The loss of a family member or loved one is a tragedy that can never be adequately compensated by a financial recovery. But our legal system allows only money damages for such a loss. There is no other way to punish the negligent party or to try to ensure they correct the faults that caused such a loss. Money damages can be paid for such items as loss of earnings, support, love and affection, medical expenses, and pain and suffering prior to the time of death among others.
A wrongful death claim may be brought on behalf of a survivor of a decedent when the death of a loved one was caused by the careless and negligent act of another. Statutory survivors may be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering, mental anguish, and loss of care, protection and companionship. Survivors and the estate of the decedent may also recover medical and funeral expenses, loss of the decedent’s anticipated net accumulations and loss of benefits.
South Florida Wrongful Death Lawyer
After the loss of a loved one, the last thing the family wants to think about is taking legal action. But in many cases, prompt action is required to investigate the circumstances and to preserve evidence. Waiting to retain legal counsel can be damaging to any future claims.
If you have suffered the loss of a loved as a result of the negligent conduct of another, let us review your case and provide you with a free consultation. If you want an attorney you can talk to, who understands your situation and who will fight for you, call today at (954) 981-7150 for your free consultation, or you can contact us here.