Assisting the Family after the Wrongful Death of a Family Member
Wrongful death claims are commonly associated with car accident fatalities but they can stem from any accident scenario in which negligence or wrongdoing on the part of another caused an individual’s death. These can include accidents at work, while boating or engaging in other recreational activities, accidents occurring on another’s property where a safety hazard directly caused the individual’s death, falls, deaths through medical error or negligence or through nursing home neglect or abuse, and more.
Losing a loved one brings pain that sometimes remain throughout a lifetime. Overcoming a simple death is hard enough. How much more if the death was caused by the negligence of another? Those who are killed due to the negligence or carelessness of another leave behind immediate family members who may not only be devastated by the loss of their loved one but also by financial losses connected to the unexpected death. A husband, wife, mother, father, or child may have to cope with shock and grief and a future without the income, benefits, services, or other support from the decedent. Their future financial viability may be sorely threatened and their quality of life compromised forever. When all of this is the result of the negligence of another individual or a business entity, family survivors may be entitled to legal compensation in the form of damages through a wrongful death claim or lawsuit.
Florida provides an opportunity for family members to file a lawsuit, and have compensation for the wrongful death of a loved one.
The surviving family is required to file the lawsuit within four years after the wrongful death happened. If you are planning to file a claim against the other party but is are not really well-versed on the law, a local Fort Myers Personal Injury Attorney Peter M Dennis can assist you with your needs. During such a difficult time, rest assured the compassionate and knowledgeable team at the Law Office of Peter M Dennis will offer you peace of mind. Call us now at (239) 800-0399 or contact us here.