The death of a loved one is terrible, but the situation can be made even worse if it is discovered that the death was caused by the criminal negligence or direct actions of someone else. The death may be the result of a murder, reckless driving, a negligent or careless act, malpractice, or many other causes. Besides killing someone, their actions have caused the family members of that person to be hurt because they relied on the financial and emotional support of the deceased. If their death was preventable and didn’t need to occur, you are right to consider your legal options. Wrongful death or accidental death lawsuits are meant to compensate those family members left behind after a fatal accident.
In a wrongful death suit, there are two types of damages: economic and non-economic. Economic damages are compensation for monetary losses and expenses that have been incurred as a result of the defendant’s negligence, for instance the reasonable cost of necessary medical care, funeral expenses, and lost earnings. Non-economic damages are non-monetary losses that the plaintiff’s decedent has suffered as a result of the death. This can also be referred to as emotional pain and suffering, and can substantially compensated.
Parents, surviving spouses, and dependent children may be entitled to file a wrongful death claim, depending on the circumstances. You may be awarded fair, just, and reasonable compensation for the loss of life if your loved one has been taken away from you. The Longo Firm can help you determine if you have a viable claim. Reach out to us today at (954) 862-3608, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We offer a free legal consultation and work mainly on a contingency fee basis, meaning there is no legal fee or cost to you unless we win your case.
Micah J. Longo
The Longo Firm
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Davie, FL 33330
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