Shots were reportedly fired at around 5:30 a.m. on the morning of February 8, 2023 near a Super 8 Hotel close to Youngerman Circle in Jacksonville, Florida. The victim of the shooting reportedly died at Orange Park Medical Center after the shooting.
Can You Bring a Lawsuit on Behalf of a Loved One That Was Shot and Killed at a Hotel in Florida?
If a loved one has been shot and killed at a hotel in Florida, the surviving family members may be able to bring a wrongful death lawsuit against the responsible parties under the theory of negligent security. In Florida, a wrongful death claim is typically brought by the personal representative of the deceased person's estate on behalf of the surviving family members.
The personal representative can be named in the deceased person's will, or if there is no will, a court can appoint one. In general, the personal representative must act in the best interests of the surviving family members and may be able to recover damages on their behalf, such as compensation for medical expenses, funeral costs, and loss of financial support
To establish a wrongful death claim in Florida, the surviving family members may need to prove that the hotel owner or operator was negligent and that this negligence caused or contributed to the death of their loved one. They may also need to show that the deceased person's death resulted in financial losses or other damages to the surviving family members.
If you have lost a loved one in a shooting at a hotel in Florida, it is recommended to consult with a qualified attorney who can provide specific legal advice based on your situation.
Contact a Florida Negligent Security Lawyer for a Free Legal Consultation
If you or a loved one has been injured in an attack at a hotel or motel in Florida, you should speak with an experienced Florida negligent security lawyer as soon as possible because you may be entitled to compensation. We offer free legal consultations, and we’re happy to help you however we can.
You can call our Orlando, Florida personal injury law firm today at (321) 352-7588 today to schedule your free consultation. Also, you can contact us on our website and set your consultation up by email. When you schedule a consultation at our law firm, you will get a consultation with a negligent security lawyer, not a customer service representative or intake person. We’re here when you need us.
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