Florida Wrongful Death Attorneys

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Do You Need a Wrongful Death Attorney?

Nothing is more devastating than losing a family member due to the careless or intentional acts of another. Florida law recognizes the impact that a loved one’s death can have on surviving family members. The law provides for compensation to be recovered through a wrongful death action. If your family has lost a loved one because another person acted improperly, you may have a right to compensation for you loss. To learn more, contact the Disparti Law Group, P.A. We are committed to helping you to recover all damages you are entitled to receive because of your loss. We can provide a free initial consultation. Call our toll-free number or take a moment to submit our online contact form.

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Florida’s Wrongful Death Law  

Under Florida Wrongful Death Act, “survivors” of the deceased have the right to bring a legal action when their loved one’s death is caused by the “wrongful act, negligence, default, or breach of contract or warranty of any person, including those occurring on navigable waters.” Eligible survivors include the decedent’s spouse, minor children, parents and, “when partly or wholly dependent on the decedent for financial support or services,” any blood relatives and adoptive brothers and sisters. “Minor children” are children younger than 25 years old, including adopted children. Compensation recovered in a wrongful death lawsuit may include:

  • Lost earnings (of the decedent)
  • Lost support and services (including future losses)
  • Loss of companionship and protection (for the spouse)
  • Mental pain and suffering
  • Loss of parental companionship, instruction and guidance
  • Medical or funeral expenses.
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Once liability is established, the at-fault party and their insurance companies must compensate victims for their losses. Our attorneys may negotiate a settlement with the insurance company representing the at-fault party. When insurance companies refuse to provide a fair settlement, Disparti Law Group will pursue a jury trial to help our client obtain justice.

How Wrongful Deaths Occur

The Florida Department of Public Health says there were 8,475 reported deaths in the state in 2011 that were caused by unintentional injury, or accident. It was the fourth-leading cause of death in the state. In addition, there were 1,124 deaths caused by unlawful assault, or homicide. In many case of accidents that cause personal injury, the injured person eventually dies from their injuries. This, too, may be a wrongful death. Incidents that may lead to a wrongful death lawsuit include, but are not limited to car accidents, motorcycle accidents, commercial truck accidents, boating accidents, slip and falls, workplace accidents, medical malpractice, defective products and assault / violence. It is important to contact an experienced wrongful death attorney after any death in which someone else’s action or inaction may have been a contributing factor.

How Can I Afford to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

During an initial consultation, which is free, we will review the specifics of your accident and discuss your legal options. If we determine that we can handle your case, we will represent you on a contingent fee basis. You will not be charged for legal fees or costs unless we obtain compensation for you through a settlement or court award. At that time, the fee for our legal representation will come from a percentage of the final award.

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