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Experienced Wrongful Death Lawyers Fighting for Justice for Your Loved Ones

It goes without saying that there are very few things that hurt more than the unexpected loss of a loved one. Learning that your family member lost their life as a result of another person’s careless, reckless, negligent, or deliberate actions only makes the situation even more difficult to accept.

In Florida, the term wrongful death is defined as a death that is caused by another person, persons, or company’s wrongful action. This wrongful act can be an act of negligence, omission, or by default. Thousands of people in the state of Florida lose their lives each year because of the negligent, reckless, and sometimes deliberate actions of others.

A wrongful death lawsuit in Florida can be based on simple negligence such as a car crash or a motorcycle accident. There are other wrongful death lawsuits that can be much more complicated such as medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, or medical mistake.

Wrongful Death can Be Difficult to Prove - Get Experienced Legal Help

If someone you love was killed because of a person, person’s, or company’s negligence or intentional action, Florida law says you may be entitled to compensation. Because the deceased victim is no longer alive to provide testimony about the circumstances surrounding and leading up to their accident, these claims are sometimes difficult to prove.

Our knowledgeable and compassionate wrongful death lawyer at Your Damage Lawyer by Chad J. Robinson, PLLC has more than a decade of Florida personal injury law experience and will make sure that you get full and fair compensation for the death of your loved one.

Schedule your initial consultation by calling our firm at (561) 564-0233 today. 

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Florida?

In Florida, death is considered wrongful when it has been caused by negligence, wrongful act, default, or breach of contract of another party or other entity. When a person loses their life in a wrongful death incident, surviving relatives may be entitled to substantial compensation.

However, it must be proven that a party other than the deceased victim was at fault for the accident. For example, things like public transportation and ridesharing have become go-to services for people looking to travel around Southern Florida. Unfortunately, many accidents can and do occur because of these conveniences. If the company or driver of the vehicle is not shown to be at fault for the accident, however, then there is no claim to be filed against them.

It is important to understand that in Florida, only certain family members are able to file a wrongful death claim on behalf of a decedent. In some cases, the personal representative may be named in the decedent’s will or estate plan.

If no person is designated by the decedent, a court can designate a representative. In Florida, wrongful death claims are filed by the representative. They are only to be filed on behalf of the decedent’s estate and any surviving family members. When filing a wrongful death claim in Central Florida, the personal representative must name every surviving relative who has an interest in the legal case.

Some family members who may recover compensation through the filing of a wrongful death claim include:

  • The surviving spouse of the decedent
  • The surviving children of the decedent
  • The surviving parents of the decedent
  • Any blood relatives who depending on the decedent, either in part or in full, for support or services
  • Any adoptive siblings who depending on the decedent, either in part or in full, for support or services

Children who are born to unmarried parents are often able to recover compensation after the loss of a parent. However, if the child’s father passes away, the child is only able to recover compensation if the father had formally recognized the child as his own prior to their passing. Furthermore, the father had to have had an obligation to contribute to the support of the child.

If you are not sure whether you are able to file a lawsuit on behalf of your deceased loved one, contact Florida wrongful death attorney Your Damage Lawyer by Chad J. Robinson, PLLC as soon as possible to find out. Our legal team is always available to meet with you so call today to speak with a skilled attorney and schedule your free consultation.

Most Common Types of Wrongful Death Cases Filed in Florida

A wrongful death lawsuit is much like any other civil lawsuit, except for the fact that the defendant’s actions caused the death, not just a personal injury or other damages. Wrongful death claims can result from any type of accident really.

These are some of the most common wrongful death cases that are filed in Florida:

We know that the last thing on your mind after losing someone close to you is taking legal action against the party or parties who are responsible for the accident that took their life. We understand that no amount of monetary compensation will ever take the place or make up for the loss, especially if your loved one was the primary provider for you and your family. You are going to need money to help you and your family have a future. 

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Your Damage Lawyer by Chad J. Robinson, PLLC is Here for You During These Difficult Times

The unexpected loss of a loved one often creates overwhelming challenges for those who are left to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives and move forward. Losing a family member is truly one of the most challenging things that anyone will ever face. These times are highly emotional and often stressful for surviving spouses, children, parents, siblings, and friends. It is crucial to understand, however, that this is not something you have to go through alone.

Our knowledgeable team at Your Damage Lawyer by Chad J. Robinson, PLLC law firm is here to stand by your side during these challenging times and fight to get you the justice you deserve. Since 2005, our wrongful death attorney Chad J. Robinson has helped guide bereaved families and protected their legal rights. We will make sure that every responsible party is held accountable for the death of your loved one.

If you lost a loved one in a Florida accident that was caused by the negligent or reckless actions of another party, contact Your Damage Lawyer by Chad J. Robinson, PLLC today to see how we can help you.

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