St. Lucie County Wrongful Death
If your loved one died due to the intentional or negligent actions of another person or entity, you may have grounds for a wrongful death claim. Although no amount of money can undo such a tragic experience, filing a successful claim may allow you to regain your financial stability. The St. Lucie County wrongful death attorneys at Donaldson & Weston are ready to help you fight for justice and the highest possible compensation.
We understand how traumatic the loss of a family member can be. Our wrongful death lawyers will evaluate your case during a free consultation to determine the most strategic way to proceed with your claim. Call 772-266-5555 today to speak with an accident attorney at our law firm.Damages Recoverable in Florida Wrongful Death Lawsuits
Monetary awards in wrongful death cases can be substantial. The potential value of your case will depend on many factors including:
- The nature of your relationship with the deceased;
- The cause of death;
- The cost of healthcare and funeral expenses arising from the death; and
- The value of any potential net accumulations the deceased would have left in his or her estate.
There are different types of damages that may be recovered by the deceased's survivors and the deceased's estate. Survivors are those who are entitled to damages after a family member's death. The estate is what the deceased passes down to beneficiaries in the deceased's will or, if there is no will, to beneficiaries as determined by Florida's intestate succession laws.
Damages that may be recovered by survivors include:
- Loss of protection and companionship;
- Loss of support and services;
- Pain and suffering;
- Loss of parental instruction, guidance, and companionship; and
- Funeral, burial, and medical expenses paid by a survivor.
Damages that may be recovered by the estate include:
- The deceased's lost earnings;
- The deceased's funeral, burial, and medical expenses; and
- Loss of the deceased's net accumulations.
There’s a lot to do in the aftermath of a loved one’s death. In the wake of such a devastating event, bringing a wrongful death claim might be an afterthought. But if you wait too long, important evidence to prove liability and damages might become unavailable. There are also important deadlines you must meet and steps you must take over the days and weeks that follow the death for your claim to be successful.
You should contact a St. Lucie County wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible. The attorneys at Donaldson & Weston can guide you through every step of the proceedings, help you avoid costly mistakes, and calculate your damages so your claim includes all potentially recoverable losses.Call 772-266-5555 for a FREE Consultation with a St. Lucie County Wrongful Death Lawyer
Our attorneys have the knowledge, legal strategies, and experience to help you overcome the legal hurdles you will encounter on the path to a fair settlement. Call us today at 772-266-5555 or fill out our Contact Form to arrange a free initial consultation.