Wrongful Death

When a loved one dies by the wrongful conduct of another, frequently those left behind experience self-doubt and questions about what they could have done differently to save their loved one. For the surviving spouse, children and parents, no loss is more tragic or painful.

The attorneys at Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz understand your grief. If a loved one has died as a result of the negligence of another, the ‘Florida Wrongful Death Act’ recognizes great harm is done and requires compensation to the victim’s estate and survivors. Surviving family members include spouses, children, parents or siblings. Wrongful death claims may arise from a variety of accidents or injuries.

"wrongful death", negligence, injury, attorney, lawyer, settlementCommon causes of wrongful death in Florida:

  • Automobile accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Premises liability

Surviving family members may be eligible for damages or losses such as loss of future wages, medical expenses prior to death, and loss of companionship. If your loved one has died as a result of someone else’s negligence, it’s important to act promptly. There is a statute of limitations, which sets a time limit in which you can bring a lawsuit against the negligent party.

"wrongful death", negligence, injury, attorney, lawyer, settlementCall Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz. Let us handle all aspects of the wrongful death claim, from the opening of the estate through the settlement or to the trial if necessary, so your family can begin the healing process.

We provide a free consultation to discuss your case and determine what can be done to protect your rights.

Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, P.A. has six offices in Southwest Florida. The offices are located in Fort Myers (two offices to serve you), Cape Coral, Naples, Lehigh Acres, and Port Charlotte for your convenience. Call us first at 800-332-9404 or fill out a simple case form today.