Whether you need criminal defense or representation for a personal injury claim, our team, lead by Chris Crawford, will fight 24/7 to guarantee that your rights are protected. These trial results should inspire confidence.
Pensacola Wrongful Death Attorney
Losing a loved one is always a difficult and emotional time, especially when the death is sudden and unexpected. If the death could have been avoided, it becomes a tragedy that can leave loved ones feeling helpless and devastated. Legal remedies are available, and our Pensacola wrongful death lawyer can provide guidance, advice, and leadership to grieving families on the actions they can take.
Call Crawford Law at (850) 220-2098 or reach out online to set up a consultation.
Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Florida
The evidence required in wrongful death claims is quite similar to personal injury lawsuits. In both cases, the plaintiff must show that the defendant was negligent. The difference is who brings the lawsuit. In a personal injury case, the person who was victimized by the negligence is also the plaintiff. Of course, in wrongful death cases, the victim did not survive.
The beneficiaries of a successful wrongful death lawsuit in the state of Florida can be many, but in terms of actually filing suit, only the personal representative of the estate can do so. This personal representative is often someone the deceased designated in their will. Our Pensacola wrongful death attorney can advise the best course to take when a personal representative has not been designated.
Damages in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit
Numerous factors can influence the damages awarded, such as the relationship between the parties and the decedent's expected lifespan. Generally, pain and suffering damages include the loss of companionship, support, and the joy of having that person in one’s life. The decedent's estate may also receive compensation for outstanding medical bills, funeral costs, and related expenses.
The value of the wrongful death case is determined by the loss that the survivors have encountered. If the survivors held a great love for the decedent, the value of the claim can be substantial. Our Pensacola wrongful death lawyer works with families on bringing forth the proper witness testimony that can attest to how much they have lost by this avoidable tragedy.
Fighting for the Justice You Deserve
No financial settlement can ever make up for the loss of a loved one. But the legal system in the state of Florida is duty-bound to at least try to make things right for families who have been victimized by a wrongful death. At Crawford Law, we’re firmly committed to fighting for the rights of loved ones whose pain and loss could have been avoided.
Contact us today, either by calling (850) 220-2098 or filling out our online contact form.
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