The sudden death of a loved one is tragic enough, but even more so when it could have been prevented. In Central Florida, the wrongful death and pedestrian accident lawyers at the Daytona Beach firm of Chanfrau & Chanfrau are committed to finding the facts and holding parties accountable for negligence that results in fatal accidents.
If an individual's death is caused by the misconduct or negligence of another person or group, then a wrongful death lawsuit may be filed. These cases typically arise from motorcycle accidents, auto accidents, airplane crashes, on the job accidents, nursing home abuse or neglect, and other incidents. Our Central Florida wrongful death lawyers in Daytona Beach have handled a wide range of accidental death cases.
Immediate family members are almost always eligible to file a wrongful death claim. Claims filed for compensatory damages in the event of a loved one's death are separate from criminal charges. Filing suit against responsible parties in wrongful death cases can not only help with the financial costs of losing someone close to you, it can also serve as a way to punish the defendant for their negligent actions.
Making a defendant – whether the defendant is an individual, a group, or a company – pay for actions that have resulted in death can benefit a great number of people, particularly in wrongful death cases that have been caused by product liability. Holding companies responsible for negligence has resulted in mandatory seatbelt equipment in cars, safer baby cribs, warning labels to reveal ingredients that may be dangerous, and the limiting of toxic discharges into the atmosphere and our water supply. In addition to providing compensation for damages incurred, wrongful death cases can go a long way in preventing a person or group from repeating mistakes that led to the death of a loved one.
Contact our Central Florida wrongful death lawyers, serving Daytona Beach and surrounding areas, and we will review your case free of charge.
Our pedestrian accident lawyers in Daytona Beach are sadly aware that thousands of people are killed every year, and many more injured, in pedestrian accidents. These tragic events can be caused by negligent drivers of cars, buses, trucks, taxis, and motorcycles. Some examples of the most common accidents involving pedestrians include:
- Pedestrian hit at a crosswalk
- Pedestrian hit and run
- Pedestrian hit in a parking lot
- Driver fails to stop at an intersection
- Driver fails to yield to a pedestrian
The number one cause of accidents in the United States is driver distraction. With the advent of alcohol-related accidents, plus the growing use of cell phones and other distractions, the risk of hitting someone increases dramatically. Children and the elderly are the most common victims of pedestrian accidents. Children can be easily distracted and not entirely aware of their surroundings, while older citizens can be slower to complete the distance of a crosswalk. The driver carries most of the responsibility of avoiding pedestrian accidents, and is expected to be alert and aware at all times.
If you have lost someone close to you as the result of a pedestrian accident, our lawyers in Daytona Beach can help. Contact the law firm of Chanfrau & Chanfrau today to set up a free consultation.
Statute of Limitations
According to Florida state law, the period for which a wrongful death claim can be filed is within two years of the death. If you are considering filing a lawsuit to recover damages resulting from the wrongful death of a loved one, contact our wrongful death lawyers in Daytona Beach as soon as possible and we will discuss your options.
The death of a loved one is not only devastating emotionally, it can also cause an enormous financial strain. Our Central Florida wrongful death lawyers have more than 40 years of combined experience protecting the rights of citizens. We may be able to recover damages for:
- Lost wages, past and future
- Loss of companionship
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of insurance and benefits
Our attorneys can help offset the financial losses incurred after the tragic death of a loved one. The lawyers of Chanfrau & Chanfrau would like to help.
Contact Our Wrongful Death Lawyers
The tragedy of a loved one's sudden death can never be lessened with money; however, recovering damages from a death due to someone else's negligence can help secure financial stability and hold the responsible party accountable for their actions. The wrongful death and pedestrian accident lawyers at our Daytona Beach firm are ready to assist you through these difficult times. Contact our Central Florida law firm in Daytona Beach today for a free consultation.
We also represent cases involving auto accident, boat accident, motorcycle accident, accidental death, trucking accidents, water craft accidents, premises liability, slip and fall accidents, sexual child abuse, physical child abuse, nursing home negligence, dog bites, product liability, construction accidents and criminal defense. Contact our personal injury lawyers in Daytona Beach today for a free consultation and we will review your case.