Whittel & Melton, LLC

Wrongful Death

Losing a loved one due to another person’s careless or negligent behavior can be devastating. When someone is killed in a wrongful death accident, family members suddenly suffer the loss of love, friendship, security, guidance and possibly even financial support. In addition to dealing with the emotional grief, family members must focus on moving into the future without someone they are used to having around. In these tough times, The Villages Wrongful Death Attorneys can help you and your family make sense of the legal and financial aspects of your loss by seeking financial compensation from any responsible party.

At Whittel & Melton, our compassionate team of Wrongful Death Lawyers can help families who have lost loved ones due to someone else's negligence secure the financial damages needed to adjust and move forward with their lives. If your family has suffered the loss of a loved one because of someone else's reckless behavior or because of an unintentional catastrophe, a medical tragedy, a work-related injury, a defective product or any other wrongful act, contact our office today. A wrongful death lawsuit in Florida can be brought against insurance companies, major corporations, hospitals, doctors, employers and other possible wrongdoers. In most wrongful death actions immediate family members of the deceased are entitled to file suit and may recover monetary damages for pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills, mental and emotional anguish, burial expenses and other costs related to the situation.

Filing a Wrongful Death Suit in Florida

In Florida, family members have just two years from the time of death or discovery of death to file a Florida Wrongful Death Lawsuit against any liable parties. In general, husbands, wives, sons, daughters and parents have priority in wrongful death claims. However, if the deceased had no immediate family members then brothers, sisters, grandchildren, aunts, uncles, financial dependents and other relatives may file to recover damages.

Wrongful Death cases in The Villages can include, but are not limited to:

The Villages Accidental Death Attorneys at Whittel & Melton can start investigating the events surrounding your loved one’s death right away. We will interview any witnesses and negligent parties and depending on the specifics related to your wrongful death claim, we can work with experts including accident reconstructionists, engineers, forensic pathologists, product design experts, medical specialists, construction site experts and OSHA experts that can obtain, preserve and review the evidence for your case.

The Villages Wrongful Death Lawyers at Whittel & Melton understand that losing someone close to you is distressing for you and your entire family. Let us make sure that your rights, benefits and legal solutions are safeguarded, so that you and your family can adjust and focus on healing. To schedule your free face-to-face consultation, contact Whittel & Melton, LLC online or call us in The Villages at 352-369-5334. If you are unable to make it into our office, we can travel to you to discuss your legal matter 24 hours a day, seven days a week.