Wrongful Death

Representing Orlando, Tampa, Miami and Nearby Areas of Florida

VIDEO: Attorney Nathan Carter Explains Florida's Wrongful Death Act

Florida laws are exclusive when it comes to what constitutes a wrongful death case. Medical malpractice, nursing home negligence and general negligence are the main actions under Florida's wrongful death act. You need an attorney who knows how to navigate Florida law to help you find justice and peace for your lost loved one.

VIDEO: My Most Difficult Injury Case

Our attorneys in Orlando understand the pain of losing a loved one all too well. The grieving process is amplified when a family member is taken from us unexpectedly. Our auto accident lawyer, Ron Gilbert, lost his nephew in a truck accident. He worked closely with his family, and together they won a just settlement.

No amount of money can compensate for your loss, but a settlement can ease your financial worries during this difficult time.

What is Wrongful Death?

Wrongful death occurs when a loved one dies due to the recklessness or negligence of another person. When a tragedy such as this takes place, it is catastrophic for everyone involved.

A wrongful death claim is meant to provide the victims family with economic and non-economic compensation for their losses. In the state of Florida, there are particular rules that need to be followed in order to pursue a wrongful death claim.

Two Categories of Damage in Wrongful Death Claims

Experiencing the death of a loved one is a tragic event, and even more devastating knowing that it was something that could have been avoided. When it comes to a wrongful death claim, there are two basic types of damages that you can be compensated for in the state of Florida, economic damages and non-economic damages.

Ronald S. Gilbert of Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter discusses the difference between economic and non-economic damages:

What to Do When It Comes to a Wrongful Death Case in Florida

Wrongful death cases are tragic and overwhelming for the families involved. If a loved one has passed away due to the negligence or recklessness of another person, it’s important to contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible.

Wrongful death cases in Florida require the help of an attorney with a multitude of experience because there are different laws that apply to the situation. With these types of cases, most of the work is done early on so the sooner you call to discuss the facts of the case the better.


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