When Can an Accident Involve a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?November 11, 2020 | Category: Wrongful Death | Share
A Fort Myers wrongful death attorney says that a wrongful death occurs when a person dies in an accident because of another’s negligence. There are a wide variety of wrongful death accidents that can lead to fatal injuries, including:
- Car accidents
- ATV accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Boating accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Nursing home neglect
- Defective products
Wrongful death lawsuit settlements are based on a variety of factors, including the liability involved, the circumstances surrounding the death, the expenses and bills caused by the injury and death, and how the death affects those who are left behind.
Wrongful death cases can be complex, which is why it is important to work with Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. whose team includes experienced wrongful death attorneys who have obtained substantial wrongful death settlements in Florida.
“Florida's Wrongful Death Act provides specific considerations for families who have suffered the loss of a loved one due to negligence. This includes the ability for surviving family members to make a legal claim for monetary damages in Florida wrongful death cases for mental pain and suffering, loss of earnings, loss of support and services, and loss of contributions to the household,” said Randall Spivey, Fort Myers wrongful death attorney.
Florida law covers certain wrongful death survivors:
- The spouse, children, and parents of the deceased.
- Biological relatives of the deceased, who depended (at least partially) on the deceased for support.
- Adopted siblings of the deceased, who depended (at least partially) on the deceased for support.
- A child born out of wedlock (though if the deceased was the father, then only if the father was also responsible for support).
“Should a loved one be the victim of a wrongful death accident, it is important to contact an experienced Fort Myers wrongful death attorney as soon as possible following the accident so the evidence is not lost and witnesses are able to recall the circumstances. We represent people involved in numerous types of personal injury and wrongful death accidents throughout the state of Florida. All of our clients have unique personal injury cases. Our firm provides personal contact and communication along with aggressive representation. We are available 24/7, and there are no costs or attorney fees until we receive a monetary recovery for you,” said Randall Spivey, Fort Myers wrongful death attorney.
Fort Myers Wrongful Death Attorney Randall L. Spivey is a Board Certified Trial Attorney – the highest recognition for competence bestowed by the Florida Bar and a distinction earned by just one percent (1%) of Florida attorneys. He has handled over 2,000 personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout Florida. For a free and confidential consultation to discuss your legal rights, contact Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., in Lee County at 239.337.7483 or toll-free at 1.888.477.4839, or by email to Randall@SpiveyLaw.com. Visit SpiveyLaw.com for more information. You can contact Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. in Charlotte County at 941.764.7748 and in Collier County at 239.793.7748.