A Way To Start Moving Forward With Your Life
In addition to the grief of losing someone you care about, family members of something who suffered a wrongful death may also be dealing with medical bills and the loss of income or support. Filing a wrongful death claim can be confusing, whether from a car accident or negligence. It often serves the purpose of bringing closure to your family and providing a way to try and move forward as much as possible.
I am founding Attorney Michael McQuagge, and I have over 25 years of experience practicing law and am a Florida board-certified attorney in civil trial law. I can help you channel your pain and grief into fighting for justice for your loved ones and to help ease the financial burden on your family.
Working with in Fort Myers, Florida, you will receive personalized attention and an unwavering ally when it’s time to negotiate or go to court.
Finding A Form Of Relief
When a loved one dies due to someone else’s negligent or wrongful conduct, the difficulty in grieving the death is amplified. While you can’t go back in time and prevent the death from occurring, you can take action to achieve a sense of justice by holding the responsible party accountable for their conduct.
Wrongful deaths can occur in many ways but are primarily due to the following:
- Medical errors
- Nursing home abuse
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Workplace accidents
Under Florida law, the decedent’s representative, usually the executor of the estate, is the one who can initiate a wrongful death claim to recover damages. However, both the estate and survivors are entitled to recover damages. You may be able to recover lost wages and earnings, medical and funeral expenses and pain and suffering damages, as well as pursuing damages for child care, home maintenance and loss of companionship.
The thought of dragging out the mourning period with a legal claim for wrongful death can seem overwhelming in the face of your grief. However, working with an experienced attorney who knows how to handle complex claims can help. I will provide the time, support and guidance you need to take beneficial legal action.
Let’s Hold The Responsible Party Accountable
In Florida, you have two years from the date of death to file a wrongful death claim, so it is vital that you contact an experienced personal injury and wrongful death attorney as soon as possible. Contact McQuagge Law Firm at 239-766-7081 or online to schedule a consultation. Consultations are available over Zoom upon request.