Few things are as tragic as suddenly losing a loved one in an unexpected incident. Such fatal incidents can happen to anyone of any age and in a wide variety of situations. Following a sudden death of a family member, you are likely overcome by shock and grief and you may also be facing serious financial losses as a result of your loss.
Florida law recognizes how difficult such a loss can be and, in certain situations, gives family members the right to recover financially by filing a claim for wrongful death against the responsible party. If you believe your family has suffered a wrongful death, call our New Port Richey Wrongful Death Attorneys to discuss your case with the compassionate team at the Sibley Dolman Gipe Accident Injury Lawyers, PA today.
Common Causes of Wrongful Death
Wrongful death can happen in many ways. However, in order to qualify as “wrongful,” a death must have been caused by the negligence or intentional wrongdoing of another person or party. Some of the most common causes of wrongful death can include:
- Auto accidents
- Truck accident
- Pedestrian accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Dangerous pharmaceuticals
- Intentional violence
If your family member died in an accident like any of the above, you may be entitled to compensation from the negligent or wrongful party.
How You Can Recover
Once you file a legal claim, you will have to prove that negligence existed in order to recover. Our experienced attorneys have the skill and resources to fully investigate the incident and help determine whether negligence played a role. If so, we will gather evidence to sufficiently prove your claim so that you can recover for your losses. Common losses in a Florida wrongful death case can include:
- Costs of the funeral and burial;
- Estimated income lost that your loved one would have contributed to the family if they had lived;
- The value of household services that your loved one would have contributed to the family;
- Loss of companionship and support;
- Emotional pain and suffering.
Call a Dedicated New Port Richey Wrongful Death Lawyer for Help Today
If you have lost a loved one, you want to speak to a lawyer who has successfully helped families with wrongful death claims before. At the Sibley Dolman Gipe Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, you can trust our wrongful death attorneys, so please call 727-451-6900 for a free consultation today.