Family members who lost a loved one in an accident may qualify to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine to secure legal help from a wrongful death lawyer in Country Club, FL at 1-800-747-3733.
Types of Wrongful Death Cases Our Team Manages
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can help if you lost a loved one in an accident. We handle all the following types of wrongful death cases:
- Car accidents, including bicycle, bus, drunk driving, motorcycle, pedestrian, truck, and uninsured motorist accidents
- Construction accidents
- Dog attacks
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home abuse or neglect
- Premises liability, including slip and fall and swimming pool accidents
- Workplace accidents
Eligibility to File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit
The deceased’s personal representative may bring a lawsuit on behalf of the estate. The complaint must identify any potential beneficiaries, including:
- Other dependents
To successfully establish liability for wrongful death, the case must prove:
Duty of Care
The wrongful death case must establish that the defendant owed the deceased a duty of care. For example:
- Doctors owe patients a duty of care
- Nursing homes and caregivers owe residents a duty of care
- Property owners owe invited visitors a duty of care
- Drivers owe other road users a duty of care
Your case must also prove that the defendant violated their duty of care by acting in an unsafe or unreasonable manner. Some examples of negligence include:
- Not following the accepted medical standard of care
- Abusing or neglecting nursing home residents
- Failure to maintain a property
- Reckless or drunk driving
Your wrongful death case must also link the defendant’s negligence to your loved one’s fatal injuries or illness. For example, a wrongful death case based on medical malpractice must prove that a doctor’s substandard medical care caused or contributed to the patient’s death. Or a wrongful death case based on a car accident must prove that the deceased passed away due to the defendant’s reckless driving.
Finally, your case must establish that the deceased and beneficiaries suffered damages as a result of the fatal accident.
Recoverable Damages in a Wrongful Death Case
Under Florida Statute § 768.21, wrongful death damages may include:
- Loss of support and services, e.g., loss of decedent’s income, loss of the services the decedent would have performed.
- Spouse’s loss of decedent’s companionship and protection, and related mental pain and suffering.
- Minor children’s loss of parental companionship, instruction, and guidance, and related mental pain and suffering.
- Parents’ mental pain and suffering for the loss of minor child.
- Parents’ mental pain and suffering for the loss of adult child, if no other survivors.
- Medical and funeral expenses
Further, the estate may be entitled to recovery of:
- Loss of decedent’s income from the date of injury to date of death
- Medical and funeral expenses that are now charged against the estate or paid on behalf of the decedent.
The recoverable damages for a wrongful death case vary depending on a lot of factors. Your wrongful death lawyer in Country Club, FL will evaluate your case to identify all the damages your family may recover.
How a Country Club, FL Wrongful Death Attorney from Our Firm Can Help
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can help your family file a wrongful death claim and fight for all the compensation you need and deserve.
We Identify All Your Damages and Fight for Fair Value
Your family’s recoverable damages depend on many different things. Our team investigates your loved one’s accident, the effects on your family, and builds a case that establishes the full value of the wrongful death case.
Some of the evidence we may use to prove case value includes:
- Medical bills or invoices
- Funeral and burial bills or invoices
- Documentation of deceased’s income
We may also work with experts such as medical experts, economists, lifecare planners, and more to establish case value.
We Help You Prove the Defendant’s Liability
Our team gathers evidence related to your loved one’s accident to establish how it happened and who is liable. Some of the evidence we may retrieve to prove fault includes:
- Accident or incident reports
- Eyewitness testimony
- Video footage of the accident
We may also work with accident reconstruction specialists who can help piece together how the accident happened and who caused it. In medical malpractice cases, we may work with medical experts who can testify about the care provided by the defendant and whether it violated the standard of care.
We Keep You Updated on Your Case
You should not feel like you are in the dark about your own case. Our team will respond to your calls and emails and keep you up to date on the latest developments on your case.
We even give you your attorney’s cell phone number, so you are always connected to your wrongful death lawyer.
We Work on a Contingency Fee Basis and Provide Free Consultations
We believe that financial limitations should never prevent a family from recovering the compensation they need following a loved one’s death.
Our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you do not pay an attorney’s fee unless you recover compensation. Call 1-800-747-3733 for a free consultation about your case.
Act Before the Two-Year Statute of Limitations Expires
Florida has a two-year statute of limitations on wrongful death cases in Florida. If you do not file your lawsuit before the deadline, you may be unable to bring your case.
So, act quickly to ensure you meet all the deadlines that apply to your case. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can get started retrieving evidence, talking to witnesses, and building your case.
Get started now by calling 1-800-747-3733 to get a free case consultation with a wrongful death lawyer in Country Club, FL.
We Can Help.