When a loved one dies, it is often unexpected and leaves the grieving family in a state of shock.
These feeling of grief, anger and shock may be intensified when the cause of loved ones death is due to the negligence of someone else. At the Kramer Law Firm, we are empathetic to these struggles.
Our goal is to guide you through this process with compassion and determination. Contact an Orlando Wrongful Death lawyer at the Kramer Law Firm 407.834.4847
Skilled and Focused Legal Representation for Wrongful Death
Florida wrongful death suits are usually brought on behalf of the deceased by the surviving spouse, child, or parent. Florida Statute 768.16-768.26 is known as the Florida Wrongful Death Act.
The Act establishes the public policy of the state to shift the losses resulting when wrongful death occurs from the survivors of the decedent to the wrongdoer. There are numerous wrongful death situations, which include, but are not limited to:
- airplane accidents, motorcycle accidents, or automobile accidents
- criminal attacks
- medical mistakes or medical malpractice
- supervised activity, i.e., work or school scenarios
- defective products or products liability
Our wrongful death attorneys are skilled and focused. We are prepared for every facet of a wrongful death case from pre-suit negotiation to trial.
Wrongful Death Damages
When the wrongful death suit goes to court, the judge or jury may award pecuniary damages to the grieving family. Pecuniary damages are economic damages, or more commonly described as "out of pocket" losses suffered by the aggrieved family.
The aggrieved family may be awarded funeral and medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of companionship, etc. Additionally, in some instances, punitive damages may be awarded. Punitive damages are meant to punish wrongful conduct by the negligent party.
A judge or jury may impose punitive damages when the action is intentional, reckless, or grossly negligent and results in the death of another party, Punitive damages are meant to punish the offending party and discourage similar acts in the future.
If someone else's negligent actions caused the death of your loved one, you need a strong, competent attorney to represent you. The Kramer Law Firm has experience in successfully resolving wrongful death cases, and will work diligently to resolve your wrongful death case.
Contact an Altamonte Wrongful Death Lawyer at the Kramer Law Firm
Make sure that you have a dedicated attorney, who is sensitive to your needs, representing you in your wrongful death case.
Contact an Orlando wrongful death attorney at the Kramer Law Firm at 407.834.4847 in Altamonte Springs, Florida, to discuss your wrongful death case.