If another party’s wrongdoing caused your loved one’s death in Delray Beach, your family can pursue compensation in a wrongful death case. Our Delray Beach wrongful death lawyers from Ged Lawyers regularly represent families in these cases. We fight for justice and hold those responsible for these tragic deaths accountable.
You can discuss your case with a wrongful death attorney from our team for free today. We provide free case assessments for those who lost loved ones in traffic accidents and other incidents caused by someone else’s negligence. Our lawyers are prepared to fight for justice on your behalf.
Damages You Could Recover by Filing a Delray Beach Wrongful Death Case
You can hold the at-fault party financially accountable for their negligence by filing a wrongful death case. These cases aim to recover fair compensation based on the expenses and losses your family experienced because of your loved one’s death.
Per Florida Statutes § 768.21, the decedent’s estate and individual family members can recover a range of damages based on the case facts, costs, and their relationship with the victim. This could include money for:
- Medical bills and related expenses from the accident
- Expenses for the decedent’s burial and funeral
- Lost income and benefits the decedent would have earned
- Lost parental guidance and affection
- Lost companionship and other intangible losses suffered by a surviving spouse
- Mental anguish
- Loss of support and services
When Ged Lawyers handle these cases, we help clients identify and document the family’s recoverable damages. Working with a law firm familiar with these cases and the applicable laws is a significant benefit. Handling this on your own is time-consuming and challenging. You can spend time with your family and leave your case to our team.
Our Attorneys Represent Delray Beach Families in Wrongful Death Cases
The Ged Lawyers team represents Delray Beach families who endured losing a loved one to someone else’s negligence. We know how to navigate the legal process to build a claim, show fault, and hold the liable party legally responsible.
Our recent case results show that our wrongful death lawyers fight for appropriate compensation based on the case facts, whether that requires negotiating a fair settlement, going to arbitration or mediation, or taking the case to trial. Our former clients also have great things to say about working with our team:
- “I want to thank Maria Colon and her amazing team for all their support, time, and help that they’ve done for me. Highly recommend them.” – Cathy
- “Very helpful and professional customer service. Superb experience. Highly recommend. Service from start to finish and some more.” – Eyad
We Do Not Charge Upfront When We Handle Wrongful Death Cases
When you trust our Delray Beach team with your case, there are no fees until we recover money for your family. We do not charge anything upfront. Ged Lawyers works on a contingency-fee basis, which means the payment your legal team receives comes as a percentage of your final settlement.
We also offer free consultations. Before you hire us, you can speak with a member of our team at no charge.
Who Can Pursue Wrongful Death Compensation in Delray Beach?
Only the victim’s representative can sue in Florida wrongful death cases. The executor of the will or party named by the court to handle probate can begin the lawsuit and serve as the face of the family throughout this process.
This means that unless the decedent’s spouse, parents, children, or other relatives are also named as the personal representative, they may not file the wrongful death lawsuit. Often, the decedent names the personal representative in their will. However, in the case of wrongful death, your loved one may not have finalized their will before they passed.
Our firm can determine who should act as the personal representative and file a lawsuit on behalf of surviving family members.
Building a Compelling Delray Beach Wrongful Death Case
When you work with our attorneys, we investigate what happened and determine the role each party played. We can only recover compensation in cases where we can show one party’s negligence caused another’s fatal injuries. This requires strong evidence and a compelling case.
Our lawyers know what to look for and how to document carelessness and recklessness when it causes an incident, injuries, and other damages. We will use the case we build to convince the insurance company to offer a fair settlement agreement, use it to support our demands in arbitration or mediation, or present it at trial and ask for a fair payout.
You Won’t Have Forever to File Your Delray Beach Wrongful Death Lawsuit
Our attorneys recommend reaching out for legal guidance right away after the accident. Sometimes, crucial evidence becomes inaccessible before we even know about a case. The sooner we can go to work, the better. Getting a head start on your case allows us to:
- Speak to witnesses before their memory of the accident fades
- Collect video evidence that may be recorded over the longer we wait
- Canvass the accident scene
We also assess the applicable deadlines in your case from the first day. Generally, we only have up to two years to file a wrongful death lawsuit in Delray Beach per Florida Statutes § 95.11. Exceptions to the statute of limitations could impact your filing deadline. You do not need to interpret the statute of limitations alone when you have Ged Lawyers on your side.
Discuss Your Delray Beach Wrongful Death Case With Our Team for Free Today
At Ged Lawyers, our team will assess your case and explain your next steps for free. We provide complimentary initial case assessments and answer any questions you have about filing a wrongful death case in Delray Beach.
Call us today to get started with your free consultation. We can take your call 24/7.