Lake Worth Wrongful Death Accidents
The most tragic and unexpected thing that you can suffer in life is the unnatural death of a loved one. When you lose a loved one, there are dozens of unanswered questions that you may have: Why did this have to happen? Who caused this tragedy? How will I continue to support my family without a second income? What will we do now? All of these questions, and more, are common. And while these questions can feel overwhelming, a Lake Worth wrongful death attorney can help you to find the answers.Why You Should File a Wrongful Death Action
While filing a wrongful death action does not make sense for everyone, it can be a worthwhile endeavor for many. We understand that the last thing that you want to think about when you have lost a loved one is filing a lawsuit. However, filing a wrongful death lawsuit can help to:
- Raise awareness about the dangerous person or party who caused your loved one's death (i.e. the dangers of a defective product);
- Help you to pay for a loved one's funeral and burial expenses; and
- Allow you to acquire the financial resources to continue supporting yourself and your family.
When you consult with Lake Worth wrongful death attorneys, you can learn more about the benefits to filing a wrongful death action.Types of Wrongful Death Actions
According to 2015 Florida Statues section 768.19, you have the right to file a wrongful death action anytime that the wrongful act or neglect of another person or party is the direct cause of an injury resulting in death. As such, you can file a wrongful death action against a party whose actions caused your loved one's death, including:
- The irresponsible driver of a car, bus, or large truck;
- The manufacturer of a defective product;
- The manufacturer of an unsafe drug or medical device; and
- A negligent property owner.
If you believe that you have a wrongful death action, but the accident type is not listed above, do not hesitate to call a Lake Worth wrongful death lawyer to learn more – the list above is not inclusive.What You Can Recover in a Wrongful Death Suit
A wrongful death lawsuit is not meant to recover damages suffered by the deceased, but instead those damages incurred by the living as a result of the deceased's death. Damages that you and your family may be able to recover in a wrongful death lawsuit in Florida include damages for your own pain and suffering, loss of companionship and guidance, loss of value of household services, loss of parental companionship, funeral and burial expenses, and the value of the deceased's lost wages or potential earnings.Reach Out to Lake Worth Wrongful Death Lawyers Now
You may never feel ready to go to court after losing a loved one. However, doing so can help you recover the money necessary to support yourself and your family. Serving Lake Worth, wrongful death attorney Jarrett Blakeley of the Blakeley Law Firm, P.A. understands what you are going through and wants to help you. Call him today for a free case consultation and to learn more about wrongful death actions at 954-253-9445.