Sarasota Wrongful Death Lawyer
It’s devastating to lose a loved one through someone else’s careless or intentional acts, but the implications extend far beyond your grief. There’s a void left behind when the deceased individual is no longer financially supporting the household, and the losses related to other contributions are immeasurable. Fortunately, Florida’s wrongful death statute provides a right of action to certain family members when a victim dies through the misconduct of another person. During these difficult times, however, the legal process can be daunting.
Instead of trying to tackle challenges on your own, trust our team at Barbas, Nuñez, Sanders, Butler & Hovsepian, Attorneys and Counselors at Law to pursue your rights in a wrongful death claim. We prioritize your needs throughout the process, so please contact our office to set up a free consultation with a Sarasota wrongful death lawyer. You can also check out some important information about our legal services.
Comprehensive Representation in Wrongful Death Cases
Our attorneys have the dedication, experience, and in-depth legal knowledge to assist with a wide range of wrongful death claims. These cases typically arise out of:
- Car, truck, and motorcycle crashes;
- Pedestrian, bicycle, and scooter accidents;
- Slips and falls, and other incidents that occur because property owners don’t properly maintain their premises;
- Injuries to victims from defective, dangerous products;
- Construction accidents and other workplace incidents;
- Dog bites and animal attacks;
- Boat and watercraft accidents;
- Intentional, criminal assault, attacks, and abuse; and,
- Many other forms of misconduct.
Liability in Florida Wrongful Death Claims
In a case based upon negligence, you must prove that the decedent died because another person or entity breached the legal duty to exercise reasonable care. You also need to establish a link between the breach and the accident in which your loved one was killed.
However, only certain individuals have standing to bring a claim for wrongful death. Under Florida law, only the personal representative has authority to file a case. This would typically be someone named as executor in a will or appointed by a probate court; he or she seeks compensation on behalf of the surviving spouse, children, parents, and other individuals listed in the statute.
Our attorneys at Barbas, Nuñez, Sanders, Butler & Hovsepian will assist with the legal process to ensure you get fair compensation in a wrongful death case, which may include:
- Expenses incurred for the victim’s medical treatment;
- Funeral and burial costs;
- Lost wages and future earning capacity that the victim would have contributed;
- Implications related to how the deceased person’s absence affect you personally, commonly termed losses of consortium, guidance, education, love, and companionship.
A Sarasota Wrongful Death Lawyer Can Help Ease the Legal Burdens
If you lost a loved one through negligent or intentional conduct, please contact Barbas, Nuñez, Sanders, Butler & Hovsepian, Attorneys and Counselors at Law to learn more about your legal options. You can reach our Sarasota office to schedule a no-cost case evaluation by calling 800.227.2275 or via our website. Once we review your circumstances, we can advise you on your rights.