Accidental Death Claim
You recently lost a beloved family member in an auto accident, construction site injury, or during surgery. Irrespective of what went wrong, you believe that certain individuals or parties were responsible – or even partially responsible – and you want justice done. However, you also know that pursuing a wrongful death case can involve a significant commitment of resources and energy. And right now, you would much rather focus on grieving, protecting your family, and figuring out your immediate next steps in your life.
Not to be alarmist, but the days and weeks following the accident or trauma can be the most essential to your potential legal case. The party or parties responsible might currently be working overtime to clean up their tracks and try to protect themselves from liability. To hold the proper people accountable – to get the money you deserve to pay for funeral expenses, outstanding medical costs, wages lost, pain and suffering, and myriad other costs – it helps to develop a proactive strategy and put your trust in the hands of a wrongful death lawyer.
Basic Information about Wrongful Death Cases
A wrongful death case is quite similar to a personal injury case – although it involves a more serious charge, and more money may be at stake. Here are a few scenarios that may be legally actionable under Florida laws:
- Missed diagnosis – An oncologist fails to order a test that he or she should have ordered; as a result, cancer returns and metastasizes, leading to a preventable death.
- Reckless car accident – A driver yapping on his cell phone about a business deal fails to heed a red light and plows into a car, causing injuries that ultimately result in death.
- Nursing home neglect – Your mother was on bed rest at an Ocala nursing home, and the staff failed to check in on her and keep her turned to prevent bed sores. As a result of this negligence, she developed an infection that led to pneumonia which led to her death.
Potential Liable Parties
You might think that the only liable parties would be the people or institutions immediately responsible for the death. But other indirect contributors can also be held responsible. For instance, any insurance company representing a liable party can be held to account. Similarly, a designer, manufacturer, or distributor of defective products (such as a defective medical product) can be liable, even if the person or institution was only indirectly to blame.
Getting Concerns Addressed, and Getting This Issue Off Your Plate
As we discussed in the opening paragraph, while you want and need assistance with your wrongful death case, you don’t want to be sucked into an extensive legal drama while you have so much in your plate. The Ocala accident lawyers at Farah & Farah understand that. They work hard to be compassionate, understanding, and respectful, and they can help develop a strategy for you to keep the process going at your own pace and according to your own deeply held principles. To explore what Farah & Farah can do for your loved one’s wrongful death case, go to www.farah2017.wpengine.com and send the team an email, or call (352) 205-4023 to schedule a consultation (free) today.