A wrongful death claim is a civil lawsuit in search of compensation for the losses a family suffers after the unexpected death of a loved one. If the family believes someone else negligently or recklessly caused the death, it can bring a claim against the alleged perpetrator. A wrongful death lawsuit could result in financial recovery for the family’s economic and non-economic damages. Find out if you have a wrongful death claim during a free consultation with an experienced Florida wrongful death lawyer at Kelley | Uustal.
Why Choose Our Florida Wrongful Death Attorneys?
- We are careful about the lawyers we hire. We make sure we have the best trial attorneys in South Florida.
- We have gone to court many times. Our lawyers are not afraid of going up against major corporations during wrongful death claims.
- We take cases on a contingency basis. Our clients do not pay if we do not win their cases. You will pay $0 up front.
How an Attorney Can Help
An attorney can help during your wrongful death claim by identifying the defendant, filing complicated legal paperwork before Florida’s statute of limitations passes, and arguing for top compensation for a preventable fatality. Florida wrongful death lawyers at Kelley | Uustal have secured million-dollar settlements and verdicts for fatal accident victims and their families. We may be able to help your family recover as well. Our lawyers can use proven legal tactics to force a defendant to take responsibility for its actions.
Damages Available for Wrongful Death
The damages available in a wrongful death claim differ
slightly from a typical personal injury lawsuit. In Florida, a deceased
person’s estate can file a wrongful death claim seeking compensation for the
estate. This compensation may cover lost benefits, wages, and other earnings;
lost potential earnings for the estate; and medical and funeral expenses the
estate paid directly. Surviving family members could also receive compensation
for their losses: burial expenses, value of lost support, mental anguish, and
Common Types of Wrongful Death Claims
At Kelley | Uustal, we have handled a number of wrongful death claims across many different practice areas. Our lawyers know how to represent clients through all kinds of wrongful death claims, regardless of the details of the accident. Unintentional injuries are a leading cause of death in America. Speak to an attorney if your loved one lost his or her life in any of the following accident types.
- Auto accident
- Workplace accident
- Medical malpractice
- Premises liability accident
- Defective product incident
- Criminal attack
A wrongful death claim might involve the laws of premises liability, product liability, negligence, or intentional torts. A lawyer from Kelley | Uustal can analyze your case and help you identify the proximate cause of your loved one’s death. Then, we can help you navigate the related laws in the pursuit of fair compensation.
Contact Us Today
In Florida, you have two years of the date of death to file a wrongful death lawsuit. If you miss your statute of limitations, you will typically lose the right to any compensation. Do not wait. Contact Kelley | Uustal today to request a free legal consultation. We will listen to your story, let you know if we think you have a claim, and help you take the first steps toward a settlement or jury verdict. Call our Florida wrongful death attorneys at (954) 522-6601.