Helping Victims of Wrongful Death in Florida
WRONGFUL DEATH LAWS IN FLORIDA AND YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS
Under the law, individuals, companies and even government entities who cause a death as a result of their careless and negligent behavior can be held legally responsible. Wrongful death laws allow close family members such as spouses, minor children, or parents of minors who were killed to pursue a claim in a court of law to pursue compensation for:
- Medical bills that were incurred to treat the deceased’s injuries prior to the death
- Funeral costs and expenses
- Lost income/wages that the deceased would have earned over his lifetime and provided for support if the untimely death had not occurred
- Lost companionship to compensate surviving family members for the loss of the important relationship in their life
Determining an appropriate amount of wrongful death damages can be difficult, especially evaluating lost companionship and a lifetime of lost earnings. You may require expert witnesses such as actuarial experts to provide information on life expectancy and on earning potential of the deceased. A wrongful death lawyer can help you to build a very strong case so you will get the full compensation that you both need and deserve after your family member has been taken from you.
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TYPES OF WRONGFUL DEATH CASES
Wrongful death claims can arise in any situation where a person or entity does something negligent, careless or in breach of his legal obligation and the wrongful or negligent action is the direct cause of a death. For example, some situations that might lead to a wrongful death claim include:
- A car accident
- Medical malpractice including misdiagnosis or botched surgery
- A fatal slip-and-fall
- A drowning accident in an unsecured swimming pool
- A fatal dog attack
- A defective product that malfunctions in a way that causes death
In these and other situations, you can take action against whomever was responsible for letting your loved one down in a way that directly led to injury and death. Your claim can be resolved by negotiating a settlement with the responsible party (or his insurer) outside of court or by proving a wrongful death case in a court of law.
GETTING HELP FROM A WRONGFUL DEATH LAWYER IN FLORIDA
Wrongful deaths can be complicated legal matters which involve a wide variety of significant factors. That is why you should seek the input of a capable attorney for the answers and guidance you need. Steinger, Greene & Feiner has been practicing Florida wrongful death law since 1997; we have helped to restore the resources of countless individuals and their families facing disastrous emotional and financial losses. We urge you to contact us at one of our offices in Miami, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Port St. Lucie, Fort Myers, Orlando, Okeechobee today so that you can talk to an experienced legal professional about your situation.
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