Wrongful Death & Probate Attorney in Fort Myers
Probate Lawyers Providing Clear Legal Guidance
Wrongful death lawsuits are unique
personal injury claims that are generally created on behalf of the decedent’s estate, rather
than by or for a particular individual. If the case is successful, any
monetary awards collected will likely be distributed throughout the estate.
If your loved one passed away due to the negligence or wrongdoing of another
party, Powell, Jackman, Stevens & Ricciardi, P.A. can help you create
a wrongful death lawsuit that pursues fair and maximized compensation.
Consider some of the accolades that makes our law firm stand out:
Want to know more about our services and your options? Just call
239.970.6844 to connect with our Fort Myers probate attorneys today.
Court-Appointed Personal Representatives
After someone passes away and a third-party contributed or caused their
death in some way, the court will briefly review their
estate plan to determine if a personal representative has been named already. If not,
the court will appoint one based on its own set of rules. This personal
representative can sue the liable party on behalf of the estate, even
if they normally had no viable claim to the estate’s assets, either
through lack of relation or not being named in
Compensation & Distribution
In a probate-based wrongful death lawsuit, the main objective is to collect
compensation for the loss of companionship and emotional grieving caused
by the unexpected death of a loved one. If the case is successful, the
reward is distributed according to Florida state law, and only among certain
heirs. People who receive wrongful death compensation may not necessarily
gain other inheritances, and vice versa.
Other forms of compensation that may be cited in a wrongful death lawsuit are:
- Funeral costs
- Burial & preparation fees
- Lost wages that would have been earned
- Final hospitalization bills
Get to the Bottom of Your Wrongful Death Case Today
Do not put off something as important as creating a wrongful death case
for a decedent and their estate. If too much time passes – generally
just two years in Florida – you will not be able to make a claim
at all. Our Fort Myers wrongful death lawyers invite you to turn to us
for the legal guidance and moral support you need to navigate this difficult time.
Contact us online and we can discuss the details of your case in a
free case analysis.