Wrongful Death Liability Lawyer
Your Christian Law Firm, Dean Burnetti Law represents the Families of Wrongful Death Victims in Polk County, including: Lakeland, Auburndale, Bartow, Haines City, Lake Wales, Mulberry, Polk City, and Winter Haven; in Hillsborough County, including: Brandon, Tampa, and Plant City; in Pinellas County, including Clearwater, St. Pete, Gulfport, Treasure Island, Largo, Oldsmar; and all of the surrounding Greater Central Florida and West Central Florida Areas.
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While the loss of life is always tragic, when a death is preventable and due to the negligence, carelessness, or actions of another, it is especially difficult to bear. Every family must go through the grieving process and adjust to their loved one no longer being around.
Florida Law allows for the immediate family members to seek compensation and damages against the at fault party for the loss of life.
Florida law (statute §768.19) states that when someone’s death is “caused by the wrongful act, negligence, default, or breach of contract” of another person, the estate of the deceased person may bring a civil lawsuit in Florida’s courts against the responsible party.
When a wrongful death happens and the family of the deceased person wishes to file a legal claim against the responsible party, the State of Florida requires the Personal Representative of the deceased person’s estate to initiate the claim. If a Personal Representative is not named in the deceased person’s will or estate plan, one will be appointed by the Court at the time a wrongful death claim is prepared to be filed.
Florida law also dictates which specific family members are allowed to be listed as survivors who are allowed to benefit from a wrongful death case. These include:
- The deceased person’s spouse
- The deceased person’s children
- The deceased person’s parents
- The deceased person’s blood relative who is “partly or wholly dependent on the decedent for support or services”
- The deceased person’s adoptive sibling who is “partly or wholly dependent on the decedent for support or services”
Family members may seek the following types of compensation and damages:
- Lost future earnings;
- Medical and Funeral Expenses;
- Pain and Suffering;
- Loss of Companionship;
- and possible punitive damages.
If your loved one was the victim of a wrongful death, Your Christian Law Firm, Dean Burnetti Law will seek justice for your loved on while ensuring your are treated with the dignity and respect that you deserve.
Call (863) 287-6388 (in Lakeland) or (813) 287-6388 (in Brandon) today to schedule a confidential consultation with an attorney at Your Christian Law Firm, Dean Burnetti Law.
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Lakeland: (863) 287-6388
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