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Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death is the term used when someone causes the death of another person. The death may be caused by the actions of another person or corporation or by their failure to act. Wrongful death is a civil action rather than a criminal action. Since the person killed(decedent) cannot file the suit or collect damages, the family members who have suffered financially and emotionally from the death usually file the suit. The goal of filing suit is to assess damages for lost wages, benefits, loss of companionship, and emotional suffering caused by trauma. A defendant can be held responsible for a wrongful death if it can be proved that the defendant's conduct was the cause of death. It must be proved that the death would not have occurred without the defendant's act.

The laws regarding wrongful death cases are complex and include many facets of law. It is vital to surviving family members to seek the advice of experienced wrongful death lawyers to protect your rights and those of your loved ones.

The Law Office of Timothy L. Dave handles wrongful death cases in Central Florida area; including the cities of Orlando, Sanford, Lake Mary, Kissimmee, Altamonte Springs, Oviedo, St. Cloud, and the surrounding areas of Brevard, Duval, Volusia, and Hillsborough counties..

For a Confidential Consultation Call the Central Florida Law Office at: (321) 281-5814