A West Palm Beach wrongful death attorney from 24/7 Injury Law is a professional you can count on after the tragic loss of a loved one. By working with our firm as soon as possible, you reduce the risk of making mistakes that can impede your ability to seek justice and compensation for the death of your loved one.
According to Florida law, you have two years from the date of the accident to file your wrongful death action. These cases become much more complex when your loved one passes months after the motor vehicle accident or negligent action of another. In cases of medical malpractice resulting in death, you have two years from the date the negligent medical action should have reasonably been discovered. The language in the statute is vague about what is considered “reasonable” which is where 24/7 Injury Law can be helpful in supporting your case.
Our firm is dedicated to serving our clients. We’re exactly what your family needs to alleviate the stress that comes with resolving legal matters related to the death of a loved one. Call us today at 888-984-4878 to schedule a no cost, no obligation legal consultation.
We’ll Guide You Every Step of the Way
A wrongful death claim should consist of the following elements:
- Another’s negligence led to the death.
- The surviving family members experienced loss as a result.
- The surviving family members are entitled to file and benefit from a wrongful death claim.
A number of circumstances could lead surviving family members to pursue a wrongful death claim such as:
- car and truck accidents;
- motorcycle crashes;
- airplane crashes;
- pedestrian accidents;
- medical malpractice;
- nursing home abuse or neglect;
- police misconduct;
- property liability accidents & drowning;
- defective product accidents; and
- exposure to harmful conditions/substances.
Your West Palm Beach wrongful death attorney will handle your case from start to finish. If your legal action begins as a personal injury claim for one of these types of accidents and your loved one’s injury results in death, your lawyer can restructure your personal injury claim to a wrongful death lawsuit.
While similar, personal injury claims and wrongful death claims have different types of compensation. Your attorney will adjust your settlement estimates as necessary to help you obtain the maximum value of your case in light of the loss of your loved one.
We’ll Help You Recover Damages
Common expenses your family will face after the death of a loved one include medical or hospital bills and funeral and burial expenses. These damages may be recoverable in a lawsuit, but are hardly the only damages that may be recovered.
Damages that may be sought after in a wrongful death lawsuit include:
- funeral and burial expenses;
- medical bills;
- victim’s pain and suffering prior to death;
- loss of wages;
- mental anguish;
- loss of financial support;
- loss of companionship; and
- loss of parental guidance.
Your wrongful death case is dependent on several factors such as:
surviving spouses, dependents, and family members eligible to recover damages;
employment history of the deceased;
nature of the fatal accident;
details of the party liable for the death; and
household status of the deceased.
To discuss the details of your case with a qualified wrongful death lawyer, contact our office at 888-984-4878. At 24/7 Injury Law, you pay nothing for a legal consultation.
Insurance companies rarely consider the full impact the loss of a loved one has on a family, but 24/7 Injury Law does! We’ll fight for compensation that covers all of your losses. We’ll force the insurance company to acknowledge such losses as your deceased loved one’s work expectancy and earning potential so your family’s future is protected. So before you accept an out-of-court settlement – which may not cover all of your damages – consider working with a West Palm Beach wrongful death lawyer at 24/7 Injury Law who can help you decide whether or not it will be in your best interest to accept it.