Often mistaken for medical malpractice, wrongful death cases are the result of death from misconduct on the part of another person or company. Our firm takes an array of wrongful death situations/cases, including work-related accidents, car accidents, plane or aviation accidents, and sports-related accidents.
If someone else’s unreasonable act, careless behavior or other form of negligence caused your loved one’s death, you have an obligation to protect the legal rights of the deceased. No one ever expects to face the sudden loss of a spouse, child or parent. But, when it happens, it’s important to take timely actions and have one of our lawyers explain your options for seeking compensation for damages.
Another example of wrongful death compensation applies to any minor children of a deceased victim in Florida. Being classified as a minor can mean a newborn to a young person in his or her early 20’s. Underage children of a wrongful death victim 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. In both wrongful death and personal injury cases, the law allows for compensation based on the total dollar amount of the loss to each individual survivor. 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.
Wrongful death lawyers must have a commitment to the cause when representing the family members of a deceased accident victim. If your loved one suffered an untimely death due to accidental injury or abuse, call our law office at 904-824-9402. At Canan Law, we understand how a family’s life is filled with grief immediately after an unexpected wrongful death. However, the fact remains that family members are still the ones who are typically left to pay for the victim’s hospital bills and funeral expenses. If you plan to seek the settlement your family rightfully deserves, let the St. Johns County wrongful death lawyers at Canan Law guide you through the legal processes of a wrongful death lawsuit.