Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death

What Happens When a Loved One Is Taken from You?

Often, the toll of losing a loved one can be both emotionally and financially devastating. Depending on the circumstances, survivors of a wrongful death lawsuit may be able to seek compensation for their losses. The damages secured by such a settlement or verdict can range from a variety of incurred and future expenses. Some of these awarded damages can include the total value of future lost wages, funeral expenses, and the emotional distress of losing your loved one. The Cannon Law Firm aims to bring justice to those whose loved one’s death has occurred because of wrongdoing.

Who is Eligible for Compensation?

The following parties may be able to pursue compensation following a wrongful death:

  • Immediate family members (including children, siblings, and parents)
  • Life partners or putative spouses
  • Any party financially dependent upon the deceased (both family members and extended family)

Financial loss is not only constrained to family members of the deceased. Anyone who was financially dependent upon the victim may be eligible for compensation, provided they can prove that their livelihood was directly tied to the deceased. You need to protect your rights by having a skilled wrongful death attorney in Ocala advocating for your interests.

Types of Wrongful Death Damages

There are 3 different categories that can be collected upon in the event of a prevailing wrongful death suit:

  • Economic Damages: These damages are subjected and limited to the financial contributions of the wrongfully deceased.
  • Non-Economic Damages: These damages are non-quantitative costs that may be incurred in the event of a wrongful death.
  • Punitive Damages: These damages exist to punish the defendant for excessively negligent or careless behavior.
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