Ogle Law Fights for Justice in Wrongful Death Claims
What is Wrongful Death?
A wrongful death claim is the legal terminology that describes a civil action in which damages are sought from an individual or an entity that is responsible for the death of another through negligent or malicious acts. Wrongful death claims in the State of Florida can be filed by the personal representative of an estate, as named in the deceased person’s will or estate plan. If there has not been any estate planning, the court will appoint a personal representative to file a claim on behalf of the victim and the surviving family members. Compensation that is awarded as a result of a settlement or court trial is distributed to the closest members of the family, which may be the spouse, the children, the parents of a child, or an individual that was dependent on the decedent for support.
Economic and Non-Economic Damages in a Wrongful Death Claim can include:
- Medical bills.
- Funeral and burial expenses.
- Pain and suffering.
- Loss of companionship.
- Loss of future wages and benefits.
- Property damage.
- Loss of inheritance to heirs.Punitive damages if there is evidence that the defendant engaged in reckless or malicious behavior, causing the death of the victim.
Some of the most frequent types of wrongful death claims are from fatal motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, product defects, hospital or nursing home patient abuse, slip and fall accidents, and tobacco cases. Family members should not delay in speaking with an attorney to file a wrongful death claim, as the statute of limitations is two years from the date of the victim’s death. A wrongful death lawsuit can’t heal the emotional trauma and grief associated with the loss of a loved one, but it can bring a sense of justice and closure for the surviving family and provide monetary compensation to assist with the challenges of rebuilding their lives.
In Choosing a Lawyer, Past Performance is the Best Predictor of Future Success
Although many wrongful death claims are settled out of court, it is in the claimant’s best interest to have representation from a lawyer that specializes in civil trial law. Attorney William Ogle is a National Board-Certified Civil Trial Specialist. This distinction sets his law firm apart from the others, as it is a testimony of his demonstrated superior skill, proven results, and an understanding of group decision making dynamics in a jury trial. Ogle Law LLC., has a history of settling the difficult cases and is always prepared to present a case in a courtroom trial.
Contact Us About Your Wrongful Death Case in Daytona Beach or Gainesville
Ogle Law, LLC. uses the necessary resources to gather evidence, such as witness testimony, analyzing medical records, hiring accident reconstruction experts, securing police reports, and obtaining camera surveillance to prepare a case for trial. We counsel and represent our clients with sensitivity and determination. We believe that those that are responsible for wrongful deaths should be held accountable. Our offices are in Daytona Beach and Gainesville, Florida and we can be contacted at (386) 253-2500.