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Longwood Wrongful Death Attorneys

The suburban city of Longwood, Florida is part of the Orlando Kissimmee metro area. Mainly a commuter town, Longwood does have a handful of attractions and a pristine downtown historical district. Attractions include the Bradlee-McIntyre House, the Longwood Hotel, the Longwood Rail Station and the Senator tree. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy the nearby Spring Hammock Preserve and the Wekiva River Buffer Conservation Area, along with the numerous lakes and ponds in the area.

Being just off an exit of the always busy Interstate 4, Longwood does see its fair share of motor vehicle accidents. When a car accident turns fatal, a family’s world is turned upside down. Not only does one have to deal the unimaginable grief of losing a loved one, there’s also the stress of paying for medical and funeral expenses and trying to figure out how to make ends meet without a spouse’s income.

Although no amount of money can even come close to filing the hole left by a loved one killed in a motor vehicle accident, it can help with these financial issues as:

  • Funeral expenses
  • Loss of companionship
  • Hospitalization, ambulance transportation and other medical expenses
  • Loss of care, nurturing and guidance
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of expected salary
  • Interest
  • Loss of health insurance
  • Loss of retirement benefits
  • Treble damages
  • Attorney fees

The Details of a Wrongful Death Action

In order to collect this compensation, one must file a wrongful death lawsuit. According to Florida’s wrongful death law, which is governed by Florida Statute 678.18, when a person’s death is caused by the negligent or wrongful act of another person, the estate of the deceased person can seek compensation for that death and the losses caused by it by filing a legal action. The statute further states that the lawsuit must be filed by the “personal representative of the deceased person’s estate” on behalf of his or her surviving family member(s). A surviving family member is considered to be a spouse, child/children, parents or “any blood relative or adoptive sibling who is partly or wholly dependent on the decedent for support or services”.

In order to receive compensation, the surviving family member must prove several specific elements.

  • The other driver was acting negligently (i.e., driving carelessly) or illegally (i.e., driving while intoxicated)
  • That the negligent or illegal act was the cause of death
  • That the petitioners are in fact surviving family members per the legal definition
  • That the surviving family members suffered a monetary loss as a result of the family member’s death

Let Us Help

As Florida wrongful death lawsuits are complex and stressful, it is highly advised that you seek the services of an experienced Longwood wrongful death attorney. For over three decades that lawyers at the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A. have been representing surviving family members and ensuring they get the compensation they deserve. To talk to one of our experienced wrongful death attorneys, 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
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