St. Augustine Wrongful Death Attorney
Wrongful Death in Florida
People lose loved ones every day because of negligent physicians, drunk drivers, fatigued semi-truck drivers, and other careless individuals. If another person or party’s negligence caused your loved one’s death, you must protect the legal rights of the deceased. In wrongful death cases, Florida law allows certain surviving family members to obtain compensation based on the total dollar amount of the loss to each survivor.
At Canan Law, we know that you and your family can never be truly “compensated” for your loss. However, by bringing a wrongful death lawsuit against the negligent person or party, you can seek the justice and financial recovery you need to heal.
What Is “Wrongful Death?”
Florida defines wrongful death as one that is caused by another person or entity’s “wrongful act, negligence, default, or breach of contract.” In other words, if the person who died (known as the “decedent”) would have had grounds for a personal injury lawsuit had he or she lived, his or her death is considered “wrongful.”
Wrongful death cases can arise from any situation in which a person or party acts carelessly, recklessly, or unlawfully, leading to the death of another person.
At Canan Law, our St. Augustine wrongful death attorneys have helped family members recover for the wrongful death of a loved one caused by:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Interstate 95 crashes
- Drunk driving accidents
- Distracted driving accidents
- Trucking accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Boating accidents
- Work-related accidents
- Plane or aviation accidents
- Sports-related accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Defective products
- Property or construction site incidents
If you believe your loved one’s death could have been prevented or was caused by someone else’s wrongful conduct, reach out to our firm today to learn how we can help you and your family.
Underage Children Who Have Lost a Parent
Minor children of a wrongful death victim—including newborns to individuals in their early 20s—are usually entitled to recover for the loss of guidance, loss of affection, financial support, and cost of the routine services provided by the deceased parent.
When the child’s parents were unmarried, he or she can typically recover for the wrongful death of the mother. However, if the father dies, the child will need to prove that the father had formally recognized himself as the father of the child (whether through default, court order, or some other method) and had an obligation to assist in supporting the child.
Canan Law Is Committed to Your Cause
Our firm has handled a wide range of wrongful death cases for clients in St. Augustine and throughout St. Johns County and Northeast Florida. We understand the immense challenges you and your family are facing, and we want to help.
As a fixture in the local community for nearly 20 years, we care greatly about protecting the rights of our friends and neighbors, as well as making our community a better, safer, and stronger place for all. We accept cases and take on issues that matter, an approach that has earned us the respect of our clients and peers, as well as local judges, juries, and opposing counsel.
At Canan Law, we are committed to being the trusted advisor and advocate you need. When you choose our firm, we will fight to make sure your voice is heard.