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Deltona Wrongful Death Lawyers

If you like lakes and water sports, than Deltona, Florida is the place to be. Located along the Greater Orlando area’s eighth largest lake, Lake Monroe is the perfect place to take out the boat, spend an afternoon fishing and gator hunting. For those who prefer dry land, there’s plenty to do there too – including a visit to the 24 acre Vann Park and the equally impressive 14 acre Campbell Park.

As the definition of a bedroom community, where everyone lives but nobody works, the city is also home to a significant share of commuter traffic. With this high level of commuter traffic and the busy roads that surround the Orlando metro area, needless to say the Deltona area also has its fair share of car accidents. When a Florida motor vehicle accident turns deadly, you need to the support of a Florida personal injury attorney.

Although no amount of money can ever make up for the loss of a loved one, it can help relieve some of the financial stress you may be facing. For over three decades the lawyers at the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A have been helping victims grieving the loss of a loved one get the compensation they deserve. We do this through what is known as a wrongful death claim.

Understanding Wrongful Death

A wrongful death claim is brought against the person who caused the death of your loved one as a result of their negligent or intentional actions. These lawsuits are typically filed by the decedent’s estate on behalf of the surviving family members. Generally, a qualified surviving family member can file such a suit if the decedent would otherwise have a personal injury claim against the defendant had they survived. Since they did not, this right passes on to the surviving family members.

Before the defendant can be held liable for a wrongful death, the surviving family must first satisfy a specific burden of proof. In the case of a death resulting from a motor vehicle accident, this means showing that the other driver was negligent. Negligence is shown by proving that the other driver owed the victim a duty of care, that he or she breached this duty of care, that the breach was a direct and proximate cause of the death, and that the death caused the damages that the surviving family members are seeking compensation for. Common examples of damages in a wrongful death case include:

  • 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

Get the Compensation You Deserve

As wrongful death actions are complex and have specific requirements and timelines, it is highly advised that you seek the advice of an experienced Florida wrongful death attorney. 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
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