Losing a family member is always difficult. It can be even more devastating if the death happened suddenly and without warning due to an unexpected accident. When a loved suffers any type of wrongful death accident, recovery can be difficult for your household. Not only are you dealing with the emotional loss, but also the financial consequences of the death. These can be particularly concerning if your family member was a primary financial contributor to the household.
Florida law gives families the right to hold negligent parties accountable for wrongful death and to seek compensation for their many losses. While money can never replace the presence of a loved one, such compensation is important to help families move forward with fewer financial concerns. To learn about your rights after losing a family member, call our dedicated wrongful death lawyer at Quattrochi and Torres today.
Wrongful Death Claims
The law states that a death is wrongful when it occurs due to someone else’s negligence, default, breach of contract, or wrongful act. Some common causes of wrongful death include:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Dog attacks
- Accidents caused by defective products
Florida allows close family members including spouses, children, and parents to seek compensation for specific losses, such as medical and funeral bills, the value of lost household services, emotional and mental pain, and the loss of companionship, protection, and guidance. The deceased person’s estate may also recover losses including lost earnings of the victim.
Learn How Our Seminole County Wrongful Death Lawyer Can Help
While wrongful death laws can be complicated, our wrongful death attorney at Quattrochi and Torres will handle every step of the legal process for you. We provide representation with compassion, so please call 407.452.4918 or contact us online for a free consultation.