The unexpected, unnatural death of a loved one can be devastating, and you deserve the time and freedom to mourn the loss of your loved one. Hiring an Orlando wrongful death lawyer could ensure you and your loved ones are pursuing justice for losing your loved one without putting additional strain on you.
A lawyer can handle every possible aspect of your wrongful death lawsuit while you focus on other important affairs.
Call Ben Crump Law, PLLC, today at 800-959-1444 to learn more about how the legal team could help you and your loved ones during this difficult time.
Determining Wrongful Death
As the Legal Information Institute explains, wrongful death is “a death caused by the wrongful act of another, either accidentally or intentionally.” Negligence is one standard used to determine if someone can be held liable for your loved one’s passing.
Negligence may be present if somebody who contributed to your loved one’s death “departed from what an ordinary reasonable person would have done in similar circumstances,” the American Bar Association (ABA) notes. There are many specific circumstances under which negligence, or an intentional act, could result in your loved one’s death. These include:
- A slip and fall accident
- A trip and fall accident
- Medical malpractice
- An animal attack
- A motor vehicle accident
- A pedestrian or bicyclist accident
- A boating accident
- A workplace accident
- An incident permitted by inadequate security
- A construction site accident
- An accident caused by dangerous premises
You may generally have a case fit for a wrongful death lawsuit if your loved one died under circumstances that were partially or wholly the fault of another party. Speaking with a lawyer may help you better determine if a loved one’s passing could qualify as wrongful death and entitle you to compensation for your loss.
The Duty of Care Is Non-Negotiable
When you bring legal action related to wrongful death, a question may arise whether defendants named in your lawsuit violated their duty of care. A duty of care means someone must act in a way that a reasonably prudent person would and should not put others at an unreasonable risk of suffering harm.
The duty of care may be relevant in any wrongful death lawsuit and might apply specifically to:
- Medical professionals
- Property owners
A lawyer you hire to represent you in the aftermath of a loved one’s passing can determine who is responsible for your loved one’s passing and the specific way in which they violated their duty of care. This process may include your lawyer showing through a lawsuit that:
- Defendants named in your suit owed your loved one a duty of care
- The defendants breached their duty of care in one or more ways
- The defendants’ breach of duty of care caused the event or sequence of events that led to your loved one’s passing
- The losses from the death of your loved one was tied to the defendants’ violation of their duty of care
Having an Orlando wrongful death lawyer argue the case that your loved one’s passing was wrongful could take the responsibility of seeking fair compensation out of your hands. Call Ben Crump Law, PLLC, today for a free consultation about how our team will aim to protect you and your loved ones from suffering any further harm.
For a free legal consultation with a wrongful death lawyer serving Orlando, call 800-593-3443
A Wrongful Death Can Cause Immense Pain
Losing a loved one is always difficult, and losing them under circumstances that may have been preventable could leave you searching for answers and justice. Your entire family may be affected immensely by the loss of your loved one.
Some of the specific losses that may come from your loved one’s wrongful death are:
- Loss of financial protection (their future income) for the spouse, significant other, and children of your loved one
- Loss of companionship for any partner your loved one was in a relationship with
- Loss of parental guidance for any children of your loved one
You or your loved ones may face direct expenses from your loved one’s fatal injury. These expenses may include emergency transportation, emergency care, and any other medical costs related to their injury. You may also be eligible to recover compensation for your loved one’s funeral and burial costs.
Your lawyer’s job will be to pursue all financial compensation you and your loved ones should be entitled to because of wrongful death.
Your Lawyer Will Fight for Your Compensation
You may be personally entitled to collect compensation after a loved one’s passing or advocate for other loved ones who may have been directly affected financially and otherwise. A lawyer will fight for those who are legally justified in pursuing compensation for wrongful death.
Some ways a lawyer may assist you and your loved ones include:
- Investigating the circumstances of your loved one’s passing
- Assigning liability for their passing
- Drafting the written case for why one or more parties are at fault for your loved one’s passing
- Filing your lawsuit
- Consulting witnesses and experts to testify on your behalf
- Organizing evidence that shows your loved one was the victim of negligent or intentional wrongdoing
- Calculating the losses that have come from your loved one’s passing
- Making any appearances necessary to complete your lawsuit
- Negotiating a settlement
- Completing a trial if they cannot negotiate a fair settlement
If your case requires an appeal, then your lawyer might be able to handle that process as well. Your lawyer will aim to defend your rights and honor your loved one’s memory as they seek justice for yourself and your loved ones.
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Call Ben Crump Law, PLLC, Today
The loss of a loved one is the most serious possible outcome of negligence, and you may be motivated to seek justice for your loss and pain. An Orlando wrongful death lawyer can pursue such justice while you and your loved ones process your unfortunate loss. Call Ben Crump Law, PLLC, today at 800-959-1444 for a free consultation.