Wrongful Death

Wrongful death lawyers at Martinez Law understand the devastation that comes with losing a loved one. On top of overwhelming grief, you may have to deal with a newly acquired financial burden. Whatever the case may be, our dedicated legal team will seek maximum compensation for your wrongful death lawsuit.

In many cases, unfortunate deaths are caused by the recklessness and negligence of others. If you are a surviving family member of someone wrongfully killed, you can take legal action. And with decades of experience and a proven success record in wrongful death cases around the Space Coast

What Is Wrongful Death?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, hundreds of people in Florida are killed every year in the workplace. Thousands more are killed by negligence or recklessness, like unsafe property or business conditions, accidents in public, and by people who are distracted while performing dangerous tasks.

In all wrongful death cases, someone must file on the deceased’s behalf. In most cases, the person who files the lawsuit is also the executor of the deceased’s estate. However, others can pursue wrongful death claims.

Individuals that can take legal action are:

  • Family members of the deceased, including spouses and children
  • The deceased’s life partner or domestic partner
  • Distant family members
  • Parents who experienced the wrongful death of their child in the womb

Compensation for a Wrongful Death

When deaths happen due to negligence or irresponsibility, a surviving family member may want to file a wrongful death lawsuit. You should hold those responsible for your loss accountable, but do not take legal action alone. With mountains of paperwork and complex legal processes, you should have help from an experienced professional.

When a family member is fatally injured, it may cause a tremendous financial strain. As a result, those who file wrongful death lawsuits often seek certain types of compensation that include, but are not limited to:

  • Medical bills
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of financial contributions
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Loss of prospective inheritance
  • Loss of loved one’s comfort and security

A wrongful death lawsuit can be pursued regardless of whether or not a person is found guilty of harming the deceased individual in criminal proceedings.