When someone you love has been seriously injured or killed, it can feel as if things will never be the same. While a loved one can never be brought back, legal action can help you support your family in the years to come. It can also hold wrongdoers accountable for the harm they caused, possibly preventing future harm to others.

At the central Florida law firm of VanNess & VanNess, P.A., we represent victims and surviving family members of people injured or killed in accidents of all kinds, including car accidents, commercial truck accidents and motorcycle accidents. We bring wrongful death actions on their behalf in Florida courts. We also represent people who suffer life-changing catastrophic injuries such as head injuries and spinal injuries/paralysis.

About The Law On Wrongful Death In Florida

Florida law requires the appointment of a personal representative of the estate in wrongful death lawsuits. The personal representative may be a spouse or children. In some cases, grandparents or other relatives may also be allowed to bring a lawsuit. When our firm is hired to take action on a wrongful death case, we also take responsibility for obtaining the appointment of the personal representative in the probate court.

Wrongful death lawsuits can be brought against a broad range of people and businesses, including negligent drivers and manufacturers of defective automobiles or other products. Claims can also be brought against caregivers or municipalities that created dangerous conditions leading to injury.

If we win your case in court or negotiate a favorable settlement, you could be entitled to monetary compensation associated with the loss of your loved one for:

  • Medical and funeral expenses
  • Loss of companionship to spouses and children
  • The value of lost economic contributions ("support and services") from the decedent
  • Mental pain and suffering of the survivors

Talk To An Attorney About Your Options

While the same laws apply, each personal injury and wrongful death lawsuit is unique. Your attorney at VanNess & VanNess, P.A., will review the facts involved in your case to see if successful legal action is possible. At our law firm, our lawyers review records and often use professional investigators or accident reconstruction experts to examine the scene of the accident. For this reason, contact us as quickly as possible while the evidence is still fresh.

To talk with one of our trial lawyers, call us toll-free at 866-697-6221 or complete our convenient online contact form to schedule a consultation.