Coping with the loss of a loved one is never easy, but it can be particularly difficult when the death was caused by the negligent actions of another. It is common to experience feelings of frustration, anger, and confusion after such a tragic incident. In many cases, there may be unanswered questions about the cause of your loved one’s death.
Wrongful death cases provide you with a way to recover compensation when your loved one dies as a result of another person’s negligence. While no amount of money can truly compensate you for your loss, a wrongful death settlement can help your family stay financially afloat during this difficult time and help provide closure to this traumatic event.
The best way to learn about your rights is to speak with one of our wrongful death attorneys in person. Please call (561) 409-0138 today to schedule a free consultation at our Boca Raton personal injury office.
What is Wrongful Death?
The term wrongful death applies to any situation where an individual’s death is caused by the negligent or reckless actions of another. Under Florida law, the surviving family members of the deceased may be entitled to recover compensation for damages. Typically, only the spouse and children may seek compensation in a wrongful death claim. However, there are certain occasions when the victim’s parents may be entitled to file a claim as well.
There are a wide range of incidents which may give rise to a wrongful death claim, including:
- Medical malpractice
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Defective products
- Nursing home abuse
- Workplace accidents
- Construction accidents
Damages in a Wrongful Death Case
Depending on the unique circumstances of your case, you may be entitled to recover compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Funeral expenses and burial costs
- Loss of earnings
- Loss of benefits
- Loss of inheritance
- Loss of companionship
- Pain and suffering
Calculating the value of these damages can be very challenging. The wrongful death lawyers at Shevin Law Firm will work with financial analysts and economists in order to assess the true financial impact the loss of your loved one will have on your family. This analysis by specialists and experts ensures that all important factors are considered, and it helps us maximize the value of your compensation.
Shevin Law Firm Can Help
The attorneys at Shevin Law Firm have seen firsthand the devastation caused by the wrongful death of a family member, and we will stand by your side every step of the way to help you through this difficult time in your life. Our lawyers have handled numerous wrongful death claims, and we have extensive experience identifying damages, proving these damages in court, and holding negligent parties accountable for their actions.
Please contact Shevin Law Firm today to schedule your free wrongful death consultation. We serve clients in Boca Raton, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and throughout Florida.