If someone you love lost their life because another party behaved negligently, carelessly, or maliciously, you may be eligible to recover compensation on your loved one’s behalf. The monetary award you receive might cover items such as your loved one’s funeral and burial expenses, medical bills accrued before they passed away, lost future earnings, and your loss of guidance and companionship. At Ben Crump Law, PLLC, we fight for the rights of those who lost loved ones in Pompano Beach.
Ben Crump Law, PLLC never shies away from the tough cases. On the contrary, we relish them, taking pride in helping our clients receive fair compensation after other attorneys turned them away. No matter how your loved one’s death occurred or what another lawyer told you, we want to hear from you and determine how we can help. There is never a fee until we win compensation for you.
To receive a free consultation with a member of the team at Ben Crump Law, PLLC, call us today at 800-593-3443.
Wrongful Death Cases in Pompano Beach, Florida
While any death of a family member or close friend is devastating and difficult to process, it adds to the grief when our loved one dies because of someone else’s wrongful actions. Often, all we can think about is how our loved one would likely have lived a long, full life if only the other person was careful.
Although money cannot bring your loved one back, it can relieve you of the financial stress that often compounds a wrongful death situation. A Pompano Beach wrongful death lawyer can help you recover a monetary award that compensates you for both your economic and noneconomic damages as laid out in the Florida Statute 768.21.
The Ben Crump Law, PLLC team helps Pompano Beach clients recover compensation for a long list of wrongful death situations. We can help you fight for the money you deserve if your loved one passed away from any of the following or more:
- Car accident
- Truck accident
- Motorcycle accident
- Bicycle or pedestrian accident
- Slip and fall
- Defective or damaged product
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home abuse or neglect
- Intentional violence
Even if your loved one’s cause of death does not appear on the above list, Ben Crump Law, PLLC wants to hear from you and determine how we can help. We will investigate the death of your loved one, gather evidence against the responsible party or parties, and put forward a thorough, compelling case for damages.
For a free legal consultation with a wrongful death lawyer serving Pompano Beach, call 800-593-3443
The Elements of a Successful Wrongful Death Claim
Once you decide to work with us, the Ben Crump Law, PLLC team will get right to work on your wrongful death claim. A Pompano Beach wrongful death lawyer will identify the liable defendant(s), obtain evidence, and build a case that seeks to prove the following four conditions, all of them necessary to prove wrongful death liability.
Duty of Care
We first must demonstrate that the responsible party or parties owed your loved one a duty of care. This duty might be implied or explicit. In the event of a medical malpractice death, for instance, the standard of care required of the doctor to their patient is explicit—it is part of the oath all physicians take when they receive their medical license. In other situations, such as traffic accidents, the duty is implied. All drivers who get behind the wheel must take active steps to drive defensively and uphold the safety of those around them.
Failure to Uphold Duty
We next must show that the responsible party or parties did not uphold their aforementioned duty of care to your loved one. To demonstrate this failure, we can show how they behaved negligently or wrongfully. For instance, a doctor prescribed the wrong medication or failed to diagnose a serious illness as quickly as they should have; or a driver caused an accident by playing with their phone instead of paying attention to the road.
Death Caused by Failure to Uphold Duty
Next, we must show that the other party’s failure of duty, which we have now established, either directly or indirectly led to your loved one’s death. The cause-and-effect relationship must be clear and compelling. We will gather a host of evidence to make this connection indisputable, such as medical records, eyewitness statements, photos and videos, police reports, and more.
Finally, a Pompano Beach wrongful death lawyer must show how you incurred damages, both economic and noneconomic, as a result of your loved one’s death. These damages may include the following:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of your loved one’s future income
- Loss of love, guidance, and companionship
- Medical expenses (incurred before your loved one passed)
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
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Be Aware of the Statute of Limitations
Florida Statute 95.11 states that there is a two-year statute of limitations on wrongful death lawsuits. Letting this statute expire can make it impossible to recover compensation no matter how strong of a case you have. If we need to, Ben Crump Law, PLLC can file a lawsuit to keep your case active.
Call 800-593-3443 Today for a Free Wrongful Death Case Evaluation in Pompano Beach
The Ben Crump Law, PLLC team is eager to get to work on your Pompano Beach wrongful death case today. We never charge a fee until we recover money for you. For a free, no-obligation case evaluation, call us today at 800-593-3443.