If a loved one’s death resulted from someone else’s negligence, you’re entitled to compensation for your losses. At Elstein Legal, a Florida wrongful death lawyer is ready to help you pursue it.
Florida Wrongful Death Accidents
A loved one’s death doesn’t just cause grief. The consequences of a loved one passing can affect you for the rest of your life. For instance, maybe you relied on a spouse for financial support. Their death will permanently deprive you of that support. Or, your quality of life has substantially diminished because you’ve lost companionship.
Essential Information Regarding Florida Wrongful Death Cases
Florida’s wrongful death laws allow the estates of those who die as a result of negligence to pursue compensation accordingly. Examples of Florida wrongful death cases may include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Someone dying in a car accident.
- Death as a result of medical malpractice.
- Someone dying in a preventable slip and fall accident.
- Fatal dog attacks.
- Death resulting from a product defect.
If you have a valid wrongful death case, you may be entitled to compensation for a range of losses, including:
The cost of medical treatment, if a loved one received care before their death.
Funeral costs and related expenses.
Lost income the deceased provided. You can calculate how much income they would have likely earned over their lifetime had they not died, and include this sum in the amount of compensation you seek.
Emotional losses, such as lost companionship.
However, when seeking compensation, you have to prove that your loved one’s death was genuinely caused by someone else’s negligence. This may require conducting an investigation. This is one of the main ways a personal injury law firm in Florida helps.
Why Hire a Wrongful Death Attorney
A Florida wrongful death attorney doesn’t just investigate to prove someone was negligent. Their investigation can help determine exactly who was negligent. For instance, even if a loved one died in a car accident, the other driver who allegedly “caused” the accident may not be responsible for compensating you if the accident only occurred because of a vehicle defect. In these circumstances, the manufacturer of the vehicle may be the negligent party.
Most importantly, by working with a wrongful death law firm in Florida, you’ll know there are professionals on your side who have the expertise to not only determine precisely how much compensation you’re entitled to, but to aggressively pursue it. While no one can bring your loved one back, a lawyer can at least help you ensure justice is served.
Why Choose Elstein Legal?
When you need a wrongful death or personal injury lawyer in Florida, you need to know you’re hiring someone who has the necessary experience. That’s not something you need to worry about when you choose Elstein Legal. Prior to starting his firm, attorney Brian L. Elstein spent years at another major Florida firm, where he vigorously defended personal injury claims. He’s ready to offer the compassionate but aggressive representation you deserve. To learn more, schedule your free consultation today.