You've Lost Enough - You Deserve More
The unexpected death of a loved one can have a devastating impact on family and friends. The loss of emotional and financial support can be overwhelming for immediate family members.
Although a wrongful death lawsuit cannot undo this loss, it can help ease the financial burden that is often left behind. A wrongful death claim may be filed if your loved one’s death was caused by someone else’s negligence.
An effective wrongful death lawyer in Florida from Weinstein Legal can help you recover damages for the death of a loved one.
To learn more about your legal options, fill out our contact form to begin your consultation.
Types of Wrongful Death Claims
Negligence leading to wrongful death may arise in all sorts of tragic accidents and situations. A wrongful death lawsuit may be filed if the victim’s family believes the death was the consequence of carelessness or negligence, and are able to prove this claim.
Some types of wrongful death claims include:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Accidents at work
- Defective products
- Dangerous prescription medications
- Boating accidents
The sudden loss of a loved one is one of the hardest experiences anyone can go through. Filing a claim is often the last thing on a person’s mind after their loss. Unfortunately, there is a limited timeframe in which a person can file a wrongful death claim, which is why it is important to consider this option.
Consult an experienced wrongful death attorney near you about your legal rights.
Types of Wrongful Death Damages
No amount of compensation can bring back your loved one, but recovering damages can ease the financial burden of funeral expenses, lost income, medical expenses, and more.
Damages families may be entitled to after a wrongful death case can include:
- Loss of income
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Medical bills
- Loss of benefits, such as insurance
- Mental anguish
- Loss of companionship
In cases of gross negligence or intentional acts that contributed to the wrongful death, punitive damages may be awarded.
A compassionate Florida wrongful death lawyer will be mindful of the hardships families face after the death of a loved one. Using extensive knowledge of wrongful death claims, our law firm can help you fight for the fair compensation you deserve.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?
In Florida, immediate family members can file a wrongful death lawsuit seeking compensation for a wrongful death. Immediate family members include a spouse, children, and adopted children. Family members, such as parents or guardians of the estate, may also be eligible to file a wrongful death claim.
If you are unsure if you are entitled to file a wrongful death claim, contact a knowledgeable wrongful death attorney at Weinstein Legal. After discussing the specific circumstances of your situation, we can determine if you can file a wrongful death lawsuit.
In order to demonstrate that you have a valid claim, the following elements are required:
- The individual had a duty of reasonable care to the deceased
- The individual breached that duty
- The individual’s actions led to the death
- The death led to monetary and emotional damages
Recovering damages requires having a skilled and knowledgeable wrongful death lawyer on your side.
Contact a Florida Wrongful Death Attorney
The team of personal injury attorneys at Weinstein Legal will handle your case with professionalism and compassion. After determining if you have a personal injury claim, our experienced wrongful death attorney will build a strong case that will help you obtain the compensation you deserve after such a devastating loss. Additionally, we will work to hold the person responsible accountable for their negligence.
Contact us at our Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach offices to schedule a free consultation to determine if you are eligible to file a wrongful death claim.