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Citrus Ridge Wrongful Death Attorneys

The unincorporated village of Citrus Ridge, Florida, also known as Four Corners, is located just outside the Orlando and Kissimmee metro areas. As its borders are adjacent to the Disney World Magic Kingdom and Epcot Center, Citrus City is a popular tourist area and home to many hotels, resorts and restaurants. As such, the area also sees a high level of traffic, especially during the tourist high season. With so many cars on the road there is no doubt that there are also a high level of motor vehicle accidents in the Citrus Ridge area – some of which result in a fatality.

The loss of a loved one, regardless of the circumstances, always comes with an emotional toll. When the death was the result of a motor vehicle accident, on top of dealing with the emotional anguish and making the estate and funeral arrangements, there’s also the financial stress of paying for any outstanding medical and funeral expenses and trying to figure out how to make up for the loss of income and benefits that the decedent may have customarily brought in.

Although no amount of money could ever come close to compensated for the loss of a loved one, a Florida wrongful death lawsuit can help relieve some of the financial stress by offsetting the costs of a funeral and the loss of a household income.

Can I File a Florida Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Florida law states that immediate family members qualify for filing a wrongful death action. According to the law, a family member includes (in order of priority):

  • Spouse
  • Children
  • Parents
  • Other heirs

Any lawsuit must be filed by the executor of the estate in the name of the surviving family member or members. However, the lawsuit must be filed within four years of the time of the accident. This is known as a Statute of Limitations. Failure to file a wrongful death suit within the Statute of Limitations the court will likely deny the action and you will not be able to seek any damages.

What Type of Compensation Can I Recover?

If you are eligible to bring a wrongful death suit the type and amount of damages will be determined by a jury. The purpose of damages are to compensate one for loss of a loved one that were caused by the negligent, willful or unlawful action of another. As such, all awarded damages must be proportional to the actual loss. Thus, if the decedent did not bring in any income, one cannot seek compensation for loss of household income. Common types of wrongful death damages include:

  • 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 Do I Do Now?

The attorneys at the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A have over three decades of experience representing Florida wrongful death actions. To learn more about how we can help you get the compensation you deserve, contact us 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