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The unexpected death of a loved one is one of the hardest losses to endure, especially if that death was caused by a preventable accident. The process of mourning your loss can be made even more difficult by financial concerns and insurance claims. Our attorneys in Kissimmee have great sympathy for families in their time of mourning, and we want to help. A lawsuit is likely the last thing on your mind.
However, if someone you love died due to the reckless action of another, you may be able to get justice through a wrongful death claim and recover the compensation necessary to secure your family’s future. Fill out our free, no-risk case evaluation form to learn how our wrongful death attorneys in Kissimmee could help you.
What is Wrongful Death?
According to Florida’s Wrongful Death Act, a wrongful death occurs when a life is taken due to an unexpected and avoidable accident caused by negligence. In the case of a wrongful death, survivors — such as the deceased’s spouse, child, parents, and other family members who were dependent on the deceased for support — may have the right to receive compensation for their losses.
Common Causes of Wrongful Deaths
A wide assortment of accidents, if fatal, can lead to wrongful death. The most common accidents associated with wrongful deaths include:
- Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Accidents;
- Medical Malpractice;
- Boat and Jet-Ski Accidents;
- Defective Drugs and Products; and
- Workplace Accidents.
What Could You Recover in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit
If you file a wrongful death claim, your family may be able to recover compensation for the following damages:
- Past and future loss of support based on the deceased’s net income and life expectancy of both the deceased and the survivor receive the benefits;
- Loss of companionship;
- Pain and suffering; and
- Medical or funeral expenses paid by any survivor.
The amount of compensation you can recover if your lawsuit is successful depends on the circumstances of the case and the cause of the wrongful death.
How Much Does a Wrongful Death Attorney in Kissimmee Cost?
Our wrongful death attorneys in Kissimmee work on a contingency-fee basis. This means that you will pay no upfront costs or consultation fees. You will only pay a reasonable fee if your attorney is successful in recovering compensation for you.
How Our Attorneys Can Help
Our wrongful death attorneys in Kissimmee will work with you to ensure your claim is viable — that negligence can be proven on the part of another person or entity in the accident that claimed the life of your loved one. Your attorney will collect evidence that establishes the link between the defendant’s reckless conduct and your loved one’s wrongful death.
Our attorneys will show the damages that the family has suffered as a result of the death, such as loss of support, loss of companionship, and more. Although past victories don’t guarantee future results, our attorneys have successfully recovered millions in compensation for victims and their families throughout Florida.
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Our attorneys want to help families in Kissimmee to get justice for their devastating loss. If someone you love was the victim of a wrongful death, fill out our free, no-risk case evaluation form. You may be entitled to compensation for your losses.