The pain of losing someone unexpectedly can be tremendous. No one is ever prepared for the death of a family member. Dealing with the legal aspects of a wrongful death accident may be the last thing you want to do at this difficult time.
If you have lost someone as a result of an accident caused by another person's negligence, you should seek an attorney who is caring and compassionate to help you evaluate your wrongful death case. Michael L. Morgan Law Group in Sarasota is committed to providing you with excellent legal representation.
To speak with an experienced and compassionate attorney, contact us today. We offer free initial consultations to injury victims and their families.
What Is a Wrongful Death Case?
A wrongful death case is a type of lawsuit brought on behalf of a deceased person's beneficiaries or family members that alleges that the death was attributable to the willful or careless conduct of someone else.
A wrongful death attorney can help you receive compensation for financial stresses such as:
- Funeral expenses
- Lost wages of the deceased
- Estate planning fees
- Any other financial damages
When an individual's negligence or recklessness causes the death of another individual, a wrongful death accident has occurred. If reasonable care had been exercised, most of these types of accidents might have been avoided. A wrongful death claim is provided for by Florida statutes and gives beneficiaries a cause of action for their losses.
When an individual fails to practice reasonable caution, a wrongful death can occur. These claims involve:
- Fatal car accidents
- Accidents caused by dangerous property conditions
- Animal attacks
- Motorcycle accidents
- Deaths caused by defective products
- Medical negligence
- Neglect in a nursing home
Attorney Michael L. Morgan will help you get on with your life at this difficult time. We will explain your rights under the law and decide on the best course of action to move forward with your claim. We will do whatever is necessary to help you recover the highest possible amount of compensation for your financial and emotional damages.
Can I Sue For Emotional Distress?
If you are a victim of wrongful death, you are likely suffering the loss of someone closest to you. Oftentimes, the lasting impacts of trauma, such as unexpected and undeserved death, can cause lasting emotional distress on a person.
Emotional distress can show itself in:
- Unfamiliar fears
- Lack of sleep
- Difficulty driving
- And more
It may be in your best interest to seek compensation for this distress by taking legal action against those responsible for the wrongful death of your loved one.
How Can I Prove Emotional Distress?
While we understand that no amount of money can compensate for the hurt experienced after the passing of a loved one, we are here to help you right the wrongs to the best of your abilities. Emotional distress must be proven in order for a person to win the case.
Most often, your friends and family will need to testify on your behalf that the distress you are experiencing is negatively impacting your life, your career and your ability to function how you formerly could.
Call (941) 218-8220 or complete our contact form to schedule a free consultation with a Sarasota wrongful death lawyer. Our main office is in downtown, at 2364 Fruitville Road, between Lime and Shade avenues.