Bradenton Wrongful Death Lawyer
For those who have suffered a tragic loss in the family, we offer compassionate legal assistance to ensure that the financial aspect of the wrongful death is taken off your shoulders and is dealt with the utmost care; we ensure full compensation is provided for all of our clients. Call the the Pendas Law Firm today for experienced, aggressive legal counsel and to talk to one of our Bradenton wrongful death lawyers.
Types of Wrongful Death Tragedies
Some of the most common types of injury-caused deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), are as follows:
- Total unintentional injury deaths in the U.S.: Over 136,000 per year;
- Motor vehicle deaths: Over 35,000 per year;
- Accidental poisoning: Over 40,000 per year;
- Slip and fall: Over 31,000 per year;
- Accidental drowning;
- Accidental suffocation;
- Unintentional fire or burn injury; and
- Pedestrian or bicyclist vs. car collision.
What Compensation Does a Wrongful Death Lawsuit Entail?
A wrongful death lawsuit or out-of-court settlement provides financial compensation for the following:
- Medical bills of the deceased;
- Pain and suffering experienced by the deceased pre-death;
- Funeral or burial costs;
- Loss of consortium. Loss of consortium is the companionship that is lost with the death of a loved one, and is heavily weighted when the deceased had young children;
- Other types of mental pain and suffering or mental anguish;
- Loss of parental care and guidance;
- Loss of income that the deceased would have provided for their family; and
- Property damage.
Who Can Collect Mental Pain and Suffering?
In accordance with Florida statute 768.21, a surviving spouse may recover damages associated with mental suffering from the death of their spouse. Minor children may receive damages for mental suffering for the death of their parent, and when there is no spouse, all children, including adult children, may recover damages for mental suffering due to the loss of a parent. Similarly, each parent of a deceased minor child may recover damages for mental pain and suffering, while parents of adult children may recover such damages if the deceased left no other survivors behind.
How Much Can I Expect to Receive in Damages?
The average “value” of a wrongful death lawsuit is well into the millions of dollars. However, the amount you will be able to recover depends on the assets of the negligent party and their insurance policy. Furthermore, the legal experience and negotiating ability of your lawyer will play a great roll in the damages you are able to recover. However, simply put, the amount you can expect to receive depends on too many factors to give an accurate estimate without first coming in and discussing your case with an lawyer.
Our Bradenton Wrongful Death Lawyers Are Here During Your Time of Need
Whether you have suffered the loss of a parent, spouse, child, or other family member, you have the right to recover financial compensation from the party responsible for their death. Do not hesitate to call the Pendas Law Firm today to discuss your options with one of our experienced Bradenton wrongful death lawyers.