Wrongful Death Lawyer Lakeland, FL

Your Wrongful Death Lawyer

The sudden loss of a loved one can leave you feeling shocked, overwhelmed, and completely lost – but your Lakeland, FL wrongful death lawyer can help you find a way forward. At The Turnbull Firm, we’ve helped our clients secure several million-dollar settlements, and our team has over 20 years of legal experience. Now, it’s time to use our experience to help you.

A death is a tragedy, and you may already be considering taking legal action. But before you reach out to us for a consultation, it’s important to understand what really qualifies as a wrongful death in the first place. Let’s take a look at some of the important factors that go into a successful wrongful death lawsuit.

What Counts As Wrongful Death?

While it may be tempting to claim any loss you experience as a wrongful death, there are certain requirements that must be fulfilled beforehand. You can’t just say any death is wrongful. Instead, there needs to be evidence of negligence, and you need to prove that the negligence of another party led to the death of your loved one.

Negligence can be tricky. If you want to prove negligence, you’ll need evidence. In some cases, it’s easy to find: Dash cam footage, medical records, police reports… these can all shed light on any negligence that led to the death in question. But in other cases, you may need outside help to track down witness statements, and (in the case of medical malpractice) input from other professionals in the same field of medicine.

You’ll need to find evidence of negligence if you want to file a wrongful death suit. Fortunately, your Lakeland wrongful death lawyer can help you track down evidence and build a case with professional testimony.

Who Can Be Held Accountable For A Wrongful Death?

Every case is different. Some wrongful death cases are relatively straightforward. For example, losing a loved one to a drunk driver means holding the drunk driver accountable for his or her negligence. But in other cases, there may be multiple parties at fault.

Let’s return to our drunk driving example. A drunk driver may have caused the accident, but what did the road look like? Was the street poorly-lit? Was there a blind corner? Were the brakes of the vehicle faulty? In some cases, you may be able to hold a city or corporation accountable for a wrongful death as well. It takes serious investigation, and it takes a legal team you can trust.

Contact Us Today

At The Turnbull Firm, we understand that losing a loved one is a painful and challenging time. We also understand that no amount of money can ever bring back a family member. But, it can help you deal with the aftermath, and it can help you find closure and justice after your loss.

Between funerary expenses, estate planning, and the shock of your recent loss, the last thing you need is further financial strain and stress. Get in touch with The Turnbull Firm today, and see how a Lakeland wrongful death lawyer from our office can help you secure the compensation you deserve.

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Sanga Turnbull

Sanga Turnbull is the founder and principal attorney at The Turnbull Law Firm, a Florida law firm helping personal injury victims in Winter Haven and Orlando recover compensation for harm done to them by the negligence of others. The comprehensive personal injury practice at The Turnbull Firm includes all manner of motor vehicle accidents, nursing home neglect and abuse, slip and fall, workplace and industrial accidents, medical malpractice, catastrophic injury, wrongful death, and more. Injury victims or their families are invited to call The Turnbull Firm for a no-cost, confidential consultation about any potential claims they may have.