Losing a loved one unexpectedly can be a devasting experience, especially when you know that the death was caused by another party’s carelessness. While nothing can ever bring your loved one back to life, Florida’s wrongful death law tries to provide monetary compensation to survivors to help ease the economic and non-economic losses a family experiences after this type of tragedy.
If you have lost a loved one in a car accident, slip and fall, pedestrian accident, or another type of accident, a Jacksonville fatal accident lawyer may be able to help. Contact us today at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine by calling 1-800-747-3733 to learn more.
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Common Causes of Fatal Accidents
Unfortunately, there are many common causes of fatal accidents that occur in Florida every year. One of the leading causes of death in Florida is motor vehicle accidents. In 2018 alone, 3,135 people died in motor vehicle accidents, according to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.
Other possible causes of fatal accidents in Florida include:
- Bicyclist accidents
- Boating collisions and other accidents
- Defective products
- Dog bites
- Nursing home abuse and neglect
- Pedestrian accidents
- Slips and falls
- Swimming pool drownings and other premises liability accidents
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Filing a Wrongful Death Claim
To recover compensation after a wrongful death of a loved one, the decedent’s family may be able to bring forth a wrongful death claim against the parties legally responsible for the death.
In this type of claim, you must show that the defendant’s negligent, reckless, or intentional conduct caused your loved one’s death and that you have the legal right to file such a claim.
Eligibility to File a Wrongful Death Claim
The victim’s estate can file a wrongful death claim on behalf of the surviving family members. The personal representative named in the will may file the claim, or if there is no will, then a surviving spouse or other family member can be appointed as the personal representative.
If you would like to learn whether you are eligible to file a wrongful death claim with the assistance of a Jacksonville fatal accident lawyer, contact our team at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine at 1-800-747-3733.
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Potential Damages in a Florida Wrongful Death Claim
Florida Statute §768.21 clearly spells out the possible damages that you and your loved ones may recover from a successful wrongful death claim. These damages include:
- Value of lost support and services from the date of the decedent’s injury until the date of death
- Future loss of financial support and services from the date of death
- Loss of companionship and protection
- Mental pain and suffering
- Loss of parental companionship, instruction and guidance
- Final medical expenses
- Funeral expenses
Some of these damages are only available to a surviving spouse or minor child, while others are available to both.
A Jacksonville Fatal Accident Lawyer May Be Able to Help
When you are ready to seek assistance from a wrongful death attorney, our legal team at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine is here to help. Our Jacksonville fatal accident lawyers can review your claim and explain your legal rights. Call us today at
1-800-747-3733 to speak to a member of our team.