If you lost someone you love as a result of medical malpractice, a traffic accident, a defective product, or any situation or scenario that was caused by another’s negligence or wrongdoing, Spohrer Dodd can help your family seek justice.
We have extensive experience holding individuals, corporations, and government entities responsible for causing the untimely loss of innocent lives. We believe nothing is as important as bringing at-fault parties to justice, helping families rebuild, and improving conditions so others do not have to suffer similar fates.
To learn more about your rights, call a Jacksonville wrongful death attorney from Spohrer Dodd at (904) 637-7721. Your consultation is free, and it’s confidential.
How Do I Know If I Have a Wrongful Death Case?
As tragic as the death of a loved one can be, sometimes an accident is just an accident and there are no grounds for a wrongful death claim. However, if many cases, these "accidents" were caused because someone else acted negligently or even criminally.
Florida law defines wrongful death as any death that is "caused by the wrongful act, negligence, default, or breach of contract." Because there are so many things that can contribute to a wrongful death, you need a law firm that is experienced and equipped to investigate and litigate these complex types of cases.
Spohrer Dodd is known for taking on the most complicated and challenging wrongful death cases. With more than 150 years of combined legal experience, and the assistance of highly experienced paralegals and support staff, our Jacksonville wrongful death attorneys build the strongest possible wrongful death cases for our clients.
We also know how to anticipate opposing parties’ next moves, remaining on the offensive so we can secure better, swifter results. Call (904) 637-7721 today!
Who Can Bring a Wrongful Death Case to Court?
Not just anyone can file a wrongful death lawsuit and expect to recover damages. Florida law dicates that the personal representative of the deceased's estates is the one who has the authority to bring a wrongful death claim to court.
The beneficiaries of the wrongful death case will of course be the surviving family members, including:
- The spouse, children, or parents of the deceased.
- Any other relative or adopted sibling that was dependant on the deceased.
If there is no personal representative of the deceased's estate, then the court will appoint one. We encourage you to contact our law firm as soon as possible so that we can help you understand your unique situation and what steps need to be taken.
What Damages Can Be Recovered in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
A wrongful death claim cannot bring your loved one back and it may not ease the hurt and grief you feel, but it can remove some of the burdens you may be facing after your loved one's passing.
The average cost of a funeral in Florida is about $6,500. On top of that, you may have to pay hospital bills for care your loved one received before they passed. These expenses can be overwhelming, especially if your loved one was the main bread earner.
A wrongful death claim can help you recover compensation for the following:
- Medical expenses or the cost of emergency services
- Funeral and memorial costs
- Loss of income from a spouse, parent, or other provider
- Property damage, such as in the case of a car accident
- Loss of companionship from your loved one
- Emotional trauma or pain and suffering
Our wrongful death lawyers in Jacksonville are determined to recover the maximum amount of compensation you deserve for your loss. We always work as a team when we take on a wrongful death case, combining our skill, knowledge, and resources to achieve better results for our clients. After all, a team is far more powerful than any single person, and this is crucial in such important matters.
No matter the circumstances surrounding your loss, you can demand justice. Call (904) 637-7721 or contact us online to schedule your free case evaluation.