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When you lose a loved one due to someone’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. A Gainesville wrongful death lawyer from Bogin, Munns & Munns can advise you of your legal options and help you pursue justice.

We handle both insurance claims and wrongful death lawsuits for our clients on a contingency-fee-basis. Call our law firm today at (352) 332-7688 for a free consultation with one of our team members to learn more about the services we offer.

Actions that May Initiate a Wrongful Death Case

In any situation where a negligent action costs a victim their life, the surviving family members may be able to pursue a wrongful death case. These actions include:

  • Motor vehicle accidents: where a driver’s negligence causes fatal injuries in a car, bus, truck, or motorcycle accident. The victim can be another driver, a passenger in a vehicle, a bicyclist, or a bicyclist.
  • Premises liability: where a property owner’s negligence causes fatal injuries. Premises liability can include a slip and fall accident, negligent security, an unsafe swimming pool, and more.
  • Medical malpractice: where a doctor’s care falls below a reasonable medical standard and leads to a patient’s death. This can also relate to actions taken by a pharmacist or negligence by a hospital or someone on its staff.
  • Defective product: where a product manufacturer releases a defective product that could cause fatal injuries, such as a defective car tire or power tool.
  • Workplace accident: where a worker dies on the job.
  • Nursing home abuse: where negligent actions by nursing home staff, whether intentional or not, cause a resident to die prematurely.

These are not the only types of situations that may support a wrongful death lawsuit. If you believe that another party’s negligence caused the death of your loved one, call Bogin, Munns & Munns today at (352) 332-7688 for a free, no-obligation consultation with a member of our team.

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Evidence in a Wrongful Death Case

To establish liability and recover compensation in a wrongful death case, you may need to produce evidence that shows that:

  • The responsible party owed your loved one a duty of care.
  • They failed to uphold this duty.
  • This failure caused the accident and your loved one’s death.

An example of this could be a driver who had an obligation to follow the rules of the road but failed to do so and ran a red light, striking another car that was in the intersection legally, and causing fatal injuries.

Bogin, Munns & Munns can collect evidence of the responsible party’s negligence. Depending on the nature of the case, this evidence may include:

  • Photos, videos, or other documentation from the scene of the accident
  • Any available police or accident reports
  • Witness statements
  • Testimony from accident reconstruction experts
  • Medical or coroner records

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Laws Regarding Florida Wrongful Death Lawsuits

Under Florida Statutes §768.21, certain family members qualify to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Depending on the details of the case, this can include:

  • The victim’s spouse
  • Surviving minor children
  • Surviving adult children
  • The victim’s parents

There is also a time limit to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Per Florida Statutes §95.11, a general two-year statute of limitations applies to wrongful death lawsuits in Florida. You typically must file your lawsuit within this time frame. Otherwise, the court may dismiss it.

Bogin, Munns & Munns can help you understand and comply with any laws that apply to your wrongful death case. A member of our team can also discuss your eligibility to file a wrongful death claim and what deadlines may apply to your case when you call for a free consultation.

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Recoverable Damages in a Wrongful Death Case

Depending on the details of your wrongful death case and your relationship to the deceased, the following damages may be recoverable:

  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Medical expenses
  • Loss of services and support
  • Loss of protection and companionship
  • Pain and suffering

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Working with Bogin, Munns & Munns on Your Case

When you work with a Gainesville wrongful death lawyer from Bogin, Munns & Munns, we handle all legal work in your case so that you can take the time you need to grieve and focus on your family.

As a full-service law firm, our services include:

  • Answering your questions, helping you interpret your options, and providing legal advice
  • Designing a legal strategy for your case
  • Managing all communications, deadlines, and paperwork on your behalf
  • Investigating your loved one’s accident and identifying the liable party
  • Producing evidence of their liability and the value of your damages
  • Negotiating for a settlement with the responsible party’s insurer
  • Bringing your case to trial, if necessary
  • Providing you updates on your case at any time

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Although filing a wrongful death case cannot erase the pain of losing a loved one, it may provide your family with financial support and alleviate some of your worries. A Gainesville wrongful death lawyer from Bogin, Munns & Munns can handle the legal aspects of your case and fight for wrongful death compensation on your behalf.

We handle wrongful death cases on a contingency-fee-basis. This means that our clients are not required to pay us anything upfront or hourly. Instead, our fees are contingent on our recovering compensation for you in a settlement offer or court award.

For a free consultation on your wrongful death case with a member of our team, call Bogin, Munns & Munns today at (352) 332-7688.

Our firm has an office in Gainesville and 12 other locations throughout Florida. Bogin, Munns & Munns has over 40 years of experience defending the rights of our clients. In addition to wrongful death cases, our firm provides legal services regarding wills, trusts, and probates.

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