Our Attorneys Help the Families of Accidental Death Victims
The death of a loved one can be devastating, both financially and emotionally. Even more difficult is when a person or company causes a death through harmful or negligent actions. In cases like this, the victim’s family may be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Damages recovered from a wrongful death case may include the value of the life of the deceased, medical and funeral expenses of the deceased, compensation for the loss of income caused by the death, and compensation for loss of companionship.
Elements of a Wrongful Death Case
In general, a cause of action for a wrongful death must contain all three of the following elements:
- Conduct that amounts to a wrongful act, negligence, default, breach of contract or warranty;
- The conduct upon which the cause of action is based must have caused the death of the decedent; and
- Such conduct must have entitled the person injured to maintain an action and recover damages if death had not ensued.
Common Accidental Death Causes
Some of the most common causes of wrongful death in Florida include motor vehicle accidents, aviation accidents, medical malpractice, defective drugs and products, as well as premises liability issues. Our Florida attorneys have years of expertise in these and other causes of wrongful death, and will be able to represent your family with compassion and resolve.
Call Our Experienced Florida Wrongful Death Lawyers
In these stressful circumstances, advice and counsel with our experienced wrongful death attorneys can clarify your legal rights and help you assess your options for recovery for the responsible wrongdoers. To learn more about your wrongful death claim, please contact the lawyers at Massey & Duffy, PLLC, to arrange for a free confidential consultation.