Wrongful death lawsuits are intended to provide the dependents of a deceased person with financial compensation when the victim's death was caused by another party's negligence. At Heintz & Becker, our wrongful death lawyers represent families in Sarasota and Bradenton areas who have lost loved ones due to catastrophic injuries stemming from auto accidents, boating accidents, medical malpractice, defective products, and other acts of negligence. Regardless of the circumstances, if negligence was a factor in your loved one's death, we can help you recover damages.
To successfully prove your wrongful death claim, an attorney must demonstrate that the victim's death occurred as a result of the defendant's conduct. Our wrongful death lawyers will attempt to show that the defendant was negligent or strictly liable for your loved one's death and that you have suffered emotional and monetary damages as a result.
Wrongful death claims are often critical to the financial being of the family left behind. To speak with one of our wrongful death attorneys about obtaining the compensation to which you are entitled, contact us online or by phone at 941-748-2916. Having secured millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of Florida clients statewide, we have the experience and knowledge necessary to help you obtain fair compensation.
Who Is Eligible to File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
According to Florida state law, dependents and immediate family members (including parents, spouses, and children) of a deceased person are typically eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Children may also recover damages for the loss of parental companionship and guidance, as well as for mental pain and suffering resulting from the death. Under some circumstances, other family members may be permitted to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Contact a Sarasota area wrongful death attorney at Heintz & Becker to schedule a consultation with an experienced lawyer. We will evaluate your legal claim, explain the state's relevant laws, and fight for the compensation to which you are entitled.
Damages for Wrongful Death Claims Following a Catastrophic Injury
In Florida, successful wrongful death claimants may receive damages for:
- Medical and rehabilitation bills
- Funeral costs
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of net accumulations
- Loss of support or companionship
Families who suspect negligence may have led to a catastrophic injury that resulted in the death of loved one should immediately contact an experienced wrongful death attorney. Insurance companies will aggressively fight to minimize the return on valid claims. As a result, those who "go it alone" frequently do not receive the full compensation to which they are entitled.
Contact a Sarasota-Area Wrongful Death Attorney
To schedule a consultation with an experienced Sarasota wrongful death attorney, contact a lawyer at Heintz & Becker in Bradenton, Florida, today.