The loss of a close friend or family member can upend your life. However, discovering their death was caused by someone else’s negligence could interrupt your period of grief and turn your mourning into rage.
Fortunately, you can take steps to demand justice and hold the at-fault party accountable. However, you may be confused about how to start your case and unsure where to turn for help. Having a Boca Raton wrongful death lawyer from GED Lawyers on your side could make all the difference.
Why Choose GED Lawyers for Your Personal Representatives?
When you’ve suffered the effects of significant loss, the everyday aspects of your life can become difficult to manage. In times like these, you deserve a team of people who are there for you. When you need us, we make ourselves available, whether that’s in the evenings or over the weekend. If you are unable to travel, we will meet you where it’s convenient.
Our commitment to exceptional service also means making ourselves accessible to members of our diverse Florida community. Our team of professionals is available to assist in Spanish, Arabic, Creole, Greek, Portuguese, Russian, and Turkish.
We’ve represented people from every walk of life, so we have experience advocating for the unique needs of our clients. We strive to provide individualized care and attention to everyone who walks through our doors or picks up the phone. You have our promise that we’ll do the same for you.
Demanding Justice After a Wrongful Death
Wrongful death claims are an opportunity for surviving family members to take legal action with help from a personal injury attorney. This is unlike any criminal charges the responsible party may face for their involvement in your family member’s death.
Instead, you are taking civil action against them and seeking compensation for the loss of your loved one’s life and your family’s damages.
Compensatory Damages Paid to the Decedent’s Estate
Certain damages may be recovered and paid to the decedent’s estate. For instance, the costs of the decedent’s burial costs and funeral expenses should go to the decedent’s estate instead of the family so these costs can be covered.
The decedent’s medical expenses will also be covered and paid to the decedent’s estate. Additionally, any physical pain and suffering or emotional distress the decedent experienced before their passing could be sought after as part of your Boca Raton wrongful death claim.
Compensatory Damages Recovered for the Decedent’s Surviving Family
Other damages are paid out to the decedent’s surviving family members. This might include compensation for the surviving family members’ loss of income and financial support, protection, guidance, and love. Surviving family members may also be entitled to compensation for non-economic damages such as the emotional trauma and distress they experienced due to the loss of their loved one.
Your Boca Raton wrongful death lawyer will identify the types of damages you are eligible to claim, calculate them accurately, and request fair compensation.
The Costs of Hiring a Wrongful Death Attorney in Boca Raton
Don’t let the fear of what a lawyer costs prevent you from reaching out for help. GED Lawyers proudly works with individuals pursuing wrongful death cases on a contingency basis.
Here, you will not be asked to pay anything in attorney fees unless we win your case. Also, you never pay out of pocket. A percentage of your wrongful death settlement or court award will cover attorney costs. However, if we can’t get justice in your case, you will owe us nothing. So, there are no financial risks with this arrangement.
Wrongful Death Statute of Limitations
It is important to move quickly as you pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. You will only have two years from the date of the decedent’s death to get your lawsuit filed, per Fla. Stat. § 95.11.
If your case is not filed before the time limit, you can expect the court system to deny you the chance to have your case heard in Boca Raton civil court. Thankfully, once you have a wrongful death attorney working for you, you do not need to worry about something like a missed deadline impacting your family’s opportunity for justice.
GED Lawyers Client Reviews
Our team of personal injury lawyers fights tirelessly to put our clients’ needs above all else. Check out some of our most recent client reviews to find out what our former clients think of the legal services they received:
“They handled my case very elegantly and professionally. I would gladly hire them again if again needed. Now my case is happily closed. Very impressed.”– Robin
“I have been working with GED Lawyers for 10 years and they have never disappointed me. They are professional, organized, friendly and appreciative of my business. I highly recommend their services. You will be glad that you did.”– Bruce
“What an amazing group of people! They treat everyone with respect and kindness. It truly is like a family at GED Lawyers. They are passionate about what they do and they get results!”– Richard
“GED Lawyers have made it very easy for us to work with them. We have a main contact who we can always speak to when we have questions. They do all the work behind the scenes which allows my staff to stay focused on their daily tasks.”– Robbin
How Wrongful Deaths Happen
Fatal accidents can happen in many different situations. The negligent party’s intent does not necessarily impact your family’s right to justice.
After all, if it wasn’t for the defendant’s wrongful actions, your family member could be alive today. Certain events commonly cause wrongful deaths. Examples of these events include:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bus accidents
- Commercial truck accidents
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Workplace accidents
- Construction accidents
- Factory accidents
- Accidents involving heavy machinery
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Boating accidents
- Incidents involving defective products
- Medical malpractice
These are only a few examples of incidents that may result in wrongful death. If your family member or a loved one was fatally injured in another type of accident, you should still reach out to our team to learn more about how you can pursue financial compensation after the loss of a loved one.
Our Wrongful Death Attorney Serving Palm Beach County Can Help
The emotional trauma and distress you and your family are experiencing can be challenging to cope with. However, when you take steps to demand justice, your family may feel empowered and have your greatest opportunity to rebuild your lives despite your devastating loss. Get help bringing the liable party to justice through a wrongful death action. Your lawyer will handle your case from start to finish and fight to secure a fair settlement or jury award.
Reach out to GED Lawyers for a free initial case evaluation now. Fill out our quick contact form or call our office to get started. A member of our legal team is available to inform you of your family’s rights and options and get your case moving in the right direction.