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Jensen Beach Wrongful Death Attorneys

Jensen Beach Wrongful Death Attorneys The untimely death of a loved one is the single greatest tragedy anyone can face. Regardless of the age of the deceased, an accidental death is always premature and utterly devastating.

Whether your 75-year-old mother sustained fatal injuries in a slip and fall accident or your 35-year-old husband died in a motorcycle crash, your family may be able to hold the liable parties financially accountable for the resulting damages. Although filing a wrongful death claim will not bring your loved one back, securing a settlement can ease any financial burden left in the wake of the loss.

If you lost a relative in a preventable accident, turn to the compassionate wrongful death attorneys at Donaldson & Weston to determine if you have grounds for a claim. We combine the resources and experience of a large law firm with the personal touch of a small practice. Call 772-266-5555 to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our Jensen Beach accident lawyers.

What Kinds of Damages Are Recoverable in a Florida Wrongful Death Claim?

The purpose of a wrongful death claim is to compensate surviving family members for losses incurred as a direct result of the untimely passing of their loved one. By filing a successful claim, you may be able to recover financial compensation for:

  • Medical expenses incurred after the accident;
  • Funeral and burial expenses;
  • Loss of support and services;
  • Lost income and benefits;
  • Loss of companionship, guidance, and protection;
  • Mental anguish;
  • Pain and suffering; and
  • Loss of anticipated inheritances.

In certain scenarios, claimants may also recover punitive damages. Such damages are typically awarded if the defendant was intentionally trying to hurt the deceased or was being grossly negligent when the accident occurred.

Who May File a Wrongful Death Claim in Florida?

Under Florida law, the personal representative of the deceased’s estate is responsible for filing the wrongful death claim. If the deceased did not designate a representative in his or her will or died intestate, the court will appoint one.

Individuals who are entitled to the compensation that the personal representative recovers on behalf of the estate include the deceased’s surviving spouse and children. If the deceased was a minor, his or her parents may be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering.

Deadlines to Keep in Mind Regarding Florida Wrongful Death Claims

Typically, the personal representative has two years from the date of death—or the date on which the cause of death was discovered to be negligence—to file a formal suit against the liable party; however, there are exceptions to this statute, so it is essential to call an attorney as soon as possible. For example, there are strict notification requirements if the defendant is a city, county, or state government entity, and they vary depending on the circumstances that led to the death.

Call 772-266-5555 to Discuss Your Case with a Jensen Beach Wrongful Death Lawyer

If you want to file a wrongful death claim in Florida, turn to Donaldson & Weston for expert guidance during every stage of the proceedings. A Jensen Beach injury attorney on our team will handle the logistics of the case so you can focus on taking care of your family. Call 772-266-5555 or fill out our Contact Form to schedule a free consultation.

What Our Clients Say
The attorneys at Donaldson & Weston helped me get an amazing result on my case. Obviously I’ve been through a lot physically but I feel better now and the money really helped my family. When I was riding my bicycle I was hit by a truck that wasn't paying attention. I am not the suing type, but I would definitely hire this firm again. - M.P.
After my accident, i felt like I was being pulled in a bunch of different directions. I really didn't know what to do and all I wanted was someone to shoot me straight. The lawyers at the firm were so honest and definitely pointed me in the right direction. The staff was professional. I think it’s great that only attorneys work on my case, it definitely made me feel comfortable - D.L.
After my accident happened I waited to hear back from the insurance company for about 6 months. I just felt like they kept jerking me around. They even told me not to hire an attorney because it would mean less money in my pocket. I couldn't wait any longer because my bills were out of hand. I hired this firm and they were solid. I got a great result without having to go to court. - S.C.