Wrongful Death Representation
By The North Law Firm, P.A.
The North Law Firm, P.A. will fight to get fair and just compensation for families who have lost a loved one due to the negligent, willful or wrongful act, omission or fault of another.
Take the first step toward protecting your rights and getting the compensation you deserve right now. Call us at 866-41-NORTH or contact us online to schedule an initial consultation.
What is a Wrongful Death Claim?
Wrongful death or accidental death lawsuits are meant to compensate those family members left behind after a fatal accident. The family members are also hurt because they relied on the decedent for financial and emotional support. A wrongful death may be the result of a murder, reckless driving, or a negligent or careless act. It may also be caused by medical malpractice, or many other causes. We can help you determine if you have a viable claim.
Who can file a Wrongful Death Claim?
Parents, surviving spouses, and dependent children may be entitled to file a wrongful death claim depending on the circumstances. Normally the plaintiff is the estate of the decedent. The North Law Firm, P.A. can assist the surviving family members in setting up the necessary probate estate that would allow the family to pursue a claim.
What damages are recoverable in a wrongful death suit?
In a wrongful death action, there are two general types of damages, economic and non-economic. Economic damages are monies awarded as compensation for monetary losses and expenses that have been incurred as a result of the defendant’s negligence. They are awarded for such things as cost of reasonable and necessary medical care, funeral expenses and lost earnings. Non-economic damages are monies awarded as compensation for non-monetary losses and injuries that the plaintiff’s decedent has suffered as a result of the defendant’s negligence. They are awarded for physical pain and suffering and the destruction of the ability to enjoy life’s pleasures.