Daytona Beach Wrongful Death Lawyer
Wrongful death is a claim in common law jurisdictions against a person who can be held liable for a death. The claim is brought in a civil action, usually by close relatives, as enumerated by statute. Under common law, a dead person cannot bring a suit, and this created a loophole in which activities that resulted in a person’s injury would result in civil sanction but activities that resulted in a person’s death would not. To ensure you navigate this loophole correctly and fight in honor of your lost love one, it may be best to work with a Daytona Beach wrongful death attorney.
Wrongful death claims involve all types of fatal accidents from simple car accidents to complicated medical malpractice or product liability cases. Persons, companies, and governmental agencies can be legally at fault for acting negligently (failing to act as a reasonable person would have acted) and for acting intentionally.
It’s hard to imagine a more difficult experience in life than losing a loved one due to an accident from the negligence or wrongful act of another, and the Florida wrongful death lawyers at Bundza & Rodriguez, P.A. understand this.
If you’ve lost a loved one as a result of an accident, our wrongful death attorneys understand that no amount of money can replace your loss. This can be an extremely emotional and stressful time. You must deal with concerns about how to make up for lost income, funeral expenses and medical bills from your loved one’s final days. However, we’ve gained the respect of defense attorneys and insurance companies to benefit our clients with greater settlements in their cases.
How a Wrongful Death Attorney Can Help You
Through legal action, it is possible for families to not only gain closure and a sense of justice, but also financial compensation for past, current, and future expenses. Common types of economic and non-economic damages that may be awarded in a Florida wrongful death case include:
- Medical expenses for past treatment
- Loss of income and services if the victim had lived
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of consortium, including companionship, love, and care
- Pain and suffering, such as the emotional and mental anguish associated with grief
- Punitive damages that are intended to punish the at-fault party
Every case is unique and a jury will determine the amount of damages that may be awarded based on the circumstances of the victim’s death, the victim’s income and expected future earnings, and the non-economic losses suffered by each eligible survivor.
Wrongful death is described as a fatality resulting from the negligence, recklessness, or deliberate and malicious behavior of another. Common causes of wrongful death include motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, and workplace injuries.
Even though a wrongful death lawsuit cannot right the wrong enough to bring back your loved one, it is an important legal case. It seeks to compensate you for the medical expenses, economic losses, and all the pain you suffer from your loss. It can also hold society in check and force people to be more responsible. When a company or any person or professional negligently causes the death of another, the financial consequences from a wrongful death lawsuit hold them accountable and remind them of the responsibilities they have to the public. It can never bring back your loved one, but a lawsuit may prevent something similar from happening again.
Hire a Daytona Beach Wrongful Death Lawyer
If you and your family are grieving the loss of a loved one because of another’s recklessness, it is understandable to feel angry and overwhelmed. While every situation is different, some families find closure and the help that they need by obtaining compensation from those responsible for their beloved’s passing. Filing a wrongful death claim, or pursuing a lawsuit, is not an easy decision to make. However, when you are fully aware of your legal rights and options, you can be confident in the choice that you make.
Bundza & Rodriguez, P.A. is a firm of trial lawyers that is proud to assist individuals and their families with their wrongful death case. We provide high quality, comprehensive representation to our clients in Daytona Beach, Volusia County and throughout the state of Florida. Contact our office today at 866-785-5470 for a free legal consultation. We have the experience, infrastructure and resources to handle all of our clients’ needs.