Losing a loved one is always tragic, but if you have lost a loved one as a result of someone else's negligence or wrongdoing, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit. In Florida, the law allows the spouse, domestic partner, children or financial dependents of the victim or those who would be entitled to inherit property or assets from the victim to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Most wrongful death claims are based on negligence, meaning that it will be necessary to show that the wrongdoer failed to act in a responsible manner, and that this caused the death of your loved one. There are an endless number of examples of wrongful death suits, but proving fault can be difficult and complicated. Under Florida law, the plaintiff in a wrongful death case can seek financial compensation for medical expenses, funeral and burial costs. Family members of in such cases also have the right to seek non-economic damages for loss of care and companionship.
The attorneys at Stone & Capobianco have extensive experience in wrongful death cases. We know how to determine the appropriate damages recoverable in the case and what it takes to recover fair and full compensation for your losses, including damages for pain and suffering, medical and funeral expenses, and the loss of future earnings and other benefits.
If you have recently lost a loved one and believe it was due to someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, please contact our office for a free case consultation. The attorneys at Stone & Capobianco specialize in all types of Personal Injury law including bicycle accidents, auto accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, nursing home abuse, slip & falls and wrongful death. If you have any questions, please contact our firm today for a free case consultation. Call 772-781-4357 today or fill out our client form here.