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Wrongful Death Lawyers in Daytona Beach

Losing a loved one is never easy. But when another person or company’s negligence is to blame, you and your family may find yourselves facing unimaginable obstacles. Even while you are still grieving, creditors and bill collectors often come knocking. Facing financial burdens while struggling to put your life back together is painful and can leave families with a variety of emotions, including anger, sadness, and despair. When you’ve lost a loved one unexpectedly and you believe someone’s carelessness caused their death, it is important to know all of your legal options. Our experienced Florida wrongful death attorneys in Daytona Beach can help you through this difficult time.

What is a wrongful death lawsuit?

In the state of Florida, specific surviving family members are allowed to bring a wrongful death lawsuit against the negligent party. These lawsuits seek to recover economic damages, such as medical expenses, burial expenses, lost wages, and loss of future earnings. They also seek to recover non-economic damages, including pain and suffering, loss of companionship, loss of consortium, and emotional distress.

Factors that impact a wrongful death case in Daytona Beach

The average value of a wrongful death case is approximately $1.2 million. When fault is not clearly established, however, these numbers are often significantly lower. There are numerous factors that can impact the value of a wrongful death case, including:

  • Type of wrongful death case: Medical malpractice cases are treated differently from product liability cases and personal injury cases.
  • Insurance policy limits: Insurance policy limits often impact a survivor’s ability to collect damages.
  • Individuals vs. businesses: Businesses that cause wrongful deaths are held to a different standard when assigning blame and determining value.
  • Closeness of survivor(s): The relationship between the deceased and the survivor will affect the value of the claim significantly. In general, children and spouses would be valued at a higher rate than other relationships.
  • Degree of fault: Establishing fault is important in wrongful death cases. If it can be proven that the at-fault party was extremely negligent, then damages are usually much higher.

Who can file a wrongful death lawsuit in Daytona Beach?

In Florida, medical malpractice wrongful death lawsuits are treated differently from personal injury lawsuits. In medical malpractice cases, only surviving spouses, dependent children, and parents who lost a child under the age of 25 can file a wrongful death lawsuit. In non-medical malpractice lawsuits, surviving spouses, children of any age, or parents can file a lawsuit. Due to the complexities surrounding wrongful death lawsuits and the specific laws in Florida, it is highly recommended that you speak to an experienced Florida wrongful death lawyer from the start.

Contact our Daytona Beach wrongful death attorneys to seek justice

If you have lost a loved one because of another person’s negligence anywhere in Volusia or Flagler counties, contact the Florida wrongful death attorneys in Daytona Beach at Zimmet & Zimmet today. Our lawyers offer compassionate, yet aggressive legal representation during this difficult time. While no amount of compensation can ever replace your loved one, we believe that grieving families shouldn’t have to also endure unnecessary financial burdens. Contact us today at 386-255-6400 for a free initial consultation and review of your case.

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    Ronald Zimmet Sr.

    Founder and Senior Member of Zimmet & Zimmet

    Mr. Zimmet has practiced trial law in Central Florida since 1975 and currently represents plaintiffs in the areas of personal injury, nursing malpractice, and medical malpractice.


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    “Ron Zimmet, Jr. had been recommended to me by a friend after a car accident I was involved in. Mr. Zimmet, Jr. and his paralegal, Jolene Cardiel, have answered any questions and concerns I have had through the process. You are never left to feel that you have been forgotten. This is the 2nd accident I have been involved in and could not imagine having someone else to represent me. Zimmet & Zimmet care for the people they help and it shows in all that they do. If you have need of a lawyer, please contact Zimmet & Zimmet. They go the extra mile for their clients.”
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    What an amazing group of talented lawyers (and paralegals & assistants)! Ron Zimmet, Sr. has assisted me several times in legal matters. He is always honest and reliable, giving me advice that I know was correct for my situation. It is easy to call the office and speak with his paralegal, Jolene, and get answers ASAP. I recommend Zimmet & Zimmet to any of my friends or family who are in need of legal services.”

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