Wrongful Death

Franco Aughey P.A.

What is a wrongful
death case?

If you’ve lost a loved one due to the negligent actions of another person, then you may be entitled to monetary compensation from the person or company whose negligent conduct caused the injury. It’s important to contact a wrongful death attorney as quickly as possible. These attorneys typically represent clients on a “contingency basis,” in which the attorney does not charge for services until the case is resolved.

More specifically, a wrongful death case is a civil action brought by family members of a person who died prematurely due to another’s negligence. Only certain family members can file this type of claim; depending on the exact facts of your case, this could include spouses/partners, children, siblings, or those who suffered financially as a result of the death.

Who Can Be Sued in a Wrongful Death Case?

Nearly any induvial or company can be sued for wrongful death. Some prominent examples include:

Wrongful Death
  • Doctors accused of medical malpractice and the hospital that employs the doctor.
  • Drivers (drunk or sober) who caused an accident with your family member.
  • Product designers who didn’t provide adequate warnings.
  • Manufacturers of dangerous products that caused the death of your loved one.

If your family has suffered the loss of a loved one as the result of the negligence of someone else, do not hesitate to reach out to us for a free consultation and guidance on the next steps in making a recovery for your loss.


In that case, the ward is deemed temporarily or permanently incapable of making their own medical and or financial decisions or completing their activities of daily living (ADL). A person who is of sound mind and is of least 18 years old and a Florida resident may become a guardian. Someone residing outside Florida may also be appointed as a guardian but they must be a blood relative, or other close relative of the ward. Some of the primary responsibilities of the guardian are to manage and protect the ward’s health and protect their assets, if any.


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