Losing someone you love can be emotionally devastating, and when the death comes after a lengthy stay in the hospital or you depended on their contributions to your household income, you can find yourself facing a number of unexpected financial challenges in addition to intense grief. However, if your loved one's death was the result of an accident caused by another person, their estate—and your family—may be entitled to compensation. Though no amount of money could ever make up for the loss of a beloved relative, a settlement or financial award may help ease the economic burdens associated with their untimely passing.

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Welcome to Spetsas Buist, a boutique, Orlando-based law firm serving accident, injury, and wrongful death clients throughout the Sunshine State. Our exceptional trial attorneys, Nicholas Spetsas and Charles Buist, fight for you like family, providing aggressive representation with a personal touch. We can help you stand up to the insurance companies and fight for the compensation you deserve for the loss of your loved one.

We Handle Florida Wrongful Death Cases Related to These Types of Accidents

Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

In Florida, wrongful death lawsuits must be filed by the personal representative or executor of the decedent's estate. This is usually a close friend or family member named in your loved one's will or, if they died without a will, a trusted friend, relative, or professional appointed by the court. The personal representative brings the lawsuit on behalf of the estate itself, as well as the decedent's surviving family members and any other beneficiaries, who must all be listed in the claim. The estate and the beneficiaries named in the wrongful death lawsuit can potentially recover damages.

What the Estate Could Recover

  • Wages and benefits the deceased would have earned from the date of their injury through the date of their death
  • Estimated value of the savings the person could have reasonably accumulated in their lifetime
  • Medical and funeral expenses paid by the estate

What Your Family Could Recover

  • Compensation for the loss of the support and services your loved one provided
  • Damages for the loss of their companionship, love, guidance, and protection
  • Compensation for mental pain and suffering caused by your loved one's death
  • Medical and funeral expenses paid by a family member

Proving a Wrongful Death Claim

Winning a wrongful death case requires presenting evidence to show that the defendant owed your loved one a duty of care, but breached that duty, which directly caused the death, as well as the damages, you're seeking to recover. Medical records, police reports, photos, videos, autopsy reports, and witness statements can serve as valuable evidence in these complex cases.

Aggressive Representation With a Personal Touch

The unexpected loss of a loved one can turn your life upside down—and learning that their death was caused by another person's careless or malicious actions can make an already traumatic experience even more painful. If you find yourself in this regrettable situation, you need a skilled wrongful death attorney to help you navigate the legal system and fight for the justice—and the damages—you deserve. Fortunately, you've come to just the right place.

At Spetsas Buist, our exceptional Florida trial lawyers know just how devastating it can be to lose a loved one in an accident and not know how you'll pay the costs associated with their unexpected death. We can help you explore your legal rights and options, and because we work on contingency, you can take advantage of highly-skilled representation without having to worry about the cost.

Do You Need to Speak to an Experienced Wrongful Death Attorney?

When you’re facing a financial burden caused by another party’s negligence, you need an attorney who will fight for you like family. Spetsas Buist is based in Orlando but serves clients in all of Florida, as well as in South Carolina and North Carolina. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.

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