Wrongful Death
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Wrongful Death Attorneys in Lakeland, FL

Holding the At-Fault Party or Parties Responsible for Your Loss

Unfortunately, accidents happen. If you lost a loved one in an accident with a negligent party, you may be able to file a claim with a wrongful death attorney. Even if there was only a small amount of insurance coverage – or none at all – your lawyer can work with you to understand your options for compensation. Trust the professionals at Dismuke Law in Lakeland and Tampa to help you during this difficult time.

For a successful case, the following elements must be present:

  • There was a death
  • The death must be due to another person’s negligence or intent to harm
  • The surviving family must face monetary injury because of the loss
  • A personal representative must be appointed to the decedent’s estate

If any one of these elements is missing or untrue, the case may not succeed. Therefore, hiring a professional, experienced lawyer is essential, because they know how to demonstrate these elements to the court.

To discuss your case with an expert Lakeland wrongful death lawyer, contact Dismuke Law at (863) 292-6922.

Proving Negligence in a Wrongful Death Case

To file a wrongful death claim, the at-fault party must have been negligent and responsible for the death.

Examples of negligence include:

  • Being distracted
  • Not taking reasonable safety precautions
  • Being under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
  • Disregard for safety measures
  • Intent to harm
  • Medical malpractice

Most often, negligence in wrongful death cases centers around motor vehicle accidents and negligent drivers.

What Kind of Damages Are Awarded in Wrongful Death Cases?

Depending on the circumstances of the case, your wrongful death attorney may be able to help you recover for:

  • Lost wages
  • Medical expenses
  • Loss of companionship
  • Funeral expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress

While no amount of money will make up for the loss of a loved one, receiving compensation can offset some of the financial hardship that accidents cause.

Work with a Wrongful Death Lawyer at Our Lakeland or Tampa Offices

If you live in the Central Florida area and require the assistance of a wrongful death attorney, rely on the professionals at Dismuke Law. We have been helping clients through tough cases for many years, and we can help you too. If a negligent driver has caused a fatal injury, we can help you file a wrongful death claim against the at-fault party. You must act fast, as the statute of limitations in wrongful death claims in Florida is shorter than other injury claims.

Losing a loved one is never easy, but we can help ease the burden of legal matters. Call (863) 292-6922 today.

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Proven Track Record of Success

  • $10 Million Judgment - Polk County

    Judgment of $10 million for a client due to injuries sustained in an auto accident.

  • $7.25 Million Jury Verdict - Polk County

    Polk County jury awards judgment for wrongful death case.

  • $1.1 Million Settlement - Hillsborough County

    Wrongful death auto accident settlement for $1,100,000.

  • $800 Thousand Auto Accident Settlement - Hillsborough County

    Attorney David C. Dismuke negotiates a settlement in disputed causation surgery.

  • $754 Thousand Auto Accident Settlement - Hardee County

    Attorney David C. Dismuke obtains a verdict in Hardee County.

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The team at Dismuke Law understands how our clients are affected by accidents and brings that empathy to the courtroom and settlement table every day.