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Kelley/Uustal: Advocating for Your Family’s Rights

Have you lost a loved one due to another party's negligence or misconduct in Florida? Our firm is ready to stand up for you. At Kelley/Uustal, our Fort Lauderdale wrongful death attorneys have more than 325 years of collective legal experience, hundreds of jury trials under our belts, and a reputation for caring, compassionate, and effective advocacy.

We understand what you are going through and extend our deepest sympathies. No one should have to suffer the consequences of someone else’s mistakes. We are prepared to seek justice on behalf of your loved one by working to secure the compensation you deserve. If you are ready to take action, please contact Kelley/Uustal for a free consultation.

Why Should You Turn to Kelley/Uustal for Help?

  • You don’t pay unless we recover compensation for you
  • Our firm has recovered more than $250 million for our clients
  • Our attorneys have hundreds of jury trials under their belts
  • We have over three centuries of collective legal experience
  • We will start your case with a FREE initial consultation

Seeking Justice for the Death of a Loved One

In Florida, wrongful death claims[1] are designed to hold liable parties accountable for any carelessness or wrongdoing that resulted in the death of another individual. Close relatives bring these cases, and the "standard of proof" is a preponderance of the evidence – meaning that the body of evidence must point to the blame being more likely than otherwise.

At Kelley/Uustal, we handle wrongful death claims involving:

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Florida?

In Florida, wrongful death lawsuits must be filed by the personal representative of the decedent’s estate. If a personal representative was not named in the victim’s will or estate plan, one will be appointed by the court. This party will be responsible for representing the interests of estate beneficiaries and surviving family members, who may include:

  • The spouse of the decedent
  • The child(ren) of the decedent
  • The parents of the decedent
  • Dependent blood relatives

Types of Damages in a Wrongful Death Case

When a loved one passes away unexpectedly, it can cause a great deal of pain and suffering for the family left behind. It can also result in financial strain for family members who relied on the victim for support. It is for this reason that the civil justice system allows surviving family members to seek fair compensation after the untimely death of a loved one.

In a wrongful death case, surviving family can seek damages[2] for:

  • The financial value of the decedent’s services
  • Loss of companionship, guidance, and protection
  • End-of-life medical care and funeral expenses
  • The family’s emotional pain and suffering

Request Your Free Case Evaluation: (954) 522-6601

Contact Kelley/Uustal today to arrange a free case consultation with our Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorneys. With a reputation for committed advocacy, we are prepared to stand up for you at this crucial time. We understand what you are going through and how to strategically protect your rights. With a name synonymous with ethical representation, you can expect Kelley/Uustal to preserve your interests while also fighting for your rights.

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