Boynton Beach Wrongful Death Attorneys
Few things in life are harder than the sudden death of a loved one due to someone else’s intentional or negligent actions. Apart from the overwhelming feelings of sadness, shock, and grief, surviving families usually also face unexpected financial burdens because of the deceased’s lost income, medical expenses, and related losses.
Though no amount of money can ever bring back your loved one, the skilled and compassionate wrongful death attorneys of Demand the Limits can make sure that you are fairly compensated for the financial losses and pain and suffering from your loved one’s untimely demise.
What is a Wrongful Death Claim in Florida?
Wrongful death claims or lawsuits can be initiated by the administrator or personal representative of the decedent’s estate on behalf of the surviving families. The administrator could be a person or entity named in the will or appointed by a judge if the decedent died intestate or without a will. The specific types of damages and the amount that families can recover in a wrongful death claim will be based directly on the harm and losses the survivors suffered.
Wrongful death claims can arise from various situations, such as the following:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Airplane accident
- Boating or watercraft accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Deaths due to hazardous conditions on a property
- Deaths due to dangerous and defective products
- Violent crimes
What Damages Are Available in a Florida Wrongful Death Claim?
The damages that surviving families can recover in a Florida wrongful death claim normally include:
- Medical bills, including hospital, emergency, and therapy services
- Burial and funeral costs
- The losses sustained by the deceased person’s spouse, kids, etc.
- Compensation for the deceased person’s pain and suffering when they were conscious, during the time when they got injured, and before they died
- The surviving family’s pain and suffering
- Lost financial support, benefits, and gifts
- Lost services, guidance, and parental training
- Lost companionship and society
The amount and damages that you can recover are primarily dependent on your relationship with the deceased individual. For example, a spouse and/or children can receive compensation for the value of lost services and support before and after their loved one’s death. When figuring out these values, the court will consider the specific relationships of the survivors and the decedent’s probable future earnings had they lived.
Such calculations are complicated, and no one case is the same as another, so the only way to determine how much compensation you’re entitled to is by consulting with an experienced attorney.
Get in Touch with Our Boynton Beach Wrongful Death Attorneys
If another individual or entity caused your loved one’s untimely death, whether unintentionally or intentionally, they must be held responsible for their actions. Whether your loved one died due to an accident, medical malpractice, defective product, a violent act, or another incident, the Boynton Beach wrongful death attorneys of Demand the Limits can fight for justice on your behalf.
We have represented many families and have secured proper compensation for their losses in a wrongful death claim. Call 561-853-2137 or contact us online to arrange your free case review today.