After losing a loved one, you may struggle to move forward, especially when you know that someone else’s actions took their life. If you believe your family member’s death was preventable and you want to seek justice, you are not alone. Ged Lawyers offers compassionate support to families who want to take legal action.
A Deerfield Beach wrongful death lawyer at our firm can help you put together a strong case so you can hold the negligent party accountable for their actions, honor your loved one, and get the money you need to support your family during this difficult time. We start by having a free consultation where we talk about your case and explain your rights in Florida.
What Is a Wrongful Death, and Why Should You File a Wrongful Death Claim?
Wrongful death in Florida is a death that is the result of negligence, wrongful acts, default, or breach of contract or warranty.
Many of the cases we see involve deaths that were entirely preventable: someone hit by a drunk driver who chose to get behind the wheel, a fatal fall when negligent businesses failed to clean up a spill, unsuspecting consumers using dangerous products that should never have made it to the market.
Because of their action or inaction, others paid the ultimate price. It’s important to hold this provider and/or their employer accountable to get justice and help prevent similar situations in the future. Our personal injury lawyers can gather various forms of evidence to help us identify the negligent party and seek damages from them accordingly.
Damages You Can Include in a Wrongful Death Case in Deerfield Beach, FL
Under Florida Statutes § 768.21, surviving families members of the decedent can recover the value of the following in a wrongful death lawsuit:
- Loss of support
- Loss of services
- Loss of companionship (spouse)
- Loss of protection
- Loss of parental companion, guidance, and instruction
- Mental pain and suffering
- Medical expenses
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of earnings of the decedent
Our wrongful death attorneys serving Deerfield Beach, FL, will carefully evaluate your losses to ensure that you can recover all you are entitled to under the law.
Cost of a Deerfield Beach Wrongful Death Attorney on Our Team
Our law firm is dedicated to serving injury victims and families in the most seamless and equitable way we can. We believe that justice shouldn’t only be accessible to those who can afford quality legal representation.
When you work with our Deerfield Beach wrongful death attorneys, you won’t pay any money up front or out of pocket. We only charge if we recover compensation in your wrongful death case. Our fee is a predetermined percentage of the recovered damages. We are happy to discuss our pricing with you during your complimentary consultation.
Who Is Allowed to File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Florida?
According to Florida Statutes § 768.20, in Florida, the decedent’s personal representative must bring the wrongful death lawsuit against the at-fault party. The personal representative is the person designated to handle the decedent’s final affairs and oversee their estate. Sometimes, the decedent names a personal representative in their will.
If there is no will, the will does not state the personal representative, or there is suspected fraud, the court will appoint someone to the position. The personal representative can be a:
- Adult child
Beneficiaries of a Wrongful Death Suit
While the personal representative must file the action in court, the damages obtained through the lawsuit go to the decedent’s legal beneficiaries. The state recognizes:
- Any blood relatives or adoptive siblings partly or wholly dependent on the decedent for financial support
Our Deerfield Beach Wrongful Death Attorneys File Your Lawsuit Before Time Runs Out
Under Florida Statute § 95.11 (4)(d), you typically have two years to file a wrongful death lawsuit. That time can run out quickly as you and your attorney work on building your case; therefore, it’s imperative that you contact our legal office as soon as possible.
If you let the statute of limitations for your case expire, you may lose the right to hold the other party responsible and recover compensation. Our wrongful death lawyers work as quickly as they can to file your case and get your family the money you need and deserve.
Wrongful Death Claims Our Deerfield Beach Injury Lawyers Handle
Our attorneys have worked for big insurance companies and understand the way they approve claims and strategize to keep more money in their pockets.
We know how they view different types of accidents and possess industry information that allows us to accurately value your losses and demand the amount of money you are entitled to seek. You can count on Ged Lawyers to recover compensation for you in a variety of wrongful death claims, such as:
- Car accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Boating accidents
- Slip and falls
- General premises liability cases
- Product liability cases
- Medical malpractice cases
Millions Recovered in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Cases
Our wrongful death attorneys serving Deerfield Beach, FL, are part of a team that has recovered millions for injury victims and their families across Florida and Massachusetts. Our successes in wrongful death cases include:
- $2 million settlement to the family of a victim killed in a crash while riding a scooter
- $1.4 million awarded to a family of a child who died at church
- $1.06 million arbitration award in a wrongful death bus accident case
Our attorneys are determined to get you the maximum compensation you deserve.
Work With a Deerfield Beach Wrongful Death Lawyer at Ged Lawyers
At Ged Lawyers, we’re passionate advocates for the injured and grieving families. Let a Deerfield Beach wrongful death lawyer fight for you. Call today for a free consultation.