Losing a loved one is an incredibly difficult and emotional time for anyone. It can be even more difficult to bear the pain of a loss when it is sudden, unexpected, and connected to someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing. If you are in this situation, it can help to seek the guidance of a wrongful death attorney in Lakeland to pursue justice and financial compensation. Bailey & Glasser, LLP offers free initial case consultations with our team of experienced and compassionate wrongful death attorneys.
Why Choose Us?
- Clients have trusted us with their most sensitive and high-stakes claims for many years. Our attorneys have successfully handled over 3,000 cases.
- We have secured more than $2 billion in settlements and verdicts for past clients. We know how to get real results for wrongful death claims.
- Our Lakeland wrongful death attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, meaning your family will only pay attorney’s fees if we win the case.
What Is Wrongful Death?
The Florida Statutes Section 768.19 states that when the death of a person is caused by the wrongful act, negligence, default (omission), or breach of contract or warranty, a wrongful death cause of action can be brought. If the event would have entitled the victim to maintain a personal injury action and recover damages (financial compensation) had death not ensued, a claim can generally be brought for damages by the deceased person’s relatives.
What Are Common Reasons for Wrongful Death Claims in Lakeland?
Many different types of accidents can tragically take one or more lives in Lakeland, Florida. A family may have grounds for a wrongful death claim if one or more parties were negligent, meaning they breached a duty of care, and this caused the deceased person’s (decedent’s) death.
Accidents and incidents that often result in wrongful death claims include:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Construction accidents
- Exposure to toxic substances (e.g., asbestos)
- Medical malpractice
- Defective products
- Dangerous premises
- Abuse or neglect
- Criminal acts or assault
Your loved one does not need to have died in a homicide or due to criminal acts to entitle your family to a wrongful death claim. It is enough to show that the defendant’s act or omission makes him or her responsible for the death, even if the defendant did not mean to harm the decedent.
At Bailey & Glasser, LLP, we realize that no amount of financial compensation will ever be enough to replace your loved one. Obtaining fair and full compensation with a wrongful death claim, however, could make it easier for your family to pay for the related costs and mourn the deceased person without financial stress.
The available damages in a Florida wrongful death case may include reasonable funeral and burial costs, lost wages and earnings, medical expenses paid by the estate, loss of the decedent’s companionship and love, loss of parental guidance, and mental pain and suffering. Some of these losses will be paid to surviving family members while others go to the estate.
Seek Help Today | Contact Bailey & Glasser, LLP for a Free Case Review
Having lost a loved one in a preventable accident in Lakeland is an ordeal you’ve endured enough. Our attorneys, armed with vast experience in diverse wrongful death claims, are prepared to take over the legal process, promising optimal results and affording you mental peace during this challenging time. Aside from wrongful death claims, we also extend our legal services to Lakeland residents dealing with medical malpractice, birth injury, and dog bite incidents. We commit to working closely with you, understand the circumstances of your situation, and develop a robust legal strategy. We will stand by you throughout your case, providing needed guidance and support.
Request a free wrongful death case evaluation with an attorney at Bailey & Glasser, LLP today for more information. Contact us online or call our Florida location at (727) 894-6745.