Naples Wrongful Death Lawyer
Cardinal Law fights every day to help personal injury victims recover compensation for their harm from the negligent party or parties who caused the accident. In the most tragic cases, another’s negligence results in the death of the victim. The loss of a loved one can throw a bereaving family into turmoil and financial hardship, and a life cut short by somebody’s carelessness should not go unanswered. Justice demands that the responsible party be held accountable for the damage they have inflicted on the victim and the victim’s family. Cardinal Law can help.
Florida law recognizes the right of family members to file a wrongful death lawsuit and recover significant compensation for their loss. A Naples wrongful death lawyer from Cardinal Law can explain how these claims work and answer any questions you have. We’ll take on the task of recovering compensation for your family while you focus on navigating through a difficult period in your life. We’ll be here for you every step of the way.
If you lost a loved one due to a motor vehicle accident, boating accident, negligent medical care, nursing home negligence, or some other fatal injury caused by another party’s negligence, call Cardinal Law at 239-610-0845 for a no-cost, confidential consultation to discuss your options.
Wrongful Death Actions in Florida
In Florida, a wrongful death lawsuit can be filed by the person who has been appointed as the personal representative of the deceased. The lawsuit is filed on the estate’s behalf, and any proceeds from a settlement or judgment can go to the following family members:
- A surviving spouse
- Minor children of the deceased
- The parents of the deceased
- Siblings or other blood relatives who depended on the deceased for financial support
To recover in a wrongful death action, the plaintiff must prove that the defendant was negligent and that this negligence was the cause of the victim’s death. The plaintiff must also establish the types of harm suffered by the family from the wrongful death and the appropriate amount of financial loss that harm equates to. Damages recoverable in a wrongful death lawsuit include:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Final medical expenses incurred before death
- The loss of future income the deceased would have earned
- The value of the loss of financial support and services the deceased would have provided
- The value of the companionship and protection that would have been provided by the deceased
- The value of lost parental instruction and guidance
- The emotional pain and suffering endured by the surviving spouse, children or parents
Wrongful death cases can be more difficult than other personal injury cases because it can be harder to uncover the facts of the incident, prove the other party’s liability, and determine the appropriate value of money damages. Our experienced team knows how to investigate fatal accidents and negligent mistakes that led to death, and we know how to build a strong case for maximum damages, whether negotiating a settlement with the insurance company or taking your case to court if necessary. Whatever your case requires, you can count on our team to take care of you and keep you informed while we work to achieve the best result we can for you. We’ve been through similar struggles and understand the confusion, shock and pain such an event can bring. Cardinal Law was founded to help people recover from terrible situations they’ve been thrust into through no fault of their own. Call us to see if we can help you too.
Call Cardinal Law for Help After Wrongful Death in Naples
For advice and representation after a wrongful death in Naples or Southwest Florida, call Cardinal Law at 239-610-0845. Your call is free, and there’s never any fee until after we recover compensation for you.