Wrongful Death

Personal Injury

Losing a loved one due to someone else’s negligence or intentional actions is an indescribable tragedy that no family should endure. Understanding the legal aspects surrounding wrongful death is crucial during these difficult times. Allow us to shed light on the facts, statistics, and steps to take when faced with such a devastating situation.

Facts and Statistics


Wrongful death cases arise when an individual’s life is prematurely cut short as a result of another party’s misconduct or wrongful act. These incidents can occur in various circumstances, including car accidents, medical malpractice, workplace accidents, defective products, or even intentional harm.


Aside from road accidents, medical malpractice is one of the most common causes of wrongful death. According to the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB), from 2009 to 2018, there were over 12,414 reported cases. Florida is the third state with more claims.


Every year, thousands of lives are lost due to the negligence or wrongful actions of others. These incidents cause immeasurable pain and suffering for the surviving family members, leaving them with emotional trauma and often significant financial burdens.


A wrongful death differs from a typical personal injury claim because, in this case, the victim’s family files a lawsuit against the person at fault. 

How to Proceed When Someone Close Was a Victim of Wrongful Death

Knowing the statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death claim is crucial as time limits vary. In Florida, the timing is within two years of the death. Failing to file within the specified period could result in losing your right to seek compensation.

Also, we will deal with every piece of paperwork, and we will start working as soon as possible to:


Gather evidence: Collecting evidence related to the incident is vital for building a solid case. This includes medical records, accident reports, witness testimonies, photographs, and other relevant documentation.


Determine liability: Identifying the responsible parties is crucial. This could be an individual, a corporation, a government entity, or a combination thereof. We will investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident to establish liability.


File the wrongful death claim: We will help you file a wrongful death claim on behalf of the deceased’s estate and the surviving family members. This claim seeks compensation for various damages, including medical expenses, funeral costs, loss of financial support, emotional distress, and the loss of companionship.


Negotiate and achieve a settlement: We will negotiate with the responsible party’s insurance company or legal representatives. They will strive to reach a fair settlement that adequately compensates you for the losses suffered. If a fair agreement cannot be reached, they will be prepared to take your case to court and advocate for your rights during a trial.

How Can We Support You?

At Christina Kalin Law Office, you will have the support of professional lawyers who understand the immense pain and anguish that comes with losing a loved one due to wrongful death. We will work to secure justice and financial compensation.


Your rights are our priority.

Contact us today, and we will review your case for free.


Please note that every personal injury case is unique; therefore, the information provided here is for general guidance only and should not be considered legal advice. For personalized advice, call us, and we will ensure you have the precise information for your case.