What is Wrongful Death?
In legal terms, wrongful death is a death that occurs as a result of someone else’s negligence, that could involve any accidental or unintentional event involving a car, truck, motorcycle, pedestrian, medical mistake, prescription, drug administered, nursing home abuse or defective product. If you have suffered the loss of a loved one and believe a wrongful death has occurred, there is a statute of limitations in the State of Florida that requires you to file a lawsuit within two years of the wrongful death occurring.
As an attorney who has lead families through this terrible and tragic loss, Will understands the emotional gravity of any unforeseen death that might have occurred. Representing cases of this nature takes special training and experience because every wrongful death case is unique. The most troubling aspects of a wrongful death case are the effect the death has on the family members and the emotional toll ensued. Loved ones not only have questions about how this could have happened but want answers to questions as to where they go from here.
- Do I have a case?
- How long will I have to wait for a verdict to be rendered?
- How will I pay my bills if the victim was the bread-winner?
- Who should I hire to protect my legal interest?
All of these are legitimate questions that only an experienced wrongful death attorney can answer. Many wrongful death cases that occur in the state of Florida are vehicle-related. Most are medical in nature; others are defective products or what is referred to as product liability. According to the Insurance Journal, there were over 40,000 deaths due to car accidents in 2017. Many more deaths are committed because of a medical mistake, misdiagnosis or other related tragedy.
According to a 2016 study by Johns Hopkins University researchers, death due to medical mistakes is now the 3rd leading cause of death behind heart disease and cancer. Roughly 251,000 death per year are due to negligence from a medical professional. The Law Offices of William W. Kurtz Jr., P.A., specializes in wrongful death cases. If you lost a loved one due to the negligence of a medical professional contact us today for a free consultation (904) 674-3390.
What Makes Kurtz Law Group the Right Wrongful Death Firm for me?
Will has been representing wrongful death cases for many years. There is no greater sense of purpose than representing family members of a client whose injuries sustained in an accident resulted in their death. Representing these types of victims takes knowledge of the law, experience fighting these types of cases, and the judgment to help survivors make critical decisions. With years of experience and millions recovered, Will is an exceptional attorney and most importantly he provides the expertise and compassion needed to help grieving families hold the negligent party accountable.
If you have suffered the loss of a loved one to someone else’s negligence, Will Kurtz specializes in handling your St. Augustine wrongful death case. Call Will for a free consultation at 904-674-3390. There are no fees or costs unless we win money for you.