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Cocoa Wrongful Death

The sudden loss of a loved one throws a family into a state of shock. Knowing that the death was preventable but for a negligent act only adds another layer of distress. Here at the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A., we offer survivors a place to turn to for legal options. Since 1977, James O. Cunningham has sought, and won, civil justice for the victims of negligence and their families.

Whether it is a Brevard County wrongful death or a wrongful death anywhere, one thing is certain. One negligent act robs a family of a lifetime. Along with the decedent, each family member also becomes an emotional and financial victim. By giving the victim a voice, a family can find the closure necessary to transition to a life without the decedent. Florida wrongful death lawyer, James O. Cunningham, helps the family cross that bridge with his compassionate manner and formidable legal skills.

Brevard County Wrongful Death Facts

By contacting Cocoa wrongful death attorney James O. Cunningham, you can schedule a consultation for complete details regarding a wrongful death lawsuit. However, here is a brief overview of the facts:

  • A wrongful death is the result of a negligent act of another party or entity.
  • The State of Florida prosecutes criminal actions. Florida law also provides a civil action for victims to recover economic and noneconomic compensation.
  • Florida Statutes 768.16 to 768.26 govern civil wrongful death actions. These statutes collectively constitute the Florida Wrongful Death Act.
  • Parties eligible for reparations include the estate of the deceased person and immediate family members. Immediate family means a spouse and minor children. In the event the decedent is not married or has no minor children, then adult children, parents, siblings, grandparents or other relations financially dependent upon the decedent may qualify.
  • Negligent parties can include individuals, companies or other entities or a combination of both.
  • Damages are financial and emotional losses sustained. These include, but are not limited to, medical expenses, funeral expenses, lost earnings, lost pensions, loss of companionship, loss of parental instruction and guidance and mental pain and suffering.
  • Generally, you must file a wrongful death action within two years. There are a few exceptions.

Contact a Cocoa Wrongful Death Lawyer

Time is of the essence in a wrongful death claim. Due to the complexity of a claim involving a death, your Cocoa wrongful death attorney must have the time to prepare the claim properly. Mr. Cunningham meticulously builds his case for trial from the beginning to ensure the best possible recovery on your behalf. Beyond that, the sooner you contact an attorney, the sooner you and your family can focus on mourning your loss, knowing that a true professional is on your side.

If your family is suffering after a Brevard County wrongful death, the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A., offers a no-obligation consultation for answers to your questions and concerns about a potential wrongful death claim. He has offices conveniently located through Central Florida, as well as informational and communication tools here on his website.

Florida Personal Injury Office Locations

Main Office

Orlando Personal Injury Office:
3117 Edgewater Dr.
Orlando, FL 32804
Phone: 407-425-2000
Toll Free: 877-FL-INJURY
                 (877-354-6587)
Fax: 407-843-8274

Seminole County

Lake Mary Office:
1001 Heathrow Park Lane
Suite 4001
Lake Mary, FL 32746
Phone: 407-487-4408

Osceola County

Kissimmee Office:
17 S. Orlando Ave.
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Phone: 407-966-4408

Volusia County

Daytona Beach Office:
1301 Beville Rd., Suite 8
Daytona Beach, FL 32119
Phone: 386-243-4994

DeBary Office:
465 Summerhaven Drive, Suite C
DeBary, FL 32713
Phone: 386-320-3911

Deland Office:
Downtown Executive Center
120 South Woodland Blvd.
Deland, FL 32720
Phone: 386-206-1264

Citrus County

Inverness Office:
110 North Apopka Ave.
Inverness, FL 34453
Phone: 352-205-4341

Polk County

Lakeland Office:
1102 S. Florida Ave., Suite 104
Lakeland, FL 33803
Phone: 863-968-7551

Winter Haven Office:
325 Avenue A, N.W.
Winter Haven, FL 33881
Phone: 863-968-7173

Hillsborough County

Tampa Office:
100 S. Edison St. Suite D
Tampa, FL 33606
Phone: 813-355-9772

Marion-Sumter Counties

The Villages Office:
3420 U.S. Hwy. 27/441
Fruitland Park, FL 34731
Phone: 352-419-0825

Lake County

Mt. Dora Office:
602 East 5th Ave.
Mt. Dora, FL 32757
Phone: 352-436-4696

Clermont Office:
900 W. Highway 50
Clermont, FL 34711
Phone: 352-503-4674

Brevard County

Titusville Office:
506 S. Palm Ave.
Titusville, FL 32780
Phone: 321-222-7300

Cocoa Office:
96 Willard Street
Suite 206,
Cocoa, FL 32922
Phone: 321-757-1373