Coping with grief after the death of a loved one can be devastating. This is especially true if the death occurred due to someone else being negligent, careless, or acting in a deliberately wrongful way. At Rick Kolodinsky, P.A., we’ve been successfully and compassionately handling cases related to wrongful death in Florida for over 30 years. We understand that nothing can fill the void when someone you love passes away.
We also know that those left behind may face considerable financial difficulty without the support of the deceased loved one. With that in mind, Florida wrongful death attorney Kolodinsky is committed to protecting your legal rights and ensuring that you get full compensation for your loved one’s untimely death. Reach out today so we can review your case and apprise you of your rights and legal options.
As the name suggests, “wrongful death” is a death resulting from another person’s wrongful
actions. Under Florida state laws, a wrongful death claim can be brought by the survivors of a loved one if the death was caused by:
While in most cases the at-fault party will be prosecuted for the fatality, a wrongful death lawsuit is treated as a separate and distinct civil action. What that means is, you may be able to pursue compensation for wrongful death even when the party at fault was acquitted of criminal charges arising from the same negligent behavior or wrongdoing.
In Daytona Beach and all of Florida, a wrongful death claim must be filed by the personal representative of the deceased person. The personal representative can be a close family member or friend of the decedent, a person named in the deceased’s will, or a legal professional who’s not attached to the attorney or law firm filing the wrongful death lawsuit.
The personal representative should act exclusively for the benefit of the eligible survivors who lost physical or emotional support after the decedent’s death. Besides, he or she should not have any personal interest in the wrongful death case.
There are countless circumstances that can lead to wrongful death. These include criminal activity, manufacturing defects, toxic torts, motor vehicle accidents, and medical malpractice, to name but a few. Under the Florida wrongful death law, individuals, companies, and even government entities who cause death due to their negligence or carelessness may be held liable for their actions. Unfortunately, proving liability can be quite an uphill battle, especially if the defendant is challenging the sufficiency of the evidence presented.
But there’s no need to feel frustrated if you allow Rick Kolodinsky, P.A. to take your case. We are relentless in our investigations. We will thoroughly examine the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s death and ensure that justice is served. Don’t let negligent behavior or wrongdoing go unchecked. Trust Rick Kolodinsky, P.A. to pursue fair compensation and justice on your loved one’s behalf.
At Rick Kolodinsky, P.A., we believe that there is no amount of money that can really make up for the loss of a loved one. However, after a wrongful death, justice and fair compensation can help those left behind regain peace of mind and financial stability. Throughout our years of practice, we’ve helped thousands of surviving family members obtain just compensation for their losses. These include, but are not limited to:
At Rick Kolodinsky, P.A., we have a proven track record of success in handling wrongful death cases in Florida. Our capable wrongful death lawyer has all the necessary expertise and sufficient resources to help you obtain maximum compensation for your loved one’s death. Give us a call today.