The loss of a loved one is a terribly painful experience that is magnified when the death was preventable. Gunterfirm helps you to achieve justice for your loved one. Our attorney and staff show your family the concern, privacy and respect you deserve at this difficult time as we aggressively pursue the individual or company responsible for your loved one’s death.
Pursuing a Wrongful Death Claim
Family members, such as a spouse, your children, parents or siblings, have standing to file a wrongful death claim. To prevail, you must prove each element of the underlying personal injury claim and prove that the injury resulted in your loved one’s death. Typically the personal representative collects the compensation on behalf of the estate and distributes the money to your loved one’s eligible heirs.
Our firm can guide you in recovering damages in wrongful death claims involving:
- Automobile collision
- Bicycle accident
- Pedestrian accident
- Tractor-trailer crash
- Motorcycle wreck
- Construction accident
- Workplace accident
- Defective product
- Medical malpractice
- Premises liability
While you are mourning your family member’s fatality, the last thing on your mind is waging a legal battle. We recommend, however, that you begin the process as soon as you can. Wrongful death claims are subject to a statute of limitations, usually two years from the date of death. In addition, the longer you wait, the more likely that crucial evidence could be destroyed and witnesses could forget important details. Our team takes over many of the tasks associated with your wrongful death claim so you can concentrate on caring for your family and honoring your loved one.
Wrongful Death Damages
Although no amount of money can ease the distress of losing your beloved family member, financial compensation can give you the resources you need to care for your family.
Depending on the facts of your individual case, we may pursue such damages as:
- Funeral and burial costs
- Medical bills related to your loved one’s personal injury
- Damages for your loved one’s personal injury claim
- Your loved one’s lost wages
- Loss of your loved one’s expected income
- Loss of inheritance
- Benefits you would have received through your loved one, including health care, pensions, Social Security and military benefits
- Loss of love, companionship, affection, guidance, mentorship, friendship, protection, nurturing, training, advice, consortium and care
- Loss of services, including childcare, accounting, cooking, household, maintenance, education, transportation and security
- Pain and emotional suffering
- Punitive damages
Your family member’s life was invaluable to you and so calculating damages may seem impossible. Our lawyer has 18 years of experience calculating damages in challenging claims and we consult with medical doctors, accountants, financial advisers and other appropriate experts to maximize your family’s damages award.
Get Compassionate, Determined Representation to Recover for the Loss of Your Loved One
Gunterfirm helps you get justice against the negligent person or corporation that caused your loved one’s death. Call our Naples wrongful death attorney at 239.334.7017 to schedule your free, no-risk claims evaluation. We handle your claim on a contingency fee basis, meaning we do not bill you until we recover.
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