When someone you love and care about unexpectedly dies, it can be extremely difficult to come to terms with the sudden and tragic loss. You are not only left to deal with the overwhelming shock and grief, but also costly medical and funeral costs.
A wrongful death claim is a civil action that is filed by the surviving family members of a person who passes away due to another party’s negligent actions or misconduct.
In the state of Florida, a decedent’s loved ones are entitled to file a claim that seeks monetary damages in order to obtain compensation for those who depended on the decedent for both financial and emotional support.
Compensation includes related medical expenses, the burial expenses of the deceased, lost income, loss of companionship, and pain and suffering.
Wrongful Death Claims in Fort Pierce
Examples of common causes of wrongful death in Fort Pierce are car accidents, birth injuries, workplace accidents, and medical malpractice.
In order to properly establish that a wrongful death truly did occur, it must be proven that the negligent individual owed a duty of care to the decedent, that the individual breached this duty of care owed, and that the individual’s negligent actions caused the injury or death of the decedent, as well as the damages that resulted.
30 Years Experience
We know that after the death of a loved one, taking legal action is not your first priority. At The Law Offices of Philip DeBerard, Injury Attorney our Fort Pierce wrongful death attorneys know and understand the immense impact that a death of a loved one can have on other family members. Our attorneys have the knowledge and experience to determine if you are eligible to file a wrongful death claim, and can help you deal with all the legalities of the case.
If another party’s negligence resulted in the death of a loved one and you are in need of the advice of an experienced wrongful death law firm, call the Law Offices of Philip DeBerard at (772) 464-8000 for a free, no obligation and confidential consultation and put our 30 years experience to work for you.