A Florida Wrongful Death Attorney Helps With Wrongful Death Claims
A wrongful death claim is a particular type of legal claim that potentially arises when someone has been killed due to the negligence of another party. The claim is brought by the estate of a deceased person on behalf of the survivors seeking financial compensation, also known as “damages,” for a third party’s wrongful act, negligence, default, breach of contract, or warranty that caused the death of the deceased person.
If you believe you have lost a loved one due to another person’s negligence or wrongful act, let an experienced Florida wrongful death attorney at Callejo Law help.
Who Can Bring a Wrongful Death Claim in Florida?
Wrongful death claims may only be brought by the personal representative of the deceased person’s estate in Florida. The deceased person may have a will or estate plan that names a personal representative. Nonetheless, if no such document exists, the personal representative will be appointed by the court. The personal representative cannot have an actual claim to the proceeds. Only surviving family members may recover damages in a Florida wrongful death case, including children, spouses, parents, and blood relatives. An adoptive sibling may also recover if they are dependent on the deceased person for support.
How Do I Bring a Wrongful Death Claim in Florida?
To bring a successful wrongful death claim in Florida, you must be able to prove:
- Your loved one has died,
- The death was caused by negligence, a wrongful act, default, or breach of contract or warranty by some other person or entity, and
- The event would have entitled your loved one to maintain an action and recover damages if death had not occurred.
The stronger your evidence is, the stronger your case is, and the more likely it is to reach a favorable settlement and avoid going to court. In addition, the at-fault parties are much more likely to offer you a favorable settlement if you have an experienced Florida wrongful death attorney at Callejo Law negotiating on your behalf. Having a strong advocate on your side is particularly important if your claim does end up in court.
Let a Florida Wrongful Death Attorney at Callejo Law Help Fight for Damages
At Callejo Law, we focus entirely on personal injury and workers’ comp claims and have over 25 years of experience. All clients have Ms. Callejo’s cell phone number. We offer free consultations, same-day returns of phone calls and emails, bilingual representation, and 24/7/365 availability.
At Callejo Law, we take pride in our experience, accessibility, and ability to treat every client with respect, compassion, and understanding, especially after losing a loved one. The quality of our service has earned us a perfect 5.0 on Google Reviews. If you suspect a loved one was wrongfully killed, contact an experienced Florida wrongful death attorney at Callejo Law for help.