No one ever expects to face the sudden loss of a spouse, child or parent. But, sadly, people lose loved ones every day because of negligent physicians, drunk drivers, fatigued semitruck drivers or other careless individuals.
If another party's negligence caused your loved one's death, you have an obligation to protect the legal rights of the deceased.
In wrongful death instances, Florida law allows certain surviving family members to obtain compensation based on the total dollar amount of the loss to each individual survivor.
Underage Children Who Have Lost A Parent
Underage children of a wrongful death victim—including newborns to individuals in their early 20s—are usually entitled to recover for the loss of guidance, the loss of affection, financial support and cost of the routine services provided by the deceased parent.
Recovery For The Victim
The estate of the victim also has the right to seek compensation for the recovery of the loss of wealth that would have accumulated in the deceased's prospective estate had the wrongful death not intervened.
Canan Law Is Committed To Your Cause
Our firm has handled a wide range of wrongful death cases for those in St. Johns County and northeast Florida. Our attorneys have helped family members recover for the wrongful death of a loved one in:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Boating accidents
- Work-related accidents
- Plane or aviation accidents
- Sports-related accidents
- Property or construction site incidents
Contact Our Team Today. Time Is Of The Essence.
At Canan Law, we understand how a family's life is filled with grief immediately after an unexpected wrongful death.
However, seeking justice for both your loved one and your family as soon as possible is important due to time limitations to file a claim under the law.
If you plan to take legal action to obtain the compensation you rightfully deserve, let the wrongful death lawyers at Canan Law guide you through the legal process.
Call our law office at 904-217-6209 or reach out to us online.