Jupiter Wrongful Death Accidents
When the negligent or wrongful actions of a person or entity result in an innocent victim's death, the law provides legal protections for surviving family members. Namely, the deceased's surviving family members (a spouse, children, or parents) have the right to file a wrongful death claim directly against the at-fault party. A wrongful death claim can yield compensation for the deceased's lost wages, loss of earning capacity, medical expenses, and more. These damages can be essential for providing financial support to those who most desperately need it. When you have lost a loved one, filing a wrongful death claim can be the best way for you to recover compensation that you both need and deserve. Jupiter wrongful death lawyers can guide you through everything that you need to know.Should I File a Wrongful Death Claim?
Filing a wrongful death claim is not for everyone. And unless your loved one's death was caused by the negligent or wrongful act of another, filing a wrongful death claim will not be within your best interest as you will not be able to hold an at-fault party liable for damages. You should only file a wrongful death claim in the event that you can prove the four following criteria:
- The at-fault party (defendant) owed a duty of care to the deceased;
- The at-fault party breached that duty of care (i.e. did something negligent);
- The defendant suffered injuries resulting in death as a result of the breach of the duty of care; and
- Damages have been incurred as a result.
Unless you can prove the four components above, filing a wrongful death claim may be futile. Common causes of wrongful death actions include instances in which a person has died in a car accident, a slip and fall, a construction site accident, or died to the result of a defective product.Damages Recoverable in a Wrongful Death Action
When you lose a loved one, you lose a companion, a friend, a partner, a parent, a provider, and more. Florida law recognizes this; that is why when you pursue a wrongful death action in Jupiter, wrongful death attorneys can advocate on your behalf to help you recover damages for: pain and suffering, loss of companionship and guidance, loss of parent, lost wages and future earnings, medical expenses, funeral and burial expenses, and more. There is no cap on the amount of damages that you can recover in a wrongful death suit.Do I Need a Jupiter Wrongful Death Attorney?
Many people are hesitant about pursuing legal action and working with a Jupiter wrongful death lawyer. However, working with a wrongful death attorney is within your best interest. An attorney can help you to understand the complexities of wrongful death and tort law, can help you to prove negligence and liability, and can advocate for a damages amount that is fair.Call a Wrongful Death Attorney Today
Do not wait to take action if your loved one has died as a result of negligence. Serving Jupiter, wrongful death attorney Jarrett Blakeley can provide you with a free case consultation to help you learn more about the process of filing a civil action today. Call the Blakeley Law Firm, P.A. now at 954-253-9445.