When a person’s death is caused by the direct actions, negligence, or incompetence of another, the victim’s family can pursue a Wrongful Death Lawsuit Davie FL. This civil lawsuit charges the defendant with the compensating the victim’s loved ones for the measurable damages they caused through the wrongful death. It is crucial people get legal guidance before filing a lawsuit. Attempting to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit without legal counsel can end up causing an unfavorable outcome.
There are a few areas that must be proven in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit Davie FL:
* A plaintiff must first establish the defendant owed the victim a duty of care. If the victim was killed in a car accident, the defendant owed the victim a duty of care by following the rules of the road and driving safely. A lawyer can help a plaintiff prove the victim was owed a duty of care so their lawsuit can be properly filed in the court system.
* Once duty of care has been established, the defendant will need to prove the defendant breached the duty of care. For example, a driver drove recklessly or drunk and caused the accident that killed someone. The reckless driver could be sued by the surviving family members of the deceased because the driver breached the duty of care they were responsible for.
* Causation is one of the most important areas a defendant will need to prove in their Wrongful Death Lawsuit Davie FL. One cannot simply say a person broke the law or breached a duty of care. They must prove beyond a shadow of doubt the defendant must be able to prove the defendant directly caused the death of the victim. It is crucial one works with a lawyer to ensure every area of proof is offered to the court.
If you have lost a loved one due to the actions of another person, you have the right to pursue them in court. For more information on hiring a lawyer to help you with your wrongful death claim, call the Law Offices of McCullough & Leboff, P.A. They will meet with you and give you the legal guidance you need.