Florida Wrongful Death
The sudden loss of a loved one is always traumatic for family members, but when the death was caused by someone else’s negligence, coping can be especially difficult. The Florida wrongful death attorneys at Donaldson & Weston understand the hardship you are facing, and we are here to help you pursue justice and the compensation you need to regain your financial security.
Our wrongful death lawyers are skilled settlement negotiators and seasoned litigators who have recovered several multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts on behalf of our clients. Call 772-266-5555 today to schedule a free case evaluation.Types of Florida Wrongful Death Cases We Handle
A wrongful death occurs when a person dies due to the wrongful act, default, breach of contract, or negligence of another person or entity. Our attorneys handle a wide range of wrongful death cases including those involving:
- Car, motorcycle, truck, train, and ATV accidents;
- Drunk and distracted driving accidents;
- Bicycle accidents;
- Boating accidents;
- Hit and run accidents;
- Uber and Lyft accidents;
- Pedestrian accidents;
- Injuries due to dangerous premises; and
- Workplace accidents.
With decades of combined experience handling wrongful death cases, our attorneys have the knowledge and legal strategies to represent your family’s interests and help you fight for a fair settlement.Parties Who can Recover Compensation After a Wrongful Death in Florida
There are several different parties who may be entitled to compensation after a wrongful death in Florida including:
- The deceased's spouse;
- Any minor children of the deceased, or all children if the deceased has no surviving spouse;
- Parents of the deceased—if the deceased was a minor child, or if the deceased was an adult and had no other surviving family members;
- The party who paid for the deceased's medical, burial, and funeral expenses; and
- The deceased's estate.
In the state of Florida, wrongful death claims can include compensation for economic and non-economic losses such as:
- Funeral and burial expenses;
- Medical bills resulting from the deceased’s final injury or illness;
- Lost income from the date of the deceased's final injury to his or her death;
- Loss of prospective net accumulations of the estate;
- Loss of companionship and protection;
- Mental pain and suffering; and
- Loss of parental companionship, guidance, and instruction.
Now two wrongful death attorneys are exactly alike. Some lawyers only accept cases that have a very high probability of ending in a settlement; they aren’t willing to invest the time and effort needed to handle complex cases. Other attorneys lack the knowledge, experience, and legal strategies to provide exceptional representation.
The Florida wrongful death attorneys at Donaldson & Weston are committed to giving each of our clients the best possible chance of recovering the compensation they deserve. Although we approach each case as if we are going to trial, our goal is to obtain the maximum compensation for you and your family as quickly as possible.Call 772-266-5555 to Speak with a Florida Wrongful Death Lawyer Today!
It’s never easy to cope in the aftermath of a loved one’s death. Between helping your family members adjust to the loss and handling your usual obligations, it can seem impossible to catch your breath. The wrongful death attorneys at Donaldson & Weston are here to alleviate the burden by guiding you through the logistics of the claims process so you can focus on more important matters.
We have the knowledge, courtroom experience, and resources to help you and your family navigate through this difficult chapter. Our Florida wrongful death attorneys will fight aggressively to help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
We offer free, no-obligation consultations, during which we will answer your questions, provide detailed legal advice, and help you determine how to proceed with your claim. Call 772-266-5555 or contact us online to speak with a wrongful death attorney at our law firm.