If your family member has died in a terrible accident, you have a lot on your mind. In addition to coping with grief, unfortunately you may also be concerned about frightening practical matters like how to pay for funeral and medical bills and what you are going to do without the income of the deceased.
While there is nothing that can make up for the untimely fatality of a loved one, Florida law does provide protection to close family members who are left behind. If death was caused by intentional wrongdoing, negligence, carelessness or a breach of legal duty, the person or entity responsible is also liable for compensating survivors who were close to the victim.
Family members including spouses, parents or children whose parents were killed have the right to pursue a legal claim to recover financial compensation. A Miami attorney at Steinger, Iscoe & Greene can help those who have lost loved ones protect and enforce their legal rights and pursue the money they deserve. We are here and ready to help you, so give us a call and schedule a free consultation today to learn more.
Close family members of someone who was killed can pursue a wrongful death claim if:
One of our Miami attorneys can work to help you to prove a wrongful death case so you have an optimal chance of recovering full compensation.
Family members who are left behind may receive monetary compensation after a death either by going to court or by settling the claim through negotiating an out-of-court agreement. Usually, you’ll be dealing with the insurance company of the person responsible for causing the fatality when trying to negotiate a fair payout.
Whether in court or out, the money you receive should cover all funeral expenses; all medical bills from before the death; the money the deceased would have made in his lifetime; and the damages suffered due to losing the companionship of a loved one. Legal counsel will help you value your case and pursue the money you deserve through negotiations or proving your losses to a jury.
At Steinger, Iscoe & Greene, we know how important it is to reconstitute your life after an unexpected tragedy. We are here and ready to help. Contact our Miami wrongful death attorneys today and schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.