A fatal accident and sudden death are immeasurably devastating to the surviving loved ones. Filing a wrongful death lawsuit may feel like a stressful burden on top of the pain of losing someone. If your loved one’s income supported the family, their death may bring up questions regarding how you will financially survive.
If your loved one’s death was the result of someone else’s negligence, then you need a compassionate Tallahassee personal injury lawyer to help you recover damages that you are entitled to under the Florida wrongful death act. If you are struggling with paying for medical expenses or are uncertain of your financial future if the family member earned money for the household or are seeking compensation for the mental pain of losing them, then contact Fasig | Brooks today to speak to a wrongful death lawyer.
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Most Common Types of Wrongful Death Cases
Wrongful death lawsuits are filed when a victim would have had a valid personal injury case but met their untimely death. There are myriad types of wrongful death actions due to another’s negligence or intent in Tallahassee. Here are a few types of wrongful death cases:
Usually, a negligent motorist causes this type of wrongful death claim. Bicyclists move slower than other vehicles on the road. If your loved one was struck and killed when riding a bike in Tallahassee, then call our Tallahassee wrongful death law firm now.
A drunk, distracted, or speeding driver can cause a car accident that leads to wrongful death. When your loved one has been killed in a car accident, the insurance company is required by Florida law to pay.
Wrongful death claims that are caused by a doctor’s, hospital’s or any other healthcare worker’s negligence comes in many forms, including:
- Anesthesia errors
- Childbirth errors
- Failure to treat a condition
- Misdiagnosing a condition or disease
- Surgical errors
Your lawyer from Fasig | Brooks will fight for your family to receive the compensation you deserve for your medical bills accrued due to the practitioner’s medical malpractice, including funeral expenses.
If your loved one met their untimely death in Tallahassee when struck while riding their motorcycle, then you need a lawyer with years of experience getting justice and closure for families.
A Tallahassee FL wrongful death lawsuit can arise when a driver recklessly or negligently hits a pedestrian while they were walking or running on a crosswalk. If it is discovered that the driver was drunk or texting behind the wheel, then your attorney will fight for them to pay your damages. A wrongful death lawyer from our law firm will fight to prove the driver’s negligence.
Property owners must maintain their property to avoid a personal injury or wrongful death case. If there is a spill in a walkway, they are responsible for cleaning it up to ensure no one slips on it. If there is a danger, then it is their legal responsibility to make the property safe before allowing guests back. If your loved one slipped and fell, was electrocuted, or had a wrongful death on someone else’s property, then call now to speak to an attorney about how to file your wrongful death lawsuit.
Nursing Home Abuse
A Tallahassee wrongful death of an elderly or sick loved one that you believed was under good care is devastating. Wrongful death in a nursing home can be caused by dehydration, medical errors, untreated medical conditions, lack of fall prevention, or even assault. Our law firm has represented many Tallahassee FL families who entrusted nursing homes to care for their loved ones. Call now to speak to a Tallahassee wrongful death attorney. You have three years from the date of your loved one’s death to file a wrongful death claim, so call us today to learn more about how we can help you get justice and closure.
FAQs about Wrongful Death
While we try to answer as many questions about personal injury cases and wrongful death lawsuits, the best way to get specific answers to your circumstances is to contact our Tallahassee wrongful death attorneys at Fasig | Brooks. However, here is more information about wrongful death lawsuits.
Who is entitled to compensation in a wrongful death lawsuit?
Generally, one or more of the decedent’s surviving loved ones are entitled to compensation for a wrongful death case. Sometimes it is the personal representative of the deceased person’s estate or a family member who files to receive financial support, a prospective inheritance, or help covering medical and funeral expenses. Florida wrongful death cases may be filed by:
- The decedent’s spouse
- Adult children of the decedent, including adopted children and stepchildren
- The decedent’s parents
Speak To A Wrongful Death Attorney Now
Our experienced personal injury attorneys at our Tallahassee law firm work tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve. We offer a free consultation with our personal injury team. Call Fasig | Brooks in Tallahassee at (850) 777-7777 to speak to an attorney today.