Do you need a Tallahassee Wrongful Death Lawyer?

Nothing is as tragic as losing a loved one, most especially when that death is sudden, unexpected, and premature. Nothing can replace the loss of companionship, emotional support, and the financial support of a wife or husband, mother or father, sibling, grandparent, or child. When the death of a loved one has been caused by the negligence, recklessness, aggression, intoxication, intentional harm, or malpractice of another, the victims of such a loss may have grounds for a wrongful death case.

If you or someone you know has suffered such a loss at the hands of another, it is vital that you seek the legal counsel of a Tallahassee wrongful death attorney at The Cotterall Law Firm. Attorney Bill Cotterall offers a free initial consultation in which you may have your concerns addressed and your questions answered concerning your situation. He will carefully review your case to determine what specific legal actions may be taken on behalf of you and your family.

Florida Wrongful Death Cases

The Florida Wrongful Death Act was passed by the Florida legislature with a stated purpose of shifting the losses resulting from a wrongful death from the survivors of the person who has died to the wrongdoer who has caused the death. The survivors are defined as the spouse, children, or parents, and any blood relatives who have been partly or totally dependent on the person who has died for support.  

The wrongdoer may be sued for the victim's death based on negligence, default, breach of contract, breach of warranty, or a wrongful act. The survivors may receive compensation for what is considered to be the value of the lost support and services of the victim from the date of his or her injury or death and for the loss of future support and services.

Have you lost a family member in a wrongful death? Contact a Tallahassee Wrongful Death Attorney at the firm for a free consultation about your loss today.