Jacksonville Wrongful Death Lawyers


The Jacksonville wrongful death attorneys at

SHORSTEIN, LASNETSKI, & GIHON
help families of wrongful death victims.


Shorstein, Lasnetski, & Gihon helps families victimized by a wrongful death.

Wrongful death cases arise when a person dies due to the negligence or misconduct of another and the decedent leaves relatives or dependents who are entitled to damages as a result. The untimely death of a family member may be caused by an auto accident, a truck accident, a defective product, an airplane crash, exposure to hazardous conditions, criminal activity or other causes. The Jacksonville wrongful death attorneys at Shorstein, Lasnetski & Gihon understand that the death of a family member takes a significant emotional toll and can also bring serious financial problems. We use our experience and skills in handling wrongful death litigation to deal with the many and often complex legal aspects of our clients’ cases so the families can focus on the healing process.


What is the Wrongful Death Law in Florida?

You can find Florida's Wrongful Death statutes in Florida Statutes Sections 768.16 - 768.26Florida Statute 768.19 provides statutory authorization for a wrongful death lawsuit, despite the fact that the aggrieved person is deceased.  Florida Statute 768.20 provides that the personal representative of the person who died shall bring the suit on behalf of the person's survivors and estate.  This statute also provides that the estate of a person can be sued if that person negligently caused the death of another person.  

What damages are recoverable in a Wrongful Death case?

Damages in a Wrongful Death action are covered under Florida Statute s. 768.21.  

Lost support and services - A party may recover the value of lost support and services in a wrongful death action.  In determining lost support and services, the factors to consider include the relationship of the victim to the survivor, the amount of the victim's probable net income available for distribution to the survivor, and the replacement value of the victim's services to the survivor.   

Loss of companionship - A victim's spouse, a victim's minor child, and a victim's adult child if there is no surviving spouse can recover for loss of companionship . 

Pain and suffering - A victim's spouse, a victim's minor child and a victim's adult child, if there is no surviving spouse, may recover for pain and suffering.  A parent of a victim who is a minor child may also recover for pain and suffering.  A parent of a victim who is an adult child may recover for pain and suffering if there are no other survivors.  

Medical and funeral expenses - If a victim's survivor has paid medical or funeral expenses, they are recoverable in a wrongful death action.

Loss of earnings - The victim's estate may recover for loss of earnings from the date of the injury to the date of death and loss of prospective net accumulations of an estate may be recovered with certain exceptions and exclusions. 

If you have lost a family member due to the negligence, carelessness or recklessness of another person or company, call us now!

Shorstein, Lasnetski, & Gihon

904-642-3332 (Jacksonville & Nocatee)

or

407-228-2019 (Orlando),

so we can thoroughly investigate all aspects of the case and act quickly and vigorously to protect the rights of you and your family.

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