Wrongful Death: What You Need To Know

Wrongful DeathOne of the most difficult things to deal with is the death of a family member. A wrongful death is one that occurs because of someone else’s malice, negligence, or recklessness. That is, when a person’s death is caused by the intentional, or unintentional, but negligent act of a wrongdoer.

Contact Mitchell Law today to discuss your options regarding a wrongful death claim. The process can be complicated and must be done within the statute of limitations, so contact us for a free case consultation.

Some examples of wrongful death causes:

  • A family member is killed in an automobile, motorcycle or trucking accident
  • A family member is killed while walking or riding a bicycle
  • A loved one is killed by a drunk driver
  • A spouse dies when a health care professional or doctor fails to diagnose and/or properly treat a condition or disease

 

In wrongful death cases, family members and the victim’s estate may be entitled to recover damages for their loss, including medical and funeral expenses, loss of earnings and net accumulations, and pain and suffering for the loss of the loved one. In some cases, punitive damages may also be awarded.

How to Make a Wrongful Death Claim

Wrongful death claims are often complicated, difficult, and time consuming. At Mitchell Law, our law firm uses highly respected experts and cutting edge techniques to help prove our clients’ cases. With these experts we create accident simulations and reconstructions of the accident scene. The defendants’ in wrongful death cases are typically large corporations and insurance companies that will put up an aggressive defense. Our law firm has the experience and resources needed to take on these companies.

You only have two years to file a wrongful death claim according to limitations under the Florida statutes, so don’t wait contact us now.