Tragically, you lost a loved one, and you believe that another person or organization was partially responsible (or even fully responsible) for what happened. You want justice done, and you want to collect compensation for medical bills and rehab costs, funeral/burial expenses, wages lost, pain and suffering, and loss of companionship. Of course, all of this compensation cannot ever back your loved one or really fully "compensate" you in the true sense of the word.
But if you wait too long to investigate your legal options, your ability to make a compelling Gainesville wrongful death claim might be weakened. The liable party or parties may try to cover their tracks by denying fault or challenging your version of events. A wrongful death attorney can start the legal process in motion, investigate the tragedy, and make sure that all responsible parties get held to due account.
Examples of Gainesville Wrongful Death Cases
- Car accident – a driver speeding down the freeway under the influence of alcohol crosses into the opposite lane and smashes into another car head-on, killing a passenger in that car.
- An anesthesiologist fails to check for contraindications when administrating medication to a patient about good to go down for surgery. The patient has an allergic reaction and suffers a heart attack on the table.
- A nursing home employee fails to turn over an elderly patient on bed rest. As a result, the patient develops sores, which become infected and lead to sepsis, which causes her death.
Who is Responsible?
A Gainesville Florida wrongful death attorney can help to identify and hold a number of parties liable. In the above examples, obviously the anesthesiologist, careless driver, and oblivious nursing home employee might be named as defendants. Other parties who indirectly contributed to the death might be also held liable. For instance, maybe the airbags malfunctioned in the car of the victim, and thus the manufacturer/designer of those airbags can also be named as defendants. The only way to develop a comprehensive list of potential defendants is to investigate a case fully.
Compassionate and Immediate Legal Assistance from our Gainesville Wrongful Death Lawyers
Dealing with a wrongful death case can be emotionally exhausting and logistically complicated. But with a high-caliber lawyer battling in your corner, you can see that justice gets done without sacrificing your piece of mind. To that end, please connect today with the well-respected and sensitive Gainesville personal injury attorneys here at Farah & Farah in Jacksonville. Check out the firm’s credentials and history on our website, or call to set up your free and 100% confidential consultation with the team at (352) 505-8093.