Wrongful Death Lawyers
If you have just lost a loved one seeking legal recourse may not be the most immediate priority or consideration, but considering a wrongful death lawyer can be beneficial for the surviving family members.
A potential challenge after losing a loved one may be the financial hardship that a family can face. Pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit may provide the necessary compensation to alleviate any financial burden.
Note there is a statute of limitations in which to file a wrongful death claim, which varies by state. If this period has exhausted, the negligent party may go unpunished as lawsuits can no longer be filed, except under certain circumstances. The possibility for compensation expires with this timeframe.
In Florida, the statute of limitations to file a wrongful death lawsuit is two years.
At Shiner Law Group our wrongful death attorneys have been recovering compensation for the departed for many years, helping to ease the burden of the families closely affected.
If you have endured the loss of a loved one contact one of our expert wrongful death attorneys today for a free, no obligation case review. Fill out an online request or call us at our main office at (561) 777-7700, we are available 24/7.
Wrongful Death Description
Wrongful death can be defined as an individual losing their life as a result of the carelessness or the unethical behavior of another. If this action has occurred, a wrongful death claim can be filed by the survivors family (distributee) against the negligent party, to seek compensation for financial and emotional damages.
What Does A Wrongful Death Case Look Like?
A wrongful death occurs when someone is fatality injured by another’s intentional, unexpected or thoughtless actions. If a person is acting in a manner that is not considered reasonable, or of practical behavior, they are said to be negligent. In order for a wrongful death case to move forward, an attorney must establish that this negligence, or intentional action, was the deliberate or unintentional cause of death.
Common origins of wrongful death scenarios include:
- Vehicular accidents
- Elderly neglect and abuse
- Medical malpractice
- Product malfunction
- Unsafe premises
Damages For Wrongful Death
There are many considerations in deciding damages to the family of the deceased in a wrongful death case. These considerations can include the survivor’s relationship to the departed, the income loss to the survivor, and each individuals life expectancy. The relationship of the survivors will also yield varying compensation, such as a spouse, or child. Each member may receive a recovery valuing the loss (present and future) of care and assistance from the time of death, as well as any other expenses related to the deceased, such as medical and funeral expenses.
In circumstances where intentional or negligent actions lead to a wrongful death, a court may also reward the survivor’s punitive damages as a punishment to the guilty party to deter and dissuade similar future actions.
Shiner Law Group believes in fighting for the rights of those who are dealing with the wrongful loss of a loved one. Our attorneys understand the challenges a family faces during these hard times, and we are committed to seeking fair compensation for your loss. If a wrongful death has occurred in your family, contact us today to find out what your legal options are.
Have you or someone you love been injured because of the negligent, reckless, or intentional conduct of another? Call us at (561) 777-7700 or contact us online for a free case review. The Shiner Law Group represents personal injury and wrongful death victims in Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Lake Worth, Palm Beach County, and the surrounding cities.