When A Negligent Driver Is Responsible For The Loss Of A Loved One
No family is prepared for the unexpected loss of a loved one. When the loved one is taken in an accident that occurred because of another driver’s negligence, however, it only makes the loss that much more tragic. Surviving family members have the right to seek specific damages under Florida law to compensate them for the loss of their loved one and the loss of the contributions he or she made to the household.
At The Briggs Law Firm in Ocala, we know that no amount of money could ever make up for the loss of your loved one. However, financial compensation is the only form of justice available. We can help you seek compensation for the emotional and material losses your family has suffered as a result of your loved one’s passing.
Helping You Through A Difficult Time
During the time following a loved one’s death, your only focus should be on your family, not dealing with complex legal issues. We take that burden off your shoulders and handle all of the legal issues for you. We do everything we can to secure the best possible settlement in the most stress-free manner possible. But we will not do so at the expense of your future. Whether through negotiation or litigation, our only concern is to see that you receive the closure and justice your family deserves.
Depending on the specific circumstances of your case, we may be able to seek the following damages:
- Medical expenses associated with your loved one’s care prior to his or her passing
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of support and guidance to minor children
- Loss of protection and companionship to the spouse and minor children
- Loss of services
- Loss of future income and retirement benefits
- Emotional pain and suffering
Punitive Damages In Florida Fatal Car Accident Cases
If the person who caused the accident that led to your loved one’s death is found to have acted in an intentional, reckless or grossly negligent manner, it may be possible to seek punitive damages. These are damages that are intended to punish the negligent party for his or her actions. They are not frequently awarded, but we review every case to determine whether there may be grounds to pursue them.
Contact Our Office To Discuss Your Wrongful Death Claim With An Attorney
Please contact our office in Ocala to discuss your case with one of our lawyers. We offer a free consultation where you can get your questions answered and learn more about how we can help you. We are happy to meet you at home if it is not convenient for you to come to our office. You can reach us by phone at 352-671-4600 or via email to schedule an appointment.