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SELECTED 2013-2014

Jacksonville Wrongful Death Attorney

Why Hire a Wrongful Death Lawyer?

Injuries and violence affect everyone, regardless of age, race, or economic status. For Americans 1 to 44 years of age, traumatic injuries are the number-one cause of death. In fact, people in that age group are more likely to die from an injury—such as a motor vehicle crash, fall, or homicide—than from any other cause, including cancer, HIV, or the flu, according to the Center for Disease Control.

More than 180,000 people die from injuries each year — 1 person every 3 minutes and seat belts saved an estimated 255,000 lives between 1975 and 2008.

Long after a fatal accident, families feel the loss of a loved one who died because of the negligence or acts of others. Having lost loved ones of our own and practicing law in these areas for well over a decade, our lawyers are cognizant of the pain felt by survivors and offer compassionate representation in wrongful death litigation.

Wrongful death claims may arise from any accident or intentional act — fatal car crashes, death by hospital malpractice, dangerous premises, defective products, aircraft accidents. We employ a full-time private investigator and consult with a nationwide network of medical experts, accident reconstruction engineers, human factor experts and other professionals who can testify to the cause of the fatal injury.

RESULTS

Automobile Accident

$2.6 Million Jury Verdict against Volusia County. Trial televised on Good Morning America.

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Wrongful Death

Represented the family of Jordan Davis and oversaw criminal prosecution of his killer, media relations of internationally reported case and confidential civil settlement

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Medical Malpractice

Confidential settlement of over 100 cases against a pediatric dentist who faces prosecution for fraud based on abuse of children.

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Who Can Collect Wrongful Death Damages?

Spouses, children and parents of wrongful death victims may be eligible to recover damages. Under Florida law, family members can collect economic damages for medical and funeral expenses, as well as non-economic damages for loss of companionship of the family member and emotional suffering. (In medical malpractice cases, only children under 25 or those who were financially dependent may collect for the death of a parent).

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Who is a Survivor Under Florida’s Wrongful Death Act?

When someone is killed by the wrongful act of another, only the decedent’s survivors are entitled to compensation for the wrongful death. The statute defines survivors as the decedent’s spouse, children and parents. If any other blood relative or adopted sibling is partly or wholly dependent on the decedent for support or services, that person may also be deemed a survivor entitled to compensation for the wrongful death.

Who are the Parties in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

The decedent’s personal representative acts as the plaintiff in a wrongful death lawsuit. The personal representative is the party who recovers any compensation that is awarded, and he or she does so on behalf of the decedent’s survivors and the estate. The personal representative must pay any attorney’s fees and other litigation expenses out of the compensation awarded to the survivors or the estate.

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We invite you to review our verdicts, our accolades and awards and what clients have to say about us and give us a call for a free consultation where our lawyers will sit down with you personally.  John represents clients in Florida, Georgia and Alabama with passion and compassion. He can be emailed at help@floridajustice.com or call us at (904) 444-4444.

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