What Is Wrongful Death?

Lost a Loved One Due to Someone Else’s Carelessness? Call John Bales Attorneys.

Wrongful death occurs when someone’s careless or preventable actions result in the death of a loved one. At John Bales Attorneys, we know that you are not only dealing with a traumatic loss, but also expenses such as medical bills, funeral arrangements, and loss of income or support. We want to help.

If you have lost a loved one due to wrongful death, we can help protect your legal rights. Our professional staff is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help answer your questions and address your concerns. So if you need help, contact us today—call (800) 225-5564 or complete our free initial consultation form.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Under Florida law, the survivors of the decedent—or the accident victim who died—may be entitled to compensation. Survivors are defined as a decedent’s:

  • Children,
  • Spouse,
  • Parents, or
  • Blood or adopted relatives dependent on financial support from the decedent.

If you are unsure whether or not you can file a lawsuit on your loved one’s behalf, contact our wrongful death lawyers today. We have answers, and we will help protect your legal rights.

What Damages Can Be Recovered?

Florida’s Wrongful Death Act regulates the damages a survivor is able to claim in a wrongful death lawsuit. Depending on the details of a decedent’s death, survivors may be able to make a claim for damages, such as:

  • Funeral expenses
  • Future financial support
  • Loss of income
  • Medical bills
  • Pain and suffering

Consider seeking legal representation that can help get you the compensation you are owed. At John Bales Attorneys, we have years of experience helping survivors cope with tragic events, and we may be able to help you, too.