The city of Coconut Creek, in Broward County, is home to over 53,000 residents and nearly 1,500 businesses, all within a 12 square mile area. This well-planned community, proudly self-named the Butterfly Capital of the World (for its famed butterfly aviary), is a pleasant, environmentally-conscious city with many parks and waterways as well as a thriving business sector. In fact, Coconut Creek was recently named the 48th best small town to live in – out of the entire nation – by Money Magazine.


Despite the idyllic image of Coconut Creek, the community is not immune to greed, carelessness, or unlawful acts – by individuals or companies – that may be the cause of a wrongful death. Whether due to negligence or intentional wrongdoing, the sudden loss of a loved one due to someone else’s actions can be devastating to surviving family members, both emotionally and financially. Florida’s wrongful death statute has been passed as one way to provide justice and financial compensation to the families of victims who have died as the result of the wrongful acts of another.


Wrongful death claims may arise from fatalities caused by auto accidents, incorrect drug prescriptions, faulty medical products, medical malpractice, slip and fall accidents, elder care neglect, or even bar fights. In Florida, the surviving family members of someone killed in these (or a wide range of other) situations may file a wrongful death claim or lawsuit within two years of the death, seeking compensation for their loss.

With experienced, dedicated legal representation, victims’ families may collect damages to cover medical and funeral expenses for the deceased, loss of future earnings (if the deceased was a breadwinner for the family), and even loss of companionship and intimacy. Other damages may include mental shock and suffering, grief, loss of society and companionship, and loss of the deceased’s knowledge and judgment in managing financial affairs.


At Madalon Law, our knowledgeable and compassionate wrongful death attorneys can assist surviving family members in attaining justice for the deceased against the wrongdoer, whether an individual or an organization. Both the financial compensation and the closure achieved by winning such a claim can facilitate in the healing process so that those left behind can return to a functional life, and begin to navigate the radical changes brought on by the sudden loss of their loved one.

In many instances, wrongful death cases can be a daunting legal process, especially if dealing with big insurance companies or corporate attorneys whose goal is to minimize what the negligent party must pay. The Coconut Creek wrongful death attorneys at Madalon Law will vigorously pursue litigation in these cases, investigating the facts, determining fault, corresponding with the insurance companies responsible for the damages, engaging in settlement negotiations, and/or preparing the case for trial.

If you have lost a loved one in Coconut Creek due to another’s negligence or wrongdoing, contact the Broward accident attorneys of Madalon Law immediately for a free consultation and more info. We will examine the details of your case and will help you to pursue a settlement or legal action against those at fault.