When An Accident Turns Fatal
If you have lost a loved one in a car crash or fatal incident, you have my sincere sympathy. I know that nothing can ever replace what you have lost. I also understand that while this is a permanent loss, there are steps you can take that may bring you some sense of control and closure. This is especially true when the cause of your loss was the thoughtlessness or reckless behavior of another person or establishment.
As a Florida personal injury attorney, part of my practice at George C. Kezemides, P.A. is dedicated to wrongful death cases. Here, I work with you to establish what happened and ensure that the party or business responsible for your loss is recognized and held accountable.
What A Wrongful Death Case Involves
A wrongful death case involves proving that the other party (which can be a person, hospital, nursing home or a business) is at fault. This means that the other party was negligent and did not do what a reasonable person would have. It also means that it can be shown that their action caused the death and that there were damages (costs).
The liable party’s insurance company is the one who pays in a wrongful death case. If the person who caused the death does not have insurance, then it’s possible to sue that person. There are different “damages” that you can sue for, the most common being the medical bills and funeral expenses, but in some cases, there are other damages to pursue. The surviving family members, including the spouse can file a wrongful death claim. The estate of the deceased person can also file a claim. In Florida, you have two years from the date of death to file a claim.
What Types Of Incidents Can Involve A Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
There are many events that can be the grounds for a wrongful death case. Here are some of the types of cases I can assist with:
- Car crashes and motor vehicle collisions including trucks, motorcycles and bicyclists and pedestrians
- Aviation accidents including planes, sea and float planes and hot air balloons
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home abuse and neglect
The purpose of insurance is to cover losses. You may not know whether you have a case. I offer a free consultation so that you can get answers to your questions. Many people find that by reaching out and talking about the event, they come to a greater understanding of their rights and options. As a trial attorney who has been a prosecutor and worked in insurance defense, I have a deep understanding of personal injury and can see a situation from all sides.
Let’s Discuss How You Were Hurt In A Consultation
In my opinion, by scheduling a consultation, there is nothing to be lost and everything to be gained. The meeting is always free. You will not pay lawyer’s fees unless I take your case and win a settlement (out of court) or a verdict (in court) on your behalf. Call 727-490-9303 or connect with me via my contact form. Based in Tarpon Springs, I help injured people and take on wrongful death cases for clients throughout the entire Tampa Bay metro area. I am responsive and typically respond to any inquiry within 24 hours.