Get Help in Volusia County When a Loved One Dies Unexpectedly
If you have recently lost a family member unexpectedly, grief and loss are probably dominating your thoughts and emotions. The idea of taking any kind of legal action may be far from your mind.
However, this could be the right time to talk with an experienced wrongful death attorney. Having an experienced attorney from Simoes Davila by your side can help you hold the person or persons responsible for the death of your loved one accountable while getting you the compensation you need to ease your financial worries.
Our experienced attorneys understand how distressful the unexpected loss of a loved one can be and will work diligently and compassionately to help you get compensation that acknowledges your great loss and helps you get through the rough times ahead.
Wrongful Death Cases
Wrongful death occurs when someone’s negligent, reckless, or intentional act causes a person’s death. Common causes of wrongful death are car and truck accidents, medical malpractice, and workplace accidents.
In a wrongful death case, an attorney has to prove that the person being sued had a duty of care to the person who died and that his or her behavior did not meet that standard of care. The attorney then has to show that the person’s negligent, reckless, or intentional actions were the direct cause of the death.
Wrongful death claims are made by the family members of the deceased individual, who, according to civil law, have the right to seek monetary damages for their loss of the financial and emotional support of their loved one.
Wrongful Death Compensation
In a wrongful death case, the amount of financial compensation you are awarded depends on several factors. First is your relationship to the person who suffered the wrongful death. Second is the deceased’s income that would have been available to you had he or she lived. Third is the approximate amount it would take to replace the deceased’s services. Last is the life expectancy of the deceased as well as those who are claiming wrongful death damages.
In general, all survivors can potentially be compensated for lost support and services dating back to the day of the wrongful death injury, with interest, and extending from the date of death into the future. In cases where a defendant’s extremely negligent, reckless, or intentional actions resulted in the wrongful death, the court may also award the survivors punitive damages.
Contact Simoes Davila for Compassionate Legal Advice and Outstanding Representation
If a family member has died unexpectedly because of someone else’s negligent, reckless, or intentional actions, the personal injury attorneys at Simoes Davila can help you obtain the compensation you deserve. We have served clients in Volusia County and Central Florida for over twenty years and have recovered millions of dollars for them.
We understand the challenges your family faces and are committed to giving you the personal attention you deserve and helping you get the compensation you need. Let us put our more than 80 years of combined legal experience to work for you.
Call us at 386-222-1111 or submit our FREE CASE REVIEW form online for a no obligation consultation with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys.