Wrongful Death

Young boy cryingAndrea McMillan knows that nothing hurts as much as losing a loved one. What’s even worse is losing a loved one because of someone else’s wrongful act. Wrongful death can occur in many ways, including automobile accidents, and as a result of defective equipment or products. Although no lawyer can take away the hurt and pain caused by the loss of a loved one, a compassionate lawyer like Andrea McMillan understands your emotional struggle to deal with the aftermath of your loss. She has suffered multiple such losses in a short period of time, and understands the emotional pain involved. In addition, she is experienced at using the law to ensure that the wrongdoer responsible for your loss bears the financial responsibility for the loss.

The Florida Wrongful Death Act permits the spouse, children, parents, or other relatives who were good credit on a wrongful death action, to bring suit and demand compensation for their losses. Survivors may recover compensation for medical and funeral expenses related to the death. In some cases one may recover for the loss of the companionship and protection caused by the death of his/her loved one. A survivor may also be compensated for the future wages earned or saved by the person who died, as well as the value of other services that would have been received from the person who died. Our firm will hire economists and actuaries, as necessary, to help calculate the value of anticipated earnings and the value of the services that your loved one normally provided, such as housecleaning or transportation.

If the wrongful act that caused the death was intentional or reckless in nature, a court has the ability to permit the bringing of a claim for punitive damages, which are extraordinary damages. Punitive damages are intended to punish the wrongdoer and to deter that type of egregious wrongful conduct by others in the future. We will seek to bring such claims as appropriate.

Typically, wrongful death lawsuits must be brought within two years from the time that the wrongful death was discovered. Andrea McMillan personally knows that it can take years to absorb the loss of a loved one, starting with the shock of the loss, anger that may be felt because of the loss, and helping other family members cope with the loss. Andrea is a compassionate lawyer who will understand and support you emotionally as you try to cope with your loss. At the same time, she will investigate and compile facts regarding the wrongful act and the effect on you and your family, in order to seek maximum compensation for you.

If you have a family member who was a victim of wrongful death contact Andrea McMillan now. She cares.