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Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death Orlando & Central Florida Wrongful Death Attorneys

Losing a loved one because of someone else's negligence is not only emotionally devastating, it can result in feelings of despair and uncertainty about the future, particularly if the person you lost was the sole or primary income provider. Any type of accident can result in the unexpected death of a spouse, child, sibling, or parent including a car or motorcycle accident, truck accident, even medical malpractice or a product defect. At Adams & Luka, our Orlando wrongful death lawyers are committed to providing our clients with outstanding legal guidance, and collecting the compensation you deserve from those who were negligent or engaged in willful misconduct.

There is not enough money in the world to replace what you lose when a loved one dies. However, recovering damages for any medical costs, lost income, emotional distress, funeral or burial costs, and other compensation can help you move through the grieving process toward healing, and help prevent potential financial disaster. In addition, those whose negligence resulted in the death of your loved one must be held accountable. We urge you to contact us now for compassionate legal support and assistance through what is no doubt the most difficult time of your life.

Damages Available to Survivors in Wrongful Death Claims in Florida

Essentially, family members who have lost a loved one because of another person or entity's negligent or reckless actions may collect damages the deceased may have recovered had he or she lived. Depending on the situation and the relationship to or with the decedent, compensation may include:

  • Loss of companionship and mental anguish
  • Loss of the net accumulations of the decedent's estate based on the estimated length of employment/work lifetime had the decedent lived
  • Damages for mental pain/suffering, companionship, and loss of parental guidance for surviving children younger than age 25
  • Medical, burial, and funeral costs for those who covered these expenses
  • Lost financial support for surviving spouse based on lost services and future income the deceased spouse would have earned

There are also damages other blood relatives may be entitled to in situations where the decedent provided support in part or in whole for those relatives.

Common Accidents/Circumstances Resulting in a Wrongful Death Action in Orlando & Central Florida

There are any number of accidents or circumstances that may result in a wrongful death action in Orlando. Ultimately, any negligent or reckless action or intentional misconduct may result in the wrongful death of a loved one. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Car and motorcycle accidents
  • Accidents involving tractor-trailer rigs
  • Slip and fall accidents at retail stores, restaurants, nursing homes, parking lots, amusement parks, and more
  • Construction accidents
  • Auto accidents caused by drivers who are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
  • Medical malpractice
  • Dangerous or defective drugs
  • Defective products
  • Drowning (particularly in children when left unsupervised)
  • Homicides that occur due to negligent security
  • Boating accidents

As you can see, the list goes on and on. Basically, if someone dies as a result of the negligence of a person, property owner, company, health care professional, manufacturer, or other entity, surviving family members may be eligible for compensation of the costs of losing that loved one.

Contact Adams & Luka Now

We understand that the last thing on your mind when you have lost a loved one is money. You can barely contain your grief, and the sadness of the loss is overwhelming. However, in the coming months and years, the financial loss could prove to be just as devastating, and even change your way of life, altering the lifestyle in which you have become accustomed to living. At Adams & Luka, we understand your grief and the pain you are going through, but we also understand the potential danger to your financial future. Contact our Orlando wrongful death attorneys now at (407) 872-0307 or (352) 787-2101 for a free consultation.

Client Reviews

I would like thank my attorney Thomas Luka. I knew from the beginning I had the right guy in my corner. While celebrating with family and friends at a Public Park in Seminole County, a fight broke out among various people. Myself, and a good friend, broke up the fight and the instigators left. Six months later, I was wrongly accused as the person who started the fight. The first attorney I hired could not even get a response from the State Attorney handling the case. Someone referred me to Tom and I felt comfortable at his demeanor and reactions.

After conversations with Tom, who knew I would settle for nothing less than a FULL DISMISSAL due to my innocence, I hired him. His firm of Adams and Luka did the due diligence by interviewing witnesses and the police who were on the scene, as well as starting a dialogue with the State Attorney. After gathering statements from witnesses, Tom was able to present a strong argument on my behalf to the State Attorney on why the case should be dismissed. If the State Attorney was not willing to dismiss the case, Tom was ready to take the case to trial.

The result by Thomas Luka: Case Dismissed.

I am 53 years old with a spotless record and glad to keep it that way thanks to the time, effort, hard work, and professionalism of the Adams and Luka and Tom Luka.

Earl from Mesquite
Thomas Luka left a life-long great impression of lawyers. He was always professional, on time, and answered things honestly. From the start and during the 14 months it went on - Tom was very upfront and honest with me about the possible outcomes. The result was better than I had hoped for. Tom really over-delivered. HIGHLY RECOMMEND. Marcela Giorgi
Adams and Luka were very professional and savvy in the courtroom. When you're in court with Mr. Luka you will think you have the best attorney there. I recommend this law firm. Pioneer Tech
Rich Adams is an outstanding criminal attorney. I have had the opportunity to refer several friends and clients to his practice for handling of criminal matters, and on every occasion he has produced an excellent result. Rich practices with attention to detail, a thorough knowledge of the law, and a passion to defend his clients. I will continue to refer clients to Rich Adams, and would strongly recommend him for your legal needs. Brian Pink