Wrongful Death Attorneys in Pensacola, FL
Pensacola Wrongful Death Lawyer Joe Zarzaur
The unexpected death of a loved one is a tragic event in any family’s life. Knowing that their death could’ve been avoided can be devastating. If you’ve lost someone due to the negligence of others, wrongful death attorney Joe Zarzaur is here to help. We work tirelessly seeking justice for survivors and have returned record-setting verdicts for our clients.
If you’re considering filing a wrongful death case, the jury trial experience of your attorney can have an big effect on the value of your case. Joe Zarzaur is a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer with record jury verdicts in both Escambia and Santa Rosa County. Only 1 percent of the lawyers in Florida are Board Certified.
What Is Considered Wrongful Death?
A wrongful death claim is a special type of personal injury claim filed in court on behalf of a person killed as a result of the negligence or otherwise wrongful conduct of another. Wrongful death lawsuits are most often filed personal injury lawyers who specialize in the litigating of such cases.
Wrongful death lawsuits are commonly filed as the result of auto accidents, defective drugs, defective medical devices, medical malpractice, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and other death cases involving the negligence or wrongful acts of others.
What is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
A wrongful death lawsuit is designed to hold liable parties accountable for their actions and financially compensate the executor of estate (typically family) for the loss of a loved one.
What Type of Damages Can Be Recovered?
Damages that are most often sought after in wrongful death lawsuits include compensation for:
- Funeral, burial, medical, hospital expenses
- Pain & suffering experienced prior to death (degenerative diseases / debilitating injuries)
- Losses incurred by the deceased’s family: loss of wages; mental anguish; financial support; companionship; parental guidance (in cases where deceased has children)
- The pecuniary compensation provided for by wrongful death lawsuits serves to void any financial issues related to the passing of a loved one.
Who Can Sue for Wrongful Death in Florida?
Following a death caused by negligence, all survivors of the deceased have the right to sue for wrongful death and receive compensation according to Florida’s Wrongful Death Act. This not only includes the immediate family, but others as well. Our wrongful death attorneys are here to help and can answer any specific questions you may have.
Is There a Statute of Limitations To File A Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
In Florida, a wrongful death lawsuit must be filed within two years of the death in most cases. A wrongful death lawsuit must be filed before the statutory deadline passes. The statutory deadline places a cap on the amount of time that the executor of estate has to file a wrongful death claim before any such claim is deemed null and void.
Our Attorneys Can Help
Losing a family member due to the negligence of others is a tragic occurrence that no family should have to endure. Zarzaur Law’s wrongful death attorneys in Pensacola and Destin, FL will work to hold them accountable and get your family the justice you deserve, and there’s never a fee unless we win your case.