Wrongful Death Lawyer
If you lost a family member in an accident caused by another’s negligence or wrongdoing, you may be entitled to wrongful death compensation. Hire wrongful death injury attorneys to help you file your wrongful death claim.
Legal and financial burdens of a deadly accident
An accident that takes the life of a loved can devastate you and your family. Often, families are too grief-stricken after an unexpected fatal accident to even begin to think about monetary compensation for their lost loved ones. However medical bills, burial costs and other financial burdens associated with your loved one’s death can soon overwhelm you and your family.
We work hard to help you obtain the money you need and deserve after an accident to help make your loss less of a financial struggle.
Who can file a wrongful death claim?
When loved ones are killed in fatal accidents, certain family members may recover compensation for their resulting financial losses. While beneficiaries can only recover monetary damages for their own losses, a survivor’s action can be joined with a wrongful death lawsuit to recover damages that the deceased suffered. When a person is killed because of a wrongful act, neglect or default, the administrator of the deceased’s estate can sue to recover damages the deceased would have been able to recover if he or she had lived. These are basically personal injury damages and include the pain and suffering the deceased victim went through before death.
Florida Wrongful Death Law
Under Florida law, a wrongful death claim is a civil lawsuit that may be brought to court when a person’s death is caused by the “wrongful act, negligence, default, or breach of contract” of another party. Florida law requires the personal representative of the deceased person’s estate to file the wrongful death claim. You will need an experienced wrongful death attorney to open the estate for you to make a valid legal claim. The compensation recovered in a wrongful death lawsuit is usually for the benefit of the deceased person’s surviving family members.
Wrongful Death Compensation
The amount of wrongful death compensation varies on whether or not the person who died was the sole family provider, main wage earner, whether there are minor children, and how the families financial state will be affected in the future based on past pay and financial performance. As part of the wrongful death claim, the personal representative must name every surviving family member who has a financial and legal interest in the case. In Florida, this is any blood relative or adoptive sibling who is “partly or wholly dependent on the decedent for support or services“. Damages that surviving family members may recover in a wrongful death case often include loss of consortium, companionship, and protection; support and services previously provided by the now deceased person; mental anguish and emotional pain and suffering due to the loss; medical bills, funeral expenses, lost wages and earnings, including anticipated future earnings, and other costs to be determined and distributed by the estate.
What types of wrongful death cases does our firm handle?
If you lost a loved one in any type of accident caused by a wrongful act, neglect or default of another, we can help you seek compensation for your loss. Seek the help you need from injury lawyers who are results driven. The most terrible accidents can result in the death of an innocent victim, whose family members must pick up the pieces in the wake of tragedy. At the Law Offices of Carissa Kranz, Injury Legal Firm, our Palm Beach County wrongful death lawyers help surviving spouses and family members obtain compensation for the wrongful death of their loved one. We understand how difficult it is to suddenly lose a spouse, parent, or child. Life will never be the same, but, at the very least, you should be able to carry forward in the best financial position possible, instead of being forced to bear a heavy financial burden placed on you by another’s negligence or misconduct. Furthermore, you deserve to feel emotionally validated and justice for your pain and suffering.
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