Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death – The Gutierrez Firm

Losing a loved one as a result of the recklessness, negligence, or deliberate behavior of another is devastating. The circumstances surrounding a wrongful death should be investigated as soon as possible. Jorge P. Gutierrez Jr. is a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyerwho can provide you with compassionate and in-depth representation. During a difficult time, you can leave the details of pursuing a wrongful death suit to Attorney Gutierrez. Money cannot truly compensate for your loss, but you may be entitled to receive money from the individual(s) or the company responsible. In addition, a wrongful death action holds negligent parties accountable for reckless actions.

Types of claims in a wrongful death lawsuit

In Florida, a court can award compensation to family members for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Loss of companionship and care
  • Loss of support from the deceased
  • Mental pain and suffering
  • Medical expenses
  • Past and future loss of household services
  • Loss of nurture, education, and guidance
  • Past and future distress, emotional pain, torment, and anguish
  • Lost job income
  • Loss of inheritance
  • Funeral expenses

Wrongful death bystander claims can be made due to trauma inflicted on a person who is there on the scene, such as a family member or loved one who witnesses a wrongful death.

A court may choose to impose punitive damages, and they serve a dual purpose. Punitive damages are meant to punish the defendant and discourage others from behaving in a manner that is similarly reckless, intentional, or grossly negligent

Losing a loved one as a result of the recklessness, negligence, or deliberate behavior of another is devastating. The circumstances surrounding a wrongful death should be investigated as soon as possible. Jorge P. Gutierrez Jr. is a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyerwho can provide you with compassionate and in-depth representation. During a difficult time, you can leave the details of pursuing a wrongful death suit to Attorney Gutierrez. Money cannot truly compensate for your loss, but you may be entitled to receive money from the individual(s) or the company responsible. In addition, a wrongful death action holds negligent parties accountable for reckless actions.

Types of claims in a wrongful death lawsuit

In Florida, a court can award compensation to family members for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Loss of companionship and care
  • Loss of support from the deceased
  • Mental pain and suffering
  • Medical expenses
  • Past and future loss of household services
  • Loss of nurture, education, and guidance
  • Past and future distress, emotional pain, torment, and anguish
  • Lost job income
  • Loss of inheritance
  • Funeral expenses

Wrongful death bystander claims can be made due to trauma inflicted on a person who is there on the scene, such as a family member or loved one who witnesses a wrongful death.

A court may choose to impose punitive damages, and they serve a dual purpose. Punitive damages are meant to punish the defendant and discourage others from behaving in a manner that is similarly reckless, intentional, or grossly negligent

Who can file a wrongful death lawsuit?

Your relationship to a person who has wrongfully died could entitle you to certain benefits. You may be entitled to compensation in a wrongful death suit if you are the:

  • Spouse – The surviving spouse may make a claim for compensation in a wrongful death suit.
  • Children – Minor children are entitled to damages in a wrongful death claim.
  • Parent – The surviving parent(s) of a deceased minor child and, in some cases, the parents of an adult child has rights in a wrongful death suit.

Types of wrongful death cases

There are many ways and types of incidents and accidents in which a wrongful death can occur, and The Gutierrez Firm can provide needed legal representation to secure the compensation you are entitled to.The following are a few of many examples of possible wrongful deaths:

  • Car crash
  • Slip and fall accident
  • Defective product
  • Medical malpractice
  • Inadequate security at a venue or at an event
  • Construction site accident
  • Pedestrian accident
  • Workplace fatality

Gathering information in a wrongful death suit

The moments and days following the loss of a loved one due to the negligence of others can be stressful and chaotic. It is of great importance, however, that information pertinent to a possible wrongful death lawsuit be gathered. The following are examples of the type of proof to be gathered in connection with a wrongful death claim:

  • Police reports
  • Medical records
  • Photographs of the accident scene
  • Names of witnesses and responders, along with contact information
  • The defective product

Contact Jorge P. Gutierrez Jr. at The Gutierrez Firm today for skilled legal representation and compassionate assistance in a wrongful death case.