Royal Palm Beach Wrongful Death Lawyers
When a Royal Palm Beach family suffers the wrongful death of a loved one, whether by accident or from negligence, they must not only contend with emotional pain but recover from pecuniary loss.
At the Shiner Law Group, we help you hold at-fault parties responsible for placing your loved one in harm’s way and aggressively pursue the best results to secure the financial compensation you deserve.
If your family member or loved one has been wrongfully killed due to the recklessness, negligence, or willful misconduct of a person or commercial entity, contact our experienced Royal Palm Beach wrongful death attorneys to discuss your legal rights and options, as you may be entitled to financial recovery.
Who Can Pursue a Florida Wrongful Death Claim?
Each state has its own laws governing who is eligible to pursue a wrongful death claim.
In Florida, surviving members or beneficiaries of the decedent’s estate can pursue a legal cause of action within two years from the incident; however, the compensation available to surviving family members is more substantial than damages recoverable by the estate.
For wrongful death claims to be valid, claimants must show the defendant did not exercise reasonable care, resulting in the decedent’s injuries.
If the decedent’s injuries were not immediately fatal, a separate survivorship action, or personal injury claim, can be pursued on behalf of the victim had he or she survived the incident of negligence.
Damages Recoverable in a Wrongful Death Proceeding
From vehicle accidents and premises liability to product liability and nursing home abuse, negligence in a wrongful death legal proceeding can assume many forms.
Financial compensation cannot wholly remedy a grieving family or fill the void left in the decedent’s absence, but an experienced wrongful death attorney can help families obtain the support they need to mitigate financial hardship.
The Shiner Law Group identifies common damages sought by surviving family members or estate beneficiaries in a wrongful death proceeding:
- Loss of care, protection, and companionship.
- Pain and suffering.
- Lost income and benefits.
- Lost inheritance.
- Lost household services.
- Medical and funeral expenses.
- Punitive damages.
Why Hire A Wrongful Death Lawyer?
With over 15 years’ experience representing wrongful death victims and their families in the Royal Palm Beach community, our award-winning attorneys at the Shiner Law Group have the legal acumen and results-driven approach to help you build the most compelling claim.
We understand the untimely death of a loved one can have rippling effects, so we help you safeguard your legal and financial interests during this vulnerable period.
Our seasoned law firm customizes its legal services to conduct a thorough and independent investigation of the facts.
We evaluate your claim, consult a body of case law, work with a network of leading industry experts, facilitate insurance negotiations, and maintain effective client communication because we are committed to helping you ease into the next chapter of your life.
The Shiner Law Group recognizes surviving family members or estate beneficiaries are grieving for their loss, so we take great strides to negotiate a fair settlement outside of court to avoid a lengthy litigation process; however, we are equally prepared to take your case trial against large national insurance chains and their policyholders to maximize your claim’s financial recovery potential.
Speak with a Royal Palm Beach Wrongful Death Attorney
If someone you love has been wrongfully killed due to the reckless, negligent, or intentional conduct of another, we welcome you call us at (561) 777-7700a or contact us online for a free case review to discuss your legal options.