Compensation Can I Seek From Wrongful Death Cases in Florida?
Compensation available in a wrongful death claim depends on the circumstances of the case.
Generally, the compensation available in a wrongful death claim includes:
- Funeral and burial expenses for the deceased
- Loss of financial support the deceased provided to their survivors (can include lost wages, benefits, and future income)
- Loss of companionship and guidance of the deceased to their survivors
- Pain and suffering experienced before their death
- Punitive damages to punish the responsible party for their wrongful actions
It is important to consult with an experienced wrongful death attorney to determine the compensation available.
Who Is at Fault for Wrongful Death Cases?
Generally, the party or parties responsible for wrongful death are those who caused the death either through their negligence or intentional acts.
In some cases, the responsible party can be an individual, such as a driver in a car accident, a doctor who failed to provide proper care, or a property owner who failed to maintain safe premises. In other cases, the responsible party can be a business, such as a manufacturer of a faulty product, an employer who failed to provide a safe work environment, or a governmental entity.
Sometimes, multiple parties may be at fault. It is important to consult an experienced wrongful death attorney to determine fault and pursue appropriate legal action.
How to Know If You Have a Wrongful Death Case
Determining whether you have a valid wrongful death claim isn’t always clear.
Here are a few ways to determine if you have a case:
- Was the death the result of someone else’s negligence? You can only file a wrongful death case if the death was caused by another person or entity’s negligence or intentional act. Thus, determining the cause of death is key to determining if you have a wrongful death case.
- Was the deceased owed a “duty of care”? For a wrongful death case to be successful, the deceased must have been owed a duty of care by the responsible party. This duty of care is established by law and varies depending on the circumstances.
- Did the breach of duty cause the deceased’s death? If the deceased was owed a duty of care and the responsible party breached that duty, the breach must have been the cause of the death for a wrongful death case to be successful.
- Are there surviving family members or dependents? To sue for wrongful death, the deceased must have had surviving family members who suffered financially due to the death.
- Can the responsible party be held liable? The responsible party must have been able to prevent the death to be held liable. If the responsible party could not have prevented the death, they cannot be held liable.
If you can answer “yes” to each of these questions, you may have a wrongful death case. It is important to consult a lawyer to thoroughly evaluate your case and determine whether you have a valid claim.
Why Choose Purely Legal to Represent You?
Having the right legal team on your side can make all the difference in a wrongful death case.
Here are a few reasons why you should choose Purely Legal:
- Experienced and knowledgeable attorneys. Our team of attorneys have decades of experience in wrongful death cases and are highly trained in the legal process. We will keep you apprised on the process and help you avoid statute-of-limitations issues.
- Dedicated and compassionate support staff. This is a difficult time for you and your family. Our staff is dedicated to providing you with compassionate and understanding legal support.
- Proven track record of success. We have a long history of successfully representing our clients in wrongful death cases.
- Extensive resources. We have the resources to build a strong case on your behalf. From investigators to expert witnesses, we will do whatever it takes to get you the justice you deserve.
- Personalized attention. We understand each case is unique, and we will provide you personalized attention and legal advice tailored to your specific needs.
No win, no fees. You pay nothing out of pocket unless we win your case.
Get Justice for Your Loved One. Call Purely Legal.
If you have lost someone you love due to the negligence of another person or entity, we urge you to seek legal counsel right away.
Our team of experienced wrongful death lawyers can help you seek the justice and compensation you and your family deserve. We understand the devastating impact losing a loved one can have, and we will work tirelessly to ensure you receive the justice you deserve.
Don’t wait—contact us today to learn more about your legal rights and options.