Naples Wrongful Death Attorneys
Wrongful death lawsuits are civil lawsuits in which the survivors of someone who has been killed as a result of someone else’s negligence or misconduct can sue for compensation. While sometimes a death may result in both criminal charges and a wrongful death lawsuit being filed, criminal charges and civil lawsuits proceed separately. A criminal prosecution is intended to punish a wrongdoer and is brought by the police and government prosecutors, while a wrongful death lawsuit is a separate civil action filed by the survivors. To collect compensation for a wrongful death, the individual or group of individuals filing the civil lawsuit must show that a loved one’s death was caused by the negligence, disregard for safety or intentional acts of another person or entity.
When Southwest Florida families are left wondering where to turn after the loss of a loved one, Cardillo Keith Bonaquist offers honest and compassionate counsel with the utmost in integrity and experience. As Naples’ best wrongful death lawyers, we are passionate about doing what’s right. We believe that individuals and corporations whose negligence or wrongful actions claim innocent lives should be held accountable. While compensation can never take the place of a loved one, it can help surviving families build a more stable life following a tragic loss.
Our Naples wrongful death attorneys handle cases involving:
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Premises Liability
- Bicycle/Pedestrian Accidents
- Slip & Fall Accidents
- Boating Accidents
- Defective Products
- Negligent Security
- Dog Bites
Damages in a wrongful death claim may include:
- The deceased person's pre-death pain and suffering
- Medical costs that the deceased victim incurred as a result of the injury prior to death
- Funeral and burial costs
- Loss of the deceased person's expected income
- Loss of any inheritance as a result of the death
- Value of the services that the deceased would have provided
- Loss of care, guidance, and nurturing on behalf of the deceased
- Loss of love, companionship and consortium
The statute of limitations concerning wrongful death accidents may prohibit you from taking legal action after a certain period of time. Be sure you call our office as soon as possible to find out how we can seek justice in your loved one’s name.
To discuss your options and legal rights after the loss of a loved one contact us online or call 239-774-2229.