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Auburndale Wrongful Death Attorneys

Perfectly placed between tourist hotspots Orlando and Tampa, lake-filled Auburndale can feel like a tranquil haven. Even with a developing resort area, the community is known for its relatively low housing costs and its many lakes mean an array of watersports options. There are also numerous golf-courses – and the area is home to several spring training camps for various Major League Baseball teams.

But even in quiet, community-focused Auburndale, accidents happen. Across Florida, fatal motor vehicle accidents are on the rise – and unfortunately Auburndale is no exception. Losing a family member or loved one expectantly in a motor vehicle accident is tragic. Not only have you lost the companionship of a loved one, in some cases you also lose the support and income that you and your family have depended on.

Understanding What a Wrongful Death Action Is

Needless to say, no amount of money can every make up for your loss. But in the legal world, money – or damages – can help you cover such unexpected expenses as medical care and funeral costs. In order to get this compensation, Florida has passed a wrongful death statute, which allows the surviving family members or loved ones of someone who was killed as a result of someone else’s negligent behavior or intentional action.

A wrongful death action is filed against the person or persons who is believed to have caused the death. In order to qualify to bring a wrongful death action, you must first demonstrate that you have been harmed as a result of the death. Specifically, one must prove that:

  • The person being sued caused the death and was acting negligent when they caused the death (or are responsible for the death as a matter of law)
  • The victim’s spouse, dependents and/or beneficiaries are alive
  • The victim’s death has caused the above listed survivors monetary losses

If these points can be satisfied, then a wrongful death action can be brought seeking compensation for such damages as:

  • Medical and funeral expenses
  • Loss of anticipated future earnings (up to time of retirement or death)
  • Loss of such benefits as retirement pension or medical insurance
  • Loss of inheritance
  • Pain and suffering and mental anguish
  • Loss of care, protection and companionship
  • General damages
  • Punitive damages

What to Do

Florida wrongful death actions are complex. For example, according to Florida law, a wrongful death action must be filed within four years of the cause of the death. Failure to do so could bar you from filing, meaning you will be denied any compensation for your loss.

To ensure you get the compensation you deserve, it is highly recommended that you seek the advice of an experienced Florida wrongful death attorney. For over three decades the Law Office of James O. Cunningham have been helping Florida families cope with the loss of a loved one. To ensure you get the compensation you deserve, contact the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A. today and schedule your free initial consultation.

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