Fort Myers Wrongful Death Lawyer
If someone has died due to the negligence of another, the surviving family members may be entitled to compensation. The Fort Myers wrongful death attorneys at Wolf & Pravato can handle the details of your case, offer guidance throughout the suit and help you and your family to move forward.
We Help Fort Myers Families Make Sense of Wrongful Death Claims
Wrongful death claims involve all types of fatal accidents, whether they were intentional or unintentional. These claims can involve car accidents, product liability, medical malpractice, etc. If someone you love has died in Fort Myers as a result of the negligence of another, the Law Offices of Wolf & Pravato can assist you in filing your claim against the responsible party and help you and your family get the compensation you deserve.
Wrongful death claims can be filed by a representative to the survivors that have suffered damage from the death, or by the decedent’s heirs themselves. Wrongful death actions are separate from criminal charges, meaning that even if the party responsible for your loved ones death is acquitted of murder charges, a family can still sue that party for damages.
Your Fort Myers wrongful death attorney from Wolf & Pravato can also help you determine what damages can be recovered in your case. In addition to the economic damages you suffer due to the loss of your loved one, you may be eligible for non-economic damages as well. Economic damages refer to the calculable financial loss as a result of the unexpected death. Non-economic damages, while just as valuable, are the subjective and non-quantifiable emotional distresses suffered by your family.
- Economic damages – medical expenses, funeral costs, loss of victim’s expected earnings, loss of benefits (pensions, insurance, etc.), loss of inheritance, loss of goods and services
- Non-economic damages – pain and suffering, mental anguish and loss of care, guidance, protection, love, society, companionship and consortium
The state of Florida places a two year time limit on filing a wrongful death claim. A wrongful death attorney from Wolf & Pravato can help you ensure your claim is filed in time for you and your family to recover damages.
Wolf & Pravato Fort Myers Wrongful Death Attorneys
The attorneys at Wolf & Pravato help families recover damages in wrongful death cases throughout South Florida. Justice is not automatic; we are prepared to fight for you – 954-633-8270.