Wrongful Death in Florida

Pursuing Compensation for a Wrongful Death Claim

A wrongful death can occur in a wide range of incidents, including car accidents, construction site accidents, medical malpractice, defective products and much more. While all personal injuries can be very traumatic and leave a long-lasting impact on victims and their loved ones, the most destructive consequences of personal injury arise in the event of a wrongful death. No one can ever fully prepare for the sudden loss of a loved one, and the tragic experience leaves many feeling overwhelmed in the aftermath. Families often experience increased financial hardship and stress in this time, especially if the victim provided financial support to the family. Financial compensation is a right for the victim's loved ones in the event of a wrongful death, and those than can pursue a claim include:

  • The victim's spouse
  • The victim's children
  • Dependent stepchildren
  • Dependent parents

In other cases, any minor that was dependent on the victim, and who shared a household for at least six months before the fatality occurred, may also pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. The process of arriving at an appropriate amount for damages can be complicated, however, taking into account key factors relating to the deceased's earning capacity and life expectancy. There is the requirement to establish negligence, which can be a simple or complex issue. This can be proven by determining that the defendant had a duty to the deceased (such as to exercise reasonable care for their safety), and that the victims' fatality was a result of the defendant's breach of that duty. Because of this, it is imperative that you enlist the help of a qualified attorney that can advise you throughout the entire legal process.

Representation for a Wrongful Death Case

At Seltzer Law, PA, we represent families in need of prompt, just and fair compensation for the wrongful death of a loved one, caused by the negligence of another. We take great pride in our dedicated representation of those who have lost loved ones, and we litigate passionately in court to ensure that the negligent parties are held accountable for their actions. Our Miami personal injury attorneys and accomplished legal staff will fight aggressively to ensure that the family of the deceased receives full maximum compensation in accordance with the law.

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