If someone is killed due to another person’s negligence, recklessness or intentional misconduct, their surviving loved ones may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit. A wrongful death can occur in the workplace, on the roadways and even in the hospital. Since a variety of elements have to be considered in each individual case, it’s a good idea to speak with an experienced wrongful death attorney as soon as possible.
How to Tell if a Death Was “Wrongful”
Basically, an attorney needs to prove that an individual’s wrongful actions were the direct cause of an injury or death of a person. Additionally, an attorney will also have to show that damages resulted from that injury or death. The actions might have been reckless, negligent or intentionally damaging. If you’re not sure if a person negligently caused your loved one’s death, ask yourself if a reasonably prudent person would have acted that way in a similar circumstance. If the answer is no, contact a lawyer for a consultation. Negligence in just about any location or setting can lead to devastating or fatal injuries.
Common Causes of Wrongful Death
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Defective products
- Unsafe premises
- Boating accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Nursing home abuse
- Birth injuries
- Medical malpractice
Of course, no amount of monetary compensation can replace the empty space left behind after a loved one dies. That doesn’t mean that surviving family members can’t sue for compensation to cover damages in a wrongful death lawsuit. Surviving family members may be facing extensive medical bills, funeral expenses, a loss of expected income and pain and suffering.
Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit
If you have lost a loved one due to another person’s negligence, recklessness or intentional misconduct, you should speak with an experienced wrongful death attorney as soon as possible. Loved ones need to time to grieve for their deceased family members, but they shouldn’t have to worry about making ends meet to pay for medical bills and funeral costs. If another person’s actions caused the death of your loved one, you may be entitled to compensation. A lawyer can be your advocate and help to guide you through this uncertain time. Contact the skilled wrongful death attorneys at Weldon & Rothman, PL for a free consultation today.
Legal Disclaimer: The above guidelines are educational in nature and do not create an attorney/client relationship. It is highly recommended that all Florida accident victims contact an experienced local Florida personal injury attorney to assist them with specific facts and circumstances regarding their motor vehicle accident. If you have been the victim of a motor vehicle accident in Florida, then feel free to contact Attorney Weldon toll free at (877) 730-5180 or via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard L. Weldon, II is an experienced Florida personal injury attorney who has obtained the AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell. He is the managing attorney of Weldon & Rothman, PL – a Southwest Florida law firm with offices in Naples, Fort Myers, and Sarasota.