Coping with the unexpected loss of a loved one can be one of the most trying times of your life. When a family member’s death is caused by the negligence or wrongdoing of another party, this can add immeasurably to the anguish a family experiences. During these times of sorrow and loss, complex lawsuits and financial considerations may be the furthest thing from your mind, but it is critical that you take action to ensure that those responsible for your loss are brought to justice. Florida law provides a statute of limitations of only two years for this type of lawsuit, so a Palm Beach wrongful death claim must be filed within that time period – or you risk losing your right to financial compensation.
Preparing and arguing a wrongful death case requires extensive knowledge of Florida law and access to a broad range of legal resources. We at Madalon Law want to assure you that you are not alone in this fight. Our Palm Beach Wrongful Death attorneys are here to fully explain your rights and walk you through the legal process so that you can receive the financial compensation you need to help your family recover from this tragedy.
What Constitutes a Wrongful Death?Wrongful Death is defined by Florida’s Wrongful Death Act, which states that surviving family members may file a lawsuit against the responsible party (individual or business) when a death is caused by any “wrongful act, negligence, default, or breach of contract or warranty.” This would include intentional acts (assault), negligent acts (breaching a duty of care), or breach of contract and warranty (defective products).
How Are Survivors Compensated For a Wrongful Death?While it is clear that no amount of money will diminish the grief caused by the sudden loss of a loved one, under Florida law the family of the deceased is entitled to receive compensation for losses incurred by a wrongful death. Damages for which the responsible party may be held liable include:
- Loss of family support
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of benefits
- Ambulance and medical expenses
- Funeral expenses
The aim of Florida’s Wrongful Death Act is to ensure that families who suffer the loss of a loved one due to another’s wrongdoing or negligent acts can at least feel financially secure in their future – and gain some closure by seeing that the responsible parties are brought to justice.
Speak to a Lawyer TodayMadalon Law has an exceptional team of experienced wrongful death attorneys, and we offer a free consultation to discuss your Palm Beach accident case. For your convenience, one of our lawyers can meet with you at our office, at your home, or even at the hospital.
Schedule a consultation today for a free evaluation of your case. Madalon Law handles all wrongful death claims on a contingency fee basis. There are no upfront fees to begin your case, and if we are unable to recover compensation on your behalf, you will not owe us for our costs or fees. You pay us nothing until you receive your settlement.