To anyone who is reading this page, the lawyers of Charpentier Law Firm, P.A. can honestly say that we wish you weren’t. We wish that you were not having to experience the sadness, anger, and sense of loss that go along with losing someone you love. We understand that there is nothing more tragic than the death of a family member, particularly when that death occurred only because of someone else’s negligent or deliberately harmful actions.
The wrongful death lawyers of the Central Florida law firm of Charpentier Law Firm, P.A. are deeply committed to the causes of justice and asserting the rights of the injured. Of course, there is no legal action that could make you once again whole after losing a loved one. However, in pursuing a wrongful death claim, you can help to ensure that the costs associated with your loss are covered and that, perhaps more importantly, the party or parties responsible for your loved one’s death are made to answer for their actions.
If you have lost someone you love due to someone else’s negligence, our wrongful death lawyers in Melbourne, Titusville, and Cocoa, Florida, would welcome the opportunity to discuss your case. The compassion with which we treat victims of negligence is matched only by the aggressiveness with which we pursue justice on their behalf.
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At Charpentier Law Firm, P.A., we handle personal injury and wrongful death cases. Unlike personal injury claims, wrongful death cases are subject to statutory laws. If you have lost someone you love to wrongful death, our lawyers, serving Central Florida from our Melbourne, Titusville, and Cocoa offices, can help you.
What Makes a Death “Wrongful”?
In order to obtain compensation for a wrongful death, our lawyers in Central Florida must be able to demonstrate that:
- The actions (or, in certain cases, inaction) of the defendant contributed in whole or part to the death of the victim
- The defendant’s conduct was negligent or deliberately harmful
- The plaintiff – a spouse, a child, or another legal dependent – is entitled to collect damages from the defendant
- The plaintiff has suffered demonstrable losses as a result of the death and is therefore deserving of financial compensation
In wrongful death cases, it may be possible to collect damages beyond the costs associated with medical care, funeral preparations, and other immediate expenses. It may also be possible to obtain compensation for loss of companionship, support, and future wages. A skilled attorney, such as the wrongful death lawyers at our Melbourne, Titusville, and Cocoa offices, will be able to establish liability and identify all possible losses that are grounds for compensation.
Types of Wrongful Death Cases
A wrongful death claim can be filed on behalf of anyone whose death can be attributed to someone else’s negligence, whether it resulted from an auto accident, medical malpractice, a slip-and-fall accident, or some other catastrophic event. Wrongful death actions can only be taken by those with a legal claim to compensation, such as spouses, children, beneficiaries, and dependents. It should be noted that a wrongful death claim is a civil claim made irrespective of whatever criminal charges may be filed against the defendant; in civil cases, the court is ruling upon whether to award compensation to the plaintiff, not whether to punish the defendant with time in jail. That said, if the defendant’s actions were egregiously negligent, it might be possible to recover punitive damages in addition to compensation for actual losses.
Contact Our Wrongful Death Lawyers in Melbourne, Titusville, and Cocoa
If you have lost someone you love to wrongful death, our lawyers, serving Central Florida from our Melbourne, Titusville, and Cocoa offices, can help you through this dark period in your life. We offer our sincerest condolences to you and your family and invite you to contact the law firm of Charpentier Law Firm, P.A. today.