Florida Injury and Employment Attorneys

Pasco County Wrongful Death Lawyer

Wrongful death is a civil action brought by surviving family members against a party who has caused a death through negligence or intentional harm. If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another party, contact Florin Gray Bouzas Owens, LLC. Our experienced attorneys can represent you in a wrongful death claim to seek justice for your loved one and hold responsible parties accountable.

Why Choose Us as Your Lawyer?

At Florin Gray Bouzas Owens, LLC we are passionate advocates for our clients.

  • Our experienced wrongful death lawyers are compassionate and understanding and will make sure you are fully aware of your legal options before moving forward with legal proceedings.
  • We offer a free initial consultation to determine if you have a case.
  • We are very selective in representing cases and maintain a small caseload, so we can provide you with the attention and respect you deserve.

When do you need an Attorney?

Under the Florida wrongful death statute, survivors of the deceased, including spouse, minor children, adult children, parents, and the decedent’s personal representative may sue for wrongful death. Wrongful death claims are often high stakes cases involving complex technical and medical issues. Our experienced wrongful death lawyers have the skills, knowledge and resources to investigate the accident or injury to determine fault and to fight for the compensation you and your family deserve.

Causes of Wrongful Death in Florida

A wrongful death claim arises when a victim who would otherwise have a personal injury lawsuit is killed as a result of negligence or wrongdoing. Causes of wrongful death include:

Determining Negligence/Liability

To hold a party liable for wrongful death, the survivors or representative of the deceased victim must meet the same burden of proof the victim would have been required to meet if he or she had survived. In a wrongful death claim based on negligence, you must show that:

  • Defendant owed a duty of care to the victim
  • Defendant breached that duty of care
  • Breach of duty was the direct and proximate cause of death
  • Death of the victim caused damages the plaintiffs are seeking to recover

Damages You May Be Able to Recover

Damages in a wrongful death claim are based primarily on losses suffered by the survivors as a result of the victim’s death. Wrongful death damages may include:

  • Survival claim (pre-death pain and suffering of the deceased)
  • Medical expenses incurred by the deceased victim prior to death because of the injury
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Loss of expected income of the deceased
  • Loss of inheritance resulting from the death
  • Value of services the deceased would have provided
  • Loss of care, guidance, and nurturing that would have been provided by the deceased
  • Loss of love and companionship
  • Loss of consortium

Contact Us Today

Although no settlement or award can ever compensate you for the loss of a loved one, a wrongful death claim is a legal action to seek justice for your loved one, hold responsible parties accountable, and recover for losses suffered by your family. If you have lost a loved one through the negligence or wrongful acts of another, call Florin Gray Bouzas Owens, LLC. Our experienced Pasco County personal injury attorneys for a free case consultation.

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