Florida Wrongful Death Lawyers
Unlike many personal injury cases where incidents of negligence can be remedied with pecuniary compensation, the wrongful death of a loved one is exceedingly complex, emotionally taxing, and financially burdensome.
At the Shiner Law Group, we understand there are few things more unimaginable than losing a family member to another person’s or business’ reckless behavior; however, our seasoned and award-winning law firm is standing by to help you seek justice by holding at-fault parties accountable.
Indeed, the causes of wrongful death are virtually limitless, but the Shiner Law Group is committed to providing legal resources to help claimants secure the financial relief they deserve.
If your loved one has been wrongfully killed due to the negligence of another, contact our experienced and compassionate wrongful death attorneys to review your case in a free consultation. We foster a positive client experience by advising you of your legal rights and responsibilities, answering any questions you may have, and assisting with filing your wrongful death claim.
What Is a “Wrongful Death”?
Florida law defines wrongful death as the intentional or unintentional killing of a person caused by negligence or misconduct, for which surviving family members or beneficiaries of the decedent’s estate can pursue legal action by claiming economic loss as a result of the death.
Florida’s Wrongful Death Act permits claimants to file a wrongful death lawsuit against an at-fault party within our years from the incident, per the state’s statute of limitations; however, as wrongful death cases are often litigated based on the need to restore lost household income, hiring an experienced wrongful death attorney early can significantly boost a claim’s financial recovery potential.
By showing the negligible party owed and breached a legal duty of care, the claimant can pursue a broad range of economic and non-economic damages, including, but not limited to, pain and suffering, medical expenses, and lost wages. If the family members paid for the funeral, burial costs can also be quantified, as well as lost security, lost inheritance, and reduced quality of life.
Filing a Wrongful Death Claim in South Florida
Many wrongful death attorneys understand that victims’ families are not particularly interested in securing legal representation or becoming involved in a lengthy litigation process.
At the Shiner Law Group, we navigate our clients through Florida’s complex legal system to help them recover the maximum compensation available under Florida. While financial relief may not fill the void left by the decedent’s absence, it can significantly reduce the potential for financial hardship.
Our law firm will conduct a thorough and independent investigation of the case, perform legal research, and facilitate insurance negotiations to ensure you do not get caught in insurance traps and pitfalls.
Here are some common examples of the wrongful death cases Shiner Law Group handles:
- Motor vehicle accidents, including boats, cars, motorcycles, trucks, and airplanes.
- Residential and commercial premises liability.
- Product liability.
- Nursing home abuse and medical malpractice.
- Negligent security cases.
- Alcohol and drug-related accidents.
- Firearm injuries.
Speak with a Shiner Law Group Wrongful Death Attorney