Wrongful Death

Orlando, Ocala, Kissimmee, Brandon, Winter Haven, Florida


If you have lost a loved one due to the negligent actions of another person, you may have a valid wrongful death case. Wrongful death cases commonly result from:



The emotional burden that follows the death of a loved one is traumatic enough without the knowledge that it was someone else’s fault. Experienced Orlando wrongful death attorney Stephen J. Knox can help ease the suffering by making sure your legal rights are preserved and that those responsible for the death of your loved one are held accountable for all damages.


Recoverable Damages in a Wrongful Death Case


The damages that can be recovered in a wrongful death case depend largely on your relationship to the deceased, your age, and the age of the deceased. Here are some of the more common types of damages:


  • Loss of companionship and care
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of future earnings
  • Loss of inheritance, benefits, pensions, insurance coverage
  • Punitive damages
  • Pain and suffering of the deceased prior to death
  • Medical expenses
  • Funeral expenses


Many of these types of damages are difficult to quantify and are therefore difficult to calculate. In addition, some of these damages are not recoverable in all wrongful death cases. For example, a dependent child or a spouse may be able to collect damages for lost wages and lost benefits, but a parent may not be eligible to receive similar compensation.

Additionally, Florida has a statute of limitations of two years after which these types of lawsuits cannot be filed.


Stephen J. Knox will know which of these damages are available to you, how to maximize their value, and how to fight the insurance companies to get all of the compensation you deserve. He has more than two decades of experience helping Central Florida residents receive compensation in wrongful death claims. This experience guides the way he evaluates your claim and ensures that no detail will be overlooked.


If you live in the Orlando, Ocala, Kissimmee, Brandon or Winter Haven, Florida areas and have lost a loved one due to wrongful death, please contact our Orlando personal injury law office today to arrange your free case evaluation. We also serve Bartow, Citrus, Mulberry, Plant City, Sumter, and Zephyrhills.

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