Losing a family member is always difficult both emotionally and financially. A loss can be even more challenging if your loved one dies suddenly as the result of an accident or violent incident. An unexpected–and often preventable–death can not only leave your family in shock but can also cause serious financial problems if they were a financial supporter of the household. You can also be suddenly left without other types of household services they may have provided, such as childcare, cleaning, and much more. Finally, the loss of the emotional support and companionship provided by a close loved one can be devastating.
Florida law1 recognizes that families who experience a wrongful death should be able to recover for all of the many losses they sustained as a result. Wrongful death attorney Benjamin Williams has a thorough understanding of Florida wrongful death laws and the legal rights of family members. If you have lost a loved one, please call Williams Law today for help.
The key factor in a wrongful death claim is that the death must have been caused by another party’s negligence2 or intentionally wrongful act. Some of the most common causes of wrongful death can include:
Traffic-related accidents — Accidents involving cars, trucks, motorcycles, bicycles, and pedestrians resulted in more than 35,000 deaths in 20153 alone in the U.S. Many traffic-related fatalities are caused by the negligence of others and, therefore, constitute wrongful death.
Premises liability — When a property owner allows dangerous hazards or conditions, visitors to the property may be fatally injured due to falls, explosions, electrocutions, and many other accidents.
Products liability — If a corporation manufactures, markets, and sells defective products, many people can suffer fatal injuries as a result. Products that may be dangerous or defective and cause fatalities include pharmaceuticals, motor vehicles, household appliances, and more.
Medical malpractice — Doctors should treat patients to make them better, not to cause unnecessary injuries or complications. Many types of medical malpractice can result in wrongful death, including surgical errors and failure to diagnose, among others.
Violent acts — Wrongful death cases can also stem from intentionally violent assaults that result in death.
If you are a spouse, child, parent, or another family member of an accident victim who did not survive, you may be able to recover for your financial and intangible losses under Florida law.
At Williams Law in Jacksonville, we understand how traumatic it can be to lose a loved one in an accident. We provide personalized attention throughout every step of your wrongful death case to ensure you and your family receive the most favorable result possible with the least amount of added stress.
Mr. Williams handles each case personally. We take a personal interest in each of our clients’ lives because we understand how these injuries affect the victims and their families. Let us handle your claims so you can concentrate on healing.
Don’t be treated like a number. At Williams Law we protect clients like family.
Remember, you pay NOTHING up front, and you pay NOTHING unless we win.
You have nothing to lose and everything to gain, so call our office today at (904) 580-6060 or send us an email through our online contact form.