The untimely demise of a loved one can devastate anyone all on its own. If this loss of life resulted from someone’s reckless or intentional behavior, even more heartbreak follows.
Ben Crump Law, PLLC has helped many families recover compensation and justice for wrongful death cases. You have a legal right to pursue compensation and justice when someone caused your loved one’s passing, and an attorney for wrongful death can help you through this process. Call 800-593-3443 for a free case evaluation.
Proving the Elements of Wrongful Death
Wrongful death refers to a situation in which a person passes away because of another party’s error, neglect, malicious intent, or omission. A Hialeah wrongful death lawyer with Ben Crump Law, PLLC can examine the circumstances of your loved one’s demise to determine the other party’s liability.
Causes of death that may qualify for a wrongful death case include:
- Car accidents.
- Truck accidents.
- Motorcycle accidents.
- Bicycle accidents.
- Pedestrian accidents.
- Medical malpractice.
- Defective products or manufacturing processes.
- Violent acts.
- Slip-and-fall accidents.
- Drowning and swimming pool accidents.
- Workplace, construction, or industrial accidents.
- Negligent security.
- Exposure to toxins or foodborne illness.
- Dog bites and animal attacks.
- And more.
You may qualify for compensation in a wrongful death suit if our attorneys prove the responsible party owed your loved one a duty of care.
For a free legal consultation with a wrongful death lawyer serving Hialeah, call 800-593-3443
Pursuing Awards on Your Behalf in a Wrongful Death Case
You should not have to deal with insurance adjusters or lawyers who represent the liable party while mourning your loved one. We understand that this is a time of intense grief and emotion for you and your family. A Hialeah wrongful death lawyer can take care of the many details involved in seeking compensation so that you may spend time with your loved ones.
Steps taken for a wrongful death action may include:
- Reviewing police, accident, or incident reports.
- Obtaining drug or alcohol test results, prior incidents, or violations by the other party.
- Securing statements from witnesses.
- Demonstrating how the other party caused your loved one’s injury, accident, or illness that led to his or her untimely passing.
- Gathering your bills, insurance policy information, medical records, and other proof of your injuries and losses.
We have recovered compensation for many clients, and while past results do not guarantee future outcomes, Ben Crump Law, PLLC can use our resources and legal knowledge to get you the compensation and justice your family deserves.
To learn more, please call 800-593-3443 for a free case evaluation.
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Seeking Compensation from All Liable Parties in Your Civil Suit
Wrongful death cases often present legal complexities because they may involve several parties who each played a role in your loved one’s passing. Our wrongful death law firm has the in-depth knowledge necessary to navigate Florida’s challenging legal statutes in attempts to secure an award for you.
Compensation from responsible parties in your wrongful death claim may come from:
- Automobile insurance.
- Property insurance.
- Personal injury protection (PIP).
- Personal finances.
- Governments or municipalities.
An attorney for wrongful death can assess your emotional, physical, and financial trauma to seek appropriate compensation.
Qualifications for Compensation in a Wrongful Death Claim
Under Florida law §768.16, the Wrongful Death Act, certain individuals may file a wrongful death claim as survivors of the decedent. In general, the following may pursue compensation:
- The spouse.
- The children.
- The parents.
- Adoptive sisters and brothers.
- And possibly others.
Although nothing can replace the tragic loss your family has suffered, recovering compensation may ease the financial burden on your family, particularly if your loved one was a primary provider.
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Awards Included in Wrongful Death Settlements
A wrongful death case involves both economic and non-economic losses. An attorney with our wrongful death law firm may seek compensatory awards such as:
- Medical bills for your loved one.
- Lifecare costs for your loved one prior to passing.
- Your loved one’s pain and suffering before passing.
- Funeral and burial costs.
- Lost lifetime income, salary, benefits, and other annuities had your loved one lived according to their expected lifetime.
- Loss of companionship, consortium, protection, guidance, maintenance, support, and counsel.
- Your pain and suffering.
- Your mental anguish.
Each case differs, and you may have additional losses to those listed here.
The Deadline to File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit
Florida law §95.11 provides you two years from the date of your loved one’s passing to file a wrongful death lawsuit, which means that a judge may dismiss any legal action you pursue after this statute of limitations passes.
Statute of Limitations Exceptions in Wrongful Death Cases
In 2010, the Florida legislature passed the Jeffrey Klee Memorial Act. This law allows survivors to take legal action without time limits if their loved one died from murder or manslaughter. You may seek compensation regardless of any past, ongoing, or future related criminal proceedings.
Call a Wrongful Death Attorney Serving Hialeah For Help Today
You do not have to pay any fees up front in order to hire Ben Crump Law, PLLC for your civil case. Our lawyers help you recover compensation on a contingency basis only. You will not have to pay surprise out-of-pocket fees, and we obtain our legal fees as a percentage portion of financial awards you receive if your case succeeds.
No one lives above the law, and everyone deserves legal protection under it. We want to help you and your family seek compensation and justice on behalf of your loved one’s memory.
If you lost a loved one under suspicious or negligent circumstances, please call 800-593-3443 for a free case evaluation. A member of Ben Crump Law, PLLC can help you proceed with your wrongful death claim.