What Counts As Wrongful Death?
Wrongful death is a legal term for a fatal event that happened as a result of a third party’s negligence or misconduct. These incidents can occur in various ways such as when an employer fails to maintain proper safeguards around industrial machinery or a restaurant neglects to let diners know about ingredients that might cause severe allergic reactions.
At-fault parties don’t have to be directly involved in the death. For instance, a bar that supplies an obviously intoxicated person with alcohol may be deemed partially responsible when that person later causes a drunk driving accident.
Winning a wrongful death case depends on being able to prove how an at-fault party contributed to the death, as well as establishing how the incident impacted the survivors.
How Do Wrongful Death Lawsuits Help Survivors Cope?
Florida allows certain survivors and the estates of wrongful death victims to claim various damages in civil court. For instance, someone’s spouse may sue for the companionship they can no longer enjoy. A victim’s children might sue for the pain and suffering they experienced after losing their parent. These lawsuits can also be used to cover more tangible damages such as lost wages, medical costs and funeral expenses.
Filing a wrongful death lawsuit does more than simply help you pursue compensation, however. When managed properly, this process can be essential in giving you a sense of emotional closure.
Attorney Cameron D. Simpson’s more than 33-year track record as a personal injury lawyer and her unparalleled attention to detail are priceless assets for anyone pursuing legal action.
Caring Advocacy While You Are Grieving
At The Law Offices of Cameron D. Simpson, P.A., we firmly believe that losing a loved one due to someone else’s negligence is one of the worst injustices possible. Our goal is to help you obtain closure and fair compensation after the devastating loss you and your family have suffered.
Count on us to remain accessible and responsive from day one until the conclusion of your case, always treating you with the empathy you deserve. For a free consultation, call our Fort Walton Beach office at 850-659-6512, or email us.
We serve Okaloosa County, Santa Rosa County, Escambia County, Bay County and Walton County.