Gainesville Wrongful Death Attorneys
Would you know what to do if a family member was accidentally killed?
If the answer is no, you're probably not alone. Surviving family members are already emotionally confused following a loss, and Florida's wrongful death laws are complex and complicated. When a loved one dies due to the negligent, careless or reckless actions of another person or entity, certain surviving family members to the deceased are permitted to seek recovery of certain damages through a wrongful death lawsuit. A legitimate case can come from a variety of accidents to include workplace injuries, vehicular accidents, dangerous premises, defective products, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, an airplane crash or pool drowning.
At Schackow & Mercadante, our wrongful death lawyers can seek compensation for certain surviving family members for the recovery of:
- Funeral Expenses
- Medical Expenses
- Pain & Suffering Prior to Death
- Loss of Income & Future Earnings
- Loss of Companionship & Consortium
- Loss of Inheritance & Benefits
Accident Victim Claims Gainesville
Florida's Wrongful Death Act outlines how surviving spouses, parents and children are deemed eligible for compensation in a wrongful death lawsuit. Following the death of an immediate family member, an executor or administrator of the decedent's estate (typically a family member) may hire an attorney to document a claim and seek restitution for damages. Under Florida law, there are several exclusions where the surviving family members cannot seek compensation if there is a surviving spouse. In cases where a decedent had an active personal injury claim at the time of their death (and died of non-related causes), the existing legal action survives their death and can be pursued for the deceased's estate. If you have experienced the loss of a loved one, call us toll free at 1-877-798-7700 to discuss your options.
DISCLAIMER: This website does not seek to nor does it establish an attorney-client relationship. The content is provided "as is" and should not be construed as legal advice on any matter of personal injury or wrongful death. Victims in and around Gainesville, FL should seek immediate legal counsel following any serious accident or injury.
The Law Offices of Schackow & Mercadante, P.A. proudly serve the Central / North Florida residents of Gainesville, Lake City, Palatka and Ocala.
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