Compassionate Help After A Wrongful Death
The lawyers of The Briggs Law Firm have handled dozens of wrongful death claims involving accidents occurring in Florida, and others that occurred outside of Florida.
It is not fair to say: “We know how you feel.” We never say that. Unless someone has experienced the tragic loss of a loved one seriously injured through the negligence of another, one cannot know how they feel. We recognize that.
We are comfortable in saying that, through our experience in these very difficult wrongful death claims, “We have an appreciation and respect for what our experience has shown us you are feeling.” We know from our experience in representing other families the grief they have suffered and the manner in which the loss has affected their lives.
Understanding How Florida Views These Claims
These death claims are governed by special laws passed by the legislature and found in Florida’s Wrongful Death Act. This act changes from time to time as it is constantly subject to powerful lobbying interests.
Our wrongful death laws, interpreted by hundreds of decisions carefully written by our state appellate courts, including the Supreme Court of Florida, interpret the often-confusing rules and parameters of wrongful death claims.
Questions Arising In Wrongful Death Claims
Who has a claim? Who can bring a claim? Who cannot bring a claim? Are there economic or lost income provisions to a claim? If so, who is entitled to recover for that type of claim?
What rights does a spouse have? What rights do children have? What rights do parents have?
Must an estate be opened? Who qualifies to be appointed as the personal representative of the estate? What is a personal representative? How is an estate opened, and who handles that? Is a lawyer needed for an estate?
And who has a claim for the severe mental anguish and loss of companionship resulting from the death of a loved one?
These and other similar questions come up in every “wrongful death” case. Families already burdened by the shock and grief of such a loss are usually not prepared to deal with these issues. On the legal side, these are all critical issues to the proper handling of a claim.
Let Us Provide The Sensitive Legal Help You Need
We take special care and are particularly sensitive to the wrongful death claims we handle. If you have lost a loved one to any kind of negligent injury, we want to talk to you. Call the lawyers at The Briggs Law Firm in Ocala at 352-671-4600 or email us.