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Sarasota Lawyers Pursue Financial Relief After a Wrongful Death

Proven Florida firm works on behalf of surviving loved ones and estates

An untimely death triggered by someone else’s negligence or intentional misconduct can never be fully remedied. However, Florida law gives close family members the ability to seek damages from the people and businesses accountable for the fatality. Sessums Law Group, P.A. in Sarasota delivers comprehensive legal support to plaintiffs in these cases so that they can recover financial compensation for damages such as final expenses and wages that victims would have earned throughout their lifetimes. Led by attorney Mark Sessums, who is certified in civil trial law by the Florida Board of Legal Specialization and certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, our legal team asserts our clients’ rights against the liable parties.

Effective attorneys help bereaved clients obtain compensation for their losses

Spouses, children and parents of fatality victims are able to initiate wrongful death claims. In some instances, siblings and other dependents can seek relief. There are also certain types of damages that can be awarded to the decedent’s estate. We know it can be difficult to take the first step after a tragedy, but we deliver compassionate guidance regarding:

  • Types of fatal incidents — Our accomplished litigators handle litigation involving all types of deadly incidents that result from negligence and misconduct, including auto accidents, falls, deaths caused by defective products and intentional assaults.
  • Damages — Surviving loved ones can collect damages for emotional pain, funeral expenses and the loss of companionship and household assistance resulting from the untimely death. Estates are entitled to reimbursement for income the victim would have earned and final expenses paid by the estate.
  • Statute of limitations — A wrongful death lawsuit cannot be filed more than two years after the date of the fatal incident. Starting the process sooner increases your chance of building a strong case.

If you’re the closest surviving family member of someone who has died due to someone else’s fault, you might be pressured to accept a quick settlement. Before entering into settlement discussions, it’s important to contact a qualified attorney with significant experience litigating wrongful death claims. We’ll give you an informed assessment of the potential claim value and advise you of specific legal issues that apply in certain cases, such as potential immunity in matters involving government defendants.

Contact a dedicated Sarasota lawyer for assistance with a wrongful death action

Sessums Law Group, P.A.  advises Florida clients on wrongful death claims arising from vehicle accidents, falls and other fatal incidents. Please call 813-435-5058 or contact us online to make an appointment for a meeting at our Sarasota location. We also have offices in Tampa, Lakeland and Sebring.

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