If you have lost a loved one due to somebody else’s negligence, your family could have a wrongful death claim. While no amount of money can bring your loved one back, a successful wrongful death claim can compensate you for the financial consequences of their passing and hold those responsible for your loved one’s death to account. At Cardoso Law, PLLC, we want to help you pursue the justice that you and your departed loved one deserve.
When you hire us to handle your family’s wrongful death case, we will repay your trust with compassion, hard work, and dedication to your needs – the qualities that have helped us secure millions of dollars on behalf of our clients. We can review your case for free during an initial consultation, explain your options in detail, and pursue your claim all the way to trial if necessary. And because we take our fee from whatever compensation we can recover on your behalf, you won’t pay us anything upfront to secure our services.
You and your family deserve accountability and justice. Let us help you pursue it. Contact Cardoso Law, PLLC, today to discuss your case for free with a wrongful death lawyer in Pensacola, FL.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Pensacola?
Under Florida Statute §768.20, only the personal representative for the decedent (the decedent is the loved one who died) may file a wrongful death claim. A personal representative typically refers to the executor or administrator of a decedent’s estate. The personal representative pursues the wrongful death claim on behalf of, and to recover compensation for, a decedent’s survivors and the decedent’s estate. If your loved one had a valid will at the time of their death, this document should name their personal representative. If they did not, the courts will appoint one on behalf of their estate.
Common Causes of Wrongful Death
The Pensacola wrongful death law firm of Cardoso Law, PLLC, helps families demand accountability from those responsible for their loved one’s death in accidents such as:
- Traffic collisions, including trucking accidents and motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
- Boating accidents
- Slip-and-fall accidents, including falls from heights
- Hotel and motel accidents, including wrongful death due to negligent security
- Premises liability accidents
- Sports and recreation accident
- Unsafe product accidents
- Assault and battery
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home abuse