Wrongful Death Lawyers Serving Jacksonville and Surrounding Areas
Losing a loved one is one of the most traumatic experiences a person suffers in their lifetime. This important person is not only missed by all those affected, but each loved one experiences a wide range of harrowing and varied emotions. Those grieving such a loss will never “get over it” but must learn how to deal with a new normal. Further exacerbating this pain, is the matter of causation that comes within a wrongful death case. The idea that this death could have been avoided or was caused because of someone else’s negligence is extremely painful. A Jacksonville wrongful death attorney will defend your legal rights.
Whether it was the result of an automobile accident, a product defect, or another act of carelessness, our attorneys here at The Law Office of A. Sam Jubran, P.A. have seen it. The surviving relatives of the decedent possess the right to a Wrongful Death claim. Our sweeping experience qualifies us to take care of the legalities of this situation. Our first priority is that you and your family are spared from the stresses of seeking justice for your loved one, and are given the space to grieve and heal.
Who can Make a Wrongful Death Claim
The types of damages that are recoverable depend on many factors, one being the claimant’s relationship to the deceased. The intricacies of Florida law and statues regarding wrongful death lawsuits affect the rights of each loved one. A skilled Jacksonville wrongful death attorney understand these nuances and can explain them to you and your family. In many cases, we’re able to seek a claim on behalf of a family member who may have been excluded because of these laws.
The two main groups that can clearly make a wrongful death claim are those that are included in the decedent’s will or estate and their “survivors.” Many related parties to the decedent can be labeled survivors including:
- The deceased individual’s spouse
- The children left behind
- The deceased’s parents
- Blood relatives including, adoptive brothers and sisters
Children and Wrongful Death Claims
When a parent dies, a child is entitled to a settlement for lost “support and services.” This includes financial and emotional support that the child will now lose because their parent has died. If their parent was injured and then died at a later date, this covers the child from the date of the decedent’s injury to the date of their death. Children can also recover future loss of support and services. It sounds simple, but there are many different details and angles to this type of law. The attorneys at The Law Office of A. Sam Jubran, P.A. understand this field completely.
For example, if there is a surviving spouse, children over the age of 25 are unable to qualify for this coverage. If the parent died because of medical negligence, it precludes their children from making a claim for these lost services. These details complicate the claims process and make the direction of an attorney all the more paramount. You can rely on a Jacksonville wrongful death attorney at Sam Jubran‘s office to explain these distinctions to you and fight for your recovery.
Parents and Wrongful Death Claims
Parents may not recover for pain and suffering if the deceased child was over the age of 25 when he or she died, unless there were no other survivors . The same rule that applies to children, also precludes parents from seeking damages for death resulting from medical malpractice.
Some of the damages that parents can seek are:
- Medical or funeral expenses the parents have paid
- Emotional pain and suffering
- Lost support and services
- Future lost support and services
Speak with an Experienced Jacksonville Wrongful Death Attorney
The term “lost support and services” is a short one that technically encompasses many different factors. It generally means the amount of money, or value of services, that you can prove that the deceased person would have provided to you. Obviously these factors are numerous and complicated. In fact, it usually requires an expert economist to determine. While you’re grieving the loss of your child, allow a Jacksonville wrongful death attorney to fight for your compensation and alleviate this important part of your grieving process. The legal professionals at The Law Office of A. Sam Jubran, P.A. have relationships with the most qualified experts in this field. Coupled with our experience with wrongful death claims, be assured that we are the best option in garnering a generous settlement. Call us today for a compassionate and confidential wrongful death claim consultation.