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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.

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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 wills or trusts.

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.

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