Our loved ones are precious to us and we would do anything to keep them safe. Unfortunately, terrible accidents and mistakes can happen that take these special people away from us well before their time. When this happens as a result of someone else’s negligence or recklessness, it is referred to as wrongful death. Cressman Law Firm, P.A. helps the surviving family members of those lost in tragic wrongful death cases seek financial compensation in order to cover expenses and hold those responsible accountable. Our firm has eased countless clients through these tough situations. We are dedicated to you and your family. While you focus on healing from your loss, we are ready to represent you and protect your future from the financial burden of losing your loved one. If you need a compassionate attorney to help you navigate the legal hurdles of a wrongful death claim, contact Cressman Law Firm, P.A. today for a free consultation.
If you have lost someone recently, you may be wondering what a wrongful death lawsuit can actually accomplish, considering you have already lost one of the most important people in your life. While it is true that a wrongful death lawsuit cannot bring your loved one back, there are two very compelling reasons to make a claim.
For Financial Support: The first reason is to collect reimbursement for any costs that have arisen as a direct result of the death of your family member. These costs include any of their related medical expenses, funeral costs, lost wages, and future income earnings for dependents. It is simply not fair that you and your family should have to suffer financially because of someone else’s mistake that has already cost you the life of your family member.
For Moral & Emotional Support: The second reason people file wrongful death lawsuits is to hold those responsible for the death of their family member accountable. Many of our clients report feelings of closure and justice after we successfully sue a negligent party for wrongful death. Not only have they been validated in front of the reckless perpetrators, but they have also sent a clear message that this type of behavior will not be tolerated ever again.
States across the country have various statutes on who is allowed to take legal action for a wrongful death. Some states will only allow someone to bring a claim on behalf of the surviving dependents or on behalf of the decedent’s estate. In Florida, the following people may initiate a wrongful death claim after someone passes away:
Siblings of the deceased if they were partially or wholly financially dependent on the deceased
If a member of your immediate family has recently been killed due to someone else’s mistake, such as a drunk driving accident or medical malpractice, Cressman Law Firm, P.A. is here to provide you the support you need moving forward. We’ll do everything we can to honor the memory of your loved one and secure compensation and justice for their death. Our job is to make sure you and your family financially cared for now and in the future. For compassionate legal guidance during this challenging time, you can count on Cressman Law Firm, P.A.