The death of a family member or loved one is always a challenging and difficult situation. The challenge can be made more difficult when it was the result of a deadly accident caused by the negligence of another person or a company. When you lose a loved one as a result of someone’s carelessness, you have a duty to protect the legal rights of your departed loved one. If you have lost a parent or child due to a wrongful death situation, the attorneys at the Law Offices of Nooney, Roberts, Hewett & Nowicki are here to help. We have more than 35 years of combined experience standing up for the rights of people who have lost loved ones due to negligence. Let us put our experience to work for you. When you choose our firm to represent you, we will make sure you get maximum compensation for your loss.
A wrongful death claim is a civil lawsuit that may be brought to court if one party’s negligence or wrongful act causes the death of another person. When a person’s death is caused by the wrongful act of another person, the estate of the deceased person may bring an action in Florida’s courts, seeking legal remedy and the losses stemming from that death.
Under Florida statute §768.19, when a death occurs due to another person’s wrongful act, and the incident would have entitled the injured person to bring an action and recover damages if death had not occurred, the person who committed the wrongful act will be liable for damages if death occurs.
Florida Statute §768.21 governs the rules for awarding damages in a wrongful death action. In wrongful death cases, damages that surviving family members can receive include (but are not limited to): medical or funeral expenses paid by surviving family members; loss of companionship; the value of the loss of support and services the deceased contributed to surviving family members; loss of guidance and protection provided by the deceased; and mental and emotional pain and suffering due to the loss.
Whether your loved one was killed in a fatal car accident, or a drowning victim in a boating accident, the lawyers of Law Offices of Nooney, Roberts, Hewett & Nowicki can help. We are a law firm that believes in treating our clients like people, not files. When you choose us to represent you, we will get to know you and your situation. We will know you by name, not your file. We pride ourselves in treating our clients like individuals and giving each of our clients’ cases the same diligence and dedication, no matter how big or small.
We are available to assist in all types of wrongful death cases, including those caused by:
As your legal representatives, we will handle your case personally. We take a hands-on approach to our cases. Your matter will not be shuffled from lawyer to lawyer. You will know your attorney and your attorney will know you. Most wrongful death cases involve a certain amount of investigation. We are not content to enlist experts and investigators to do the work for us. We will be by their side, learning about the facts and how to present them. When it comes down to it, an expert will testify, but it is your attorney who needs to make certain that a jury understands the importance of the information. We will know your case and how to present it. If you are planning to seek compensation for a wrongful death, let our attorneys help you through all the legal matters. All of our attorneys have the legal knowledge to provide you with expert information for a wrongful death claim.
We are available to handle wrongful death cases in Jacksonville, Orange Park, St. Augustine, Fernandina Beach, and throughout North Florida.
Contact our dedicated wrongful death attorneys at (904) 398-1992 to schedule a free initial consultation. All wrongful death cases are handled on a contingency basis, meaning no payment is made until your case is won.