Bonita Springs Wrongful Death Lawyer

Experienced Legal Advocates for Wrongful Death Cases in Florida 

Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult experiences life can throw our way. When that loss results from someone else's negligence or wrongful actions, it can be even more devastating. At Pittman Law Firm, P.L., we are dedicated to helping families in Florida navigate the complicated legal process associated with wrongful death claims. Our team is committed to providing support and justice for families who have suffered this kind of tragedy.

Call Pittman Law Firm, P.L. today at (239) 603-6913 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our wrongful death attorney in Bonita Springs!

Common Causes of Wrongful Death

Wrongful death can occur in various situations, often resulting from the negligence or intentional misconduct of others. Some common causes of wrongful death include:

  • Car Accidents: Negligent drivers who cause fatal accidents frequently cause wrongful death cases. This may involve drunk driving, distracted driving, or reckless behavior.
  • Medical Malpractice: When healthcare professionals fail to meet the measure of care, it can lead to tragic outcomes. This includes misdiagnosis, surgical errors, or medication mistakes.
  • Workplace Accidents: Employees have the right to a secure working environment. Wrongful deaths in the workplace can be due to a lack of safety measures, equipment failure, or employer negligence.
  • Product Liability: Defective products can result in fatal accidents. Manufacturers, retailers, or distributors may be liable for producing and selling hazardous items.
  • Criminal Acts: Wrongful deaths can also result from criminal actions, such as assault, murder, or even negligent security provided by a property owner.
  • Premises Liability: Property owners have a duty to maintain their premises. Fatal slip-and-fall accidents, drowning incidents, or other accidents on another's property may lead to wrongful death claims.

What Damages Can Be Recovered in a Wrongful Death Claim?

In Florida, surviving family members can seek compensation for damages in a wrongful death claim. Damages that can be recovered include:

  • Medical and Funeral Expenses: The costs associated with medical treatment, hospitalization, and funeral arrangements can be significant.
  • Loss of Financial Support: The deceased may have been the primary breadwinner for the family. In such cases, surviving family members can seek compensation for losing financial support and future income.
  • Loss of Companionship: The emotional loss resulting from the death of a loved one is immeasurable. Compensation may be awarded for losing companionship, guidance, and emotional support.
  • Pain and Suffering: If the deceased experienced pain and suffering before passing, their estate may seek compensation for their physical and emotional distress.
  • Punitive Damages: In severe negligence or intentional misconduct cases, punitive damages may be granted to discipline the wrongdoer and deter similar behavior.
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Client Testimonials

  • "I would definitely recommend this law firm. I never had to call and ask for updates because they always called me any time there was a change in my case. Everyone is honest and really looks out for their clients."
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  • "I liked the way I was treated so sincerely every time I spoke to someone. I was always asked how I was doing and feeling, not just about the facts of the case."
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  • During this pandemic they kept fighting hard for me!

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  • "Very professional and attentive firm. They explained everything very well and put me at ease. Kristin updated me all through the process and made sure that the insurance company didn't take advantage of me. I would highly recommend their services."
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  • "I was very happy with my experience with Pittman Law Firm. They did an excellent job!"
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  • "This firm was recommended by (2) separate doctors. These doctors knew our case was “too small” for the big firms. We would not be treated seriously. Pittman Law Firm never asked “ how big is your injury?” They just asked “How "
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  • "While cycling in Bonita Springs I was struck by a negligent driver and hospitalized. Referred to Pittman Law I was very impressed at the professionalism and responsiveness of the firm. Within 6 months my claim was settled and paid with great results. As a "
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  • "Kristin was amazing, I can’t thank her enough! Having had a car accident for the first time and being the other drivers fault, I was in shock and confusion as to how to handle everything. The first thing Kristin was concerned about was me, she steere"
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  • "I totaled my car, was out of work for a while and in pain. Pittman Law Firm basically was like having a helper through everything. They did all the paperwork and took all of the phone calls from the insurance company. Now I am feeling better and it is all "
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  • "I was hit by another driver and they lied to the police trying to make it look like I hit them. Pittman Law Firm helped me show that I was not at fault and everything turned out good in the end. It would have never went that way trying to do it myself."
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  • "My son was in his first accident and we had no idea what to do or where to start. Pittman Law Firm told us what to expect and took the fear out of not knowing what to do. My son is better, the car is fixed and everything is back to normal. We would have ne"
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  • "My experience with Pittman Law Firm has been very positive. They have a pleasant demeanor, are caring, patient and were always ready to answer any questions pertaining to my case."
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  • "I was introduced to David by a mutual acquaintance for help with banks that were trying to force me into losing commercial properties I had spent my life working. The banks were in trouble and I became their target with such large loan balances. I couldn't"
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  • "I had a major car accident in 2014, 1 month after giving birth to my son. Being a first time mom, single parent and in excruciating pain is no fun. I had a lot of stress, depression, you name it. Pittman Law Firm was there for me literally ALL THE WAY!! Th"
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What is the Statute of Limitations for a Wrongful Death Claim in Florida?

The statute of limitations for wrongful death claims is typically two years from the date of the deceased's passing. It is crucial to act promptly when pursuing a wrongful death claim to ensure the preservation of vital evidence and witness testimonies. Failing to meet this deadline can result in denying your right to seek compensation.

However, some exceptions may limit the statute of limitations in specific cases, such as medical malpractice claims or claims against government entities. To determine your case's exact timeframe, consult an experienced Bonita Springs wrongful death lawyer at Pittman Law Firm, P.L. 

Contact Our Bonita Springs Wrongful Death Attorney Today

Losing a loved one is a painful experience that can be even more challenging when someone else's negligence or misconduct causes their death. At Pittman Law Firm, P.L., we understand the emotional turmoil that wrongful death cases bring to families. Our dedicated legal team is here to provide the support, guidance, and expertise you need during this difficult time.

Contact Pittman Law Firm, P.L. today to schedule a consultation with our wrongful death lawyer in Bonita Springs!

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