When you lose someone you love, it can be completely devastating, especially when this loss is caused by someone else acting carelessly or negligently. Accidents happen, and sometimes they can be catastrophic. If you lost someone you love in an accident, unfortunately you have to live with the grief of that loss and you have to face the financial burden that comes with losing someone. It is scary to think that you are dealing with medical bills, funeral costs, and likely the loss of someone who provided for your family.
Our Pensacola wrongful death attorneys are here to help guide you through the process of a lawsuit. While we understand that no amount of money can erase the grief or turn back the clock, we know that these lawsuits can help keep your head above water. Taking care of your family after this is going to be a priority. We can help you financially support yourself and your family in this terrible time. We aim to protect your legal rights to full and fair compensation. You should be able to successfully pursue a wrongful death case so that, when all is said and done, you can move forward without the worry of struggling financially. After you read about your wrongful death lawsuit details below, please call our office to schedule a free initial consultation.
What Your Legal Rights Are in a Wrongful Death Case
According to the law, anyone who acted carelessly or negligently, including individuals, entities, or corporations, can be held legally responsible if their actions caused the loss of your loved one. There are certain delegated people who are permitted to bring a wrongful death case. That being said, you can bring a wrongful death claim if you are the surviving spouse, a minor child, or the parent of a minor who was killed in an accident. The types of compensation you can receive includes the following:
- Any medical bills that you have had to incur to try to treat your loved one prior to their passing
- Any funeral and/or burial costs
- All lost incomes and wages that your loved one would have brought in throughout their lifetime that would have been of financial support to your family
- The loss of companionship that the surviving members will have to live without due to the loss of this loved one
Coming up with the numerical figure to compensate for wrongful death damages can be extremely tricky. Assessing a number amount for lost companionship is not easy and may be subjective. It will likely require calling on an expert to help determine the amount of compensation that is fair. They will use information such as the life expectancy of your loved one should this accident have never happened to determine what their financial contribution would have been for your family. Our Pensacola wrongful death attorneys can help you build a very strong case to go up against the liable party to make sure that you are getting the result you and your family deserve.
Types of Wrongful Death Cases
Whenever someone acts in a way that is careless, negligent, or in some ways breaches a duty to protect and someone is killed as a result of this behavior, there will be an eligible wrongful death case. There are many different types of incident and accidents that might contribute to a wrongful death claim including:
- Auto accidents (car, bus, truck, motorcycle, etc.)
- Medical malpractice
- Slip and fall resulting in fatality
- Severe dog bites
- Drowning accident at a swimming pool
- A malfunctioning or defective product resulting in fatality
When these things happen, whoever was responsible for the injuries and fatality of your loved one will have to answer to a wrongful death claim. This type of claim can be resolved through negotiations for a settlement against the party who was responsible. This can happen outside the courthouse.
Please Contact Our Pensacola Wrongful Death Attorneys Today
A wrongful death lawsuit can be a very tricky legal situation that can involve a lot of different factors that you may not know about. Having a strong, dedicated and supportive team of Pensacola wrongful death attorneys can be helpful in the pursuit of compensation. They will provide you with the guidance needed to be successful. Our attorneys know how to handle these cases successfully and has handled many cases like yours before. We can help you get the fullest and fairest amount of compensation for the emotional damages, as well as your financial losses. Please call our office as soon as you can to schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys to go over the details of your wrongful death case and get the legal guidance that you need.