Wrongful Death

SMRL Law Firm serving Sarasota County, Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, North Port, Venice, & throughout the state of Florida

The sudden loss of a loved one is one of the most traumatic events a family can experience. When a death is the result of someone’s negligence or misconduct, feelings of grief and anger can be overwhelming. During this difficult time, it is crucial to have an experienced, knowledgeable and compassionate champion on your side.

The wrongful death attorney at Syprett, Meshad, Resnick & Lieb is dedicated to helping family members understand their rights and seek justice for their tragic loss. Call us today at 941-365-7171 or complete the form on this page to schedule a free consultation. We help families from Sarasota County, Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, North Port, Venice, or anywhere within the state of Florida.

Wrongful Death in Florida

Under Florida law, only specific surviving family members can seek compensation in a wrongful death claim. Generally speaking, with certain exceptions, these surviving relatives include:

  • Spouses
  • Children
  • Parents

Usually, the statute of limitations requires a wrongful death lawsuit to be filed within two years from the date of the death. Exceptions are made in cases of medical malpractice and acts of intentional wrongdoing.

Damages in a Wrongful Death Case

When grieving the loss of someone you love, no amount of money can fill the hole left in your family’s lives. However, a successful wrongful death claim can help you obtain the financial means to meet the short and long-term expenses that you now suddenly face.

Our experienced wrongful death attorney can help you and your family pursue compensation for:

  • Medical and funeral expenses
  • Loss of potential income
  • Loss of spousal companionship
  • Loss of parental companionship, guidance and instruction
  • Pain and suffering

In cases involving gross negligence and willful misconduct, families may be able to recover punitive damages. These are meant to punish the responsible party and discourage others from behaving in a similar manner.

At Syprett, Meshad, Resnick & Lieb, we understand the extreme hardships a family faces following a wrongful death and we are committed to handling every aspect of your case with compassion and integrity so you and your family can focus on healing. To learn more about your legal options, contact our Sarasota office today online or at 941-365-7171 to schedule a free consultation with our wrongful death attorney. We welcome clients from Sarasota, Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, North Port, Venice, and communities throughout the state of Florida