West Palm Beach Wrongful Death Lawyer
When companies or individuals commit acts of negligence, others can be harmed. In the most serious of cases, negligence can lead to fatal injuries, and the wrongful death of those who would have continued living otherwise.
If you live in West Palm Beach or surrounding areas and have lost a family member as a result of the negligence of another, you may have a wrongful death action. By filing a wrongful death action, you may be able to recover the compensation that your family needs to pay for funeral and burial expenses, lost wages, medical expenses, and more. At the Wexler Law Firm, a compassionate and dedicated West Palm Beach wrongful death lawyer is here to help you in your time of need.
Types of Wrongful Death Lawsuits in Florida
No two wrongful death lawsuits are alike, but many of them share similar elements. At the Wexler Law Firm, we have experience representing the surviving loved ones of victims who have been wrongfully lost in a variety of tragic accident types. These include, but are not limited to:
- Boating accidents;
- Car accidents;
- Large truck and commercial vehicle accidents;
- Premises liability accidents;
- Defective product accidents;
- Defective pharmaceutical incidents; and
- Pedestrian, bicycle, and motorcycle accidents.
If you have lost a loved one in an accident type other than the ones listed above, please do not hesitate to call our law offices. We are highly knowledgeable in all areas of personal injury and wrongful death law.
How to Bring Forth a Wrongful Death Action in Florida
A wrongful death action is permitted when the negligence or wrongful act of another (the defendant) leads to the death of another. However, only the personal representative of the deceased is allowed to bring forth a wrongful death action in Florida, although the suit may be brought for the purpose of recovering damages for multiple beneficiaries, including the deceased’s parents, spouse, children, or any other relative who was financially dependent on the decedent.
The damages that are recoverable in a wrongful death action are slightly different than are those that are recoverable in a traditional personal injury action. Found in Florida 2016 Statutes Section 768.21, damages recoverable in a wrongful death action include:
- Value of loss of support and services of the deceased;
- Value of loss of the deceased’s companionship and protection;
- Mental pain and suffering;
- Value of loss of parental companionship, instruction, and guidance;
- Medical and funeral expenses related the decedent’s injury; and
- Value of loss of earnings of the deceased.
Experienced West Palm Beach Wrongful Death Lawyer Here for You
At the offices of the Wexler Law Firm, we know how terrible losing a loved one is. While we know that nothing will ever be able to compensate you for your loss, we hope that a wrongful death lawsuit can provide you with some of the financial relief you need to support yourself and your family moving forward.
When you need a experienced West Palm Beach wrongful death lawyer, call the Wexler Law Firm. We will get to work immediately building your case and advocating for you. To schedule your free, no-obligation consultation with our lawyer at a time that is convenient for you, contact us online or by phone today.