Aggressive Representation and Compassionate Care from an Experienced Wrongful Death Law Firm in Pensacola
Advocacy when you need it most
When a family has suffered the loss of a loved one, there are often no words to express your sorrow. But there can and should be action. At the Pensacola personal injury law firm of Baker & Baker, we are committed to comprehensive and compassionate client service in wrongful death litigation.
While medical expenses, loss of future income, and funeral expenses are the most obvious components of a wrongful death claim, we make sure that noneconomic losses are part of your compensation as well. As attorneys who have helped people across the Gulf Coast through the process, we are as sensitive to your personal needs as we are to your legal needs.
Our goal is to allow you and your family to support one another through your time of need by ensuring that your interests are protected. That’s why we assist you in practical matters such as life insurance and survivors’ benefits. Your questions and concerns matter to us. As your wrongful death law firm in Pensacola, we will work closely with you to make sure you understand your legal rights. We will be at your side throughout the legal process.
Who may file a wrongful death claim
In Florida, the spouse, children or parents of the deceased are most often awarded the compensation from a wrongful death suit, but the lawsuit is initiated by the personal representative of the deceased, as named in his or her will. The personal representative files the lawsuit on behalf of the beneficiaries.
If there is no will, the court will usually offer the duty of personal representative to the surviving husband or wife. If the deceased was not married — or if the surviving spouse cannot or chooses not to act as personal representative — the heirs select a representative by majority vote.
Because of the complex nature of filing a wrongful death claim, it is important that you engage personal injury attorneys who have experience in this area and with whom you feel comfortable. As an AV®-rated law firm that has successfully handled wrongful death claims for more than 25 years, we will provide the compassion and the legal experience you need.
We are here to help
To learn more about how we can offer you legal guidance and solid representation in a wrongful death action, please call us at 850-316-8247 or contact us by email to schedule a free consultation.