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How Do I Know if I Have a Wrongful Death Case?

The unexpected death of a loved one can cause emotional pain. It can be even more distressing when their loss was caused by someone else’s negligence or intentional acts. In these situations, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit to pursue justice and seek financial compensation for damages. To successfully file this type of suit, you must prove that your loved one’s death was caused by someone else and resulted in financial expenses and/or emotional loss.

At Metnick, Levy & Dyson we have been handling wrongful death cases for over 30 years. We know the emotional toll a death can take on a family and loved ones as well as the financial burden, and we are dedicated to helping you through the stressful time. Our clients have chosen us because we care about them and the outcome and are with them at every step along the way. If you lost a family member or loved one in an incident that could have been prevented, please call us today at 1-800-475-3781.

Did Another Person or Entity Cause Their Death?

One of the first things you must demonstrate when filing a wrongful death claim is that someone else failed to act in a reasonable and responsible manner, and their negligence or intentional acts either caused your loved one’s death or led to injuries that later resulted in death. Many wrongful death suits are initiated after events such as negligent security, premises liability, alcohol liability, defective products, and car accidents.

What Was Your Relationship to the Victim?

Although many different people can grieve the loss of a loved one, only specific family members can file a wrongful death lawsuit. In Florida, the deceased’s spouse, children, parents, and/or blood relatives or adoptive siblings who were dependent on the deceased can file a claim.

Did You Incur Expenses or Suffer Losses as a Result of the Death?

Wrongful death lawsuits are civil actions pursued to obtain compensation for damages. Under Florida law, damages can include the following:

  • Loss of support and services provided by the deceased
  • Loss of the deceased’s companionship or guidance
  • Mental anguish
  • Medical expenses incurred to treat injuries the deceased suffered before death
  • Funeral expenses
  • Loss of wages normally contributed by the deceased

Free Initial Consultations Available to Discuss Your Case

If someone else’s negligence resulted in the loss of your parent, spouse, or child and caused you to suffer emotional and/or financial losses, contact Metnick, Levy & Dyson to discuss your legal options. We understand the sensitive nature of these types of cases, and we are here to provide compassionate and skilled legal counsel to help you pursue a lawsuit.

To speak with one of our attorneys, call us at (800) 475-3781 or contact us online.