If a loved one is killed due to the negligence of another, you’ll face a lot of emotion and financial challenges, including an untold amount of future expenses that you might not anticipate. But it doesn’t have to be your responsibility to bear the costs alone. Whether its an individual, company, or agency, Ray can help you hold the responsible parties accountable and ensure that you’ll have the compensation and support you need to recover and rebuild your life.
Costs and Damages
Funeral expenses, lost wages, and the pain, suffering and mental anguish of lost companionship are burdens that fall on surviving family members and these costs can easily overwhelm them. That’s why it’s important for family members to call a personal injury attorney soon after a wrongful death, so that they can worry about the costs while you tend to your family and allow yourself time to grieve. In some cases, the victim’s family may be entitled to punitive damages if the responsible party was grossly negligent in their responsibility for the accident.
Who Can Collect?
Children, spouses, parents and other dependent family members may seek damages for wrongful death in Florida. Wrongful death can occur from nearly any type of accident, including vehicle accidents, workplace accidents and from medical malpractice. Sometimes the responsible party in a wrongful death is not always evident. The bar that sold an obviously drunk patron another drink can be legally and morally responsible for the damage that patron caused from a drunk driving accident.
If you’re suffering because of the loss of a loved one due to negligence from another party, call Ray for the strong voice you need to speak up for your rights and for your loss.