Orlando Wrongful Death Attorney
Representing Families in Orange County and throughout Central Florida
Auto accidents, truck accidents, boat accidents and slip and fallscan all result in unthinkable tragedy: The sudden, avoidable death of a loved one. If your family member died in an accident, you may be forced to deal with final medical expenses, burial costs, lost income, and other financial difficulties.
No amount of money will ever be able to make up for what you have lost, but you and your family still deserve justice. Filing a wrongful death claim can help you hold the negligent party accountable and ease the financial burden that inevitably comes with a loss of this magnitude.
At The Gray Law Firm, LLC, we are prepared to offer you the compassionate and caring guidance you need to navigate this unimaginably challenging time. Our Orlando wrongful death lawyer has over ten years of experience and has recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts. After taking the time to listen to your story, we will help you explore your legal options and work to make the litigation process as smooth and painless as possible. Your well-being is our top priority, and we will do everything in our power to maximize your family’s recovery.
What Is Wrongful Death?
“Wrongful death” refers to a situation where someone dies in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence. A person or an organization (such as a company) can be found negligent and held liable for someone’s death. For example, if a negligent driver causes a crash that kills a passenger in another car, the negligent driver may be liable for the passenger’s wrongful death.
A wrongful death accident does not have to immediately kill someone. If a victim suffers serious injuries that later result in death, their loved ones still may have a wrongful death claim against the negligent party. If you are not sure whether your family has a case, our Orlando wrongful death attorney can assess your situation and offer personalized advice.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Florida?
When someone unexpectedly passes away, they leave behind many friends, family members, and other loved ones. Not just anyone has the right to pursue a wrongful death claim in Florida, however.
Only the deceased’s personal representative can file a lawsuit on behalf of surviving family members. The personal representative will be named in the deceased’s estate plan or appointed by a probate court. State law limits also who can recover damages.
In Florida, you can recover damages through a wrongful death lawsuit if you are the deceased’s:
- Dependent blood relative
- Dependent adoptive sibling
Recovering Compensation through a Florida Wrongful Death Lawsuit
In most cases, you will only have two years from the date of your loved one’s passing to file a wrongful death claim. Note that the clock does not necessarily start on the day your loved one was injured. If they later died due to injuries sustained in an accident, the deadline is generally two years from the date of their death – not the date of the accident.
A Florida wrongful death lawsuit can help surviving family members recover compensation for many types of losses, including:
- Final medical expenses
- Burial costs
- Physical pain and mental anguish of the deceased and their survivors
- Value of wages and benefits the deceased would have earned
- Value of support and services the deceased would have provided to surviving family members
- Loss of parental companionship and guidance
While many wrongful death lawsuits are settled out of court, our team at The Gray Law Firm, LLC is determined to secure the best possible result, and we are not afraid to litigate. Our Orlando wrongful death lawyer knows what is at stake and will fight for your family every step of the way.
Car Accident Involving a Head Injury $450,000
Car Accident Involving a Head Injury $100,000
Car Accident Involving a Back Injury $83,000
Truck Accident Involving a Back Injury $53,000
Car Accident Involving a Back Injury $50,000
Bicycle Accident $50,000
Car Accident Involving a Herniated Disc $45,000
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