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Wrongful Death Claims

A wrongful death claim is made when a death occurs due to the negligence or wrongful act of another. There are many ways in which a wrongful death claim may arise. It could be a death as a result of a inattentive or drunk driver, a large drug company that manufacturers an unsafe drug, a victim of a shooting or a doctor who commits malpractice, just to name a few examples.

Death is difficult to handle under any circumstances, but it is especially tragic when you learn that the loss of your loved one was preventable; and that except for the negligence or careless actions of another, your loved one would still be with you today.   

Who Is Eligible to Make a Claim for a Wrongful Death Action?

“Survivors” as defined by Florida Statutes, are those who are eligible to bring a wrongful death claim. A “Survivor” is generally the decedent’s spouse, children of the decedent under the age of 25 years, or parents, if the decedent is under 25. The survivors can generally sue for economic damages, like lost support and services, as well as for pain and suffering.

When a victim of negligence is not married or doesn’t have minor children the law allows the decedent’s parents or adult children to bring a claim for pain and suffering, as long as it is not a claim for medical malpractice.

How Do I Know If I Have A Claim?

If you or someone you know has been the innocent victim of circumstances that have cost them their life call The Law Office of Robert Gibson, a Professional Association, at (904) 273-3000 or at (800) 4LAWDOC. We will sort through the issues and get you the compassionate help needed to get through this trying time.

Call us and let us help you get the answers, and closure you need.

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