No matter the cause of a wrongful death, the impact on surviving loved ones can be devastating. The void that is felt by everyone who must continue on without the companionship, emotional and financial support of their loved one can be overwhelming.
Though a lawsuit may not be a priority after the loss of a loved one, a West Palm Beach wrongful death lawyer can help ease the financial burden that is often left behind. If your loved one’s death was caused by the negligent or intentional acts of another, you deserve justice.
Our trusted team of compassionate attorneys has a successful record of recovering compensation to help surviving loved ones recover from their losses. We proudly work on a contingency fee basis and do not get paid unless you recover a fair verdict or settlement.
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Who Can File A Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
Florida law allows immediate family members to seek compensation after the death of a loved one that was caused by a negligent or intentional act of another. Most wrongful death claims are initiated by or on behalf of the spouse, children, adopted children and other family members of the deceased.
However, in some unique situations, someone other than the deceased’s immediate family may be entitled to recover damages if they relied upon the deceased for support.
If you are unsure if you are entitled to file a suit, contact us today. Through a free, no obligation consultation, we will discuss your specific circumstances and determine if you have a case.
Time is limited for filing a wrongful death suit. If you do not act within this limited timeframe, you will lose the opportunity to pursue compensation. Contact Gordon & Doner today to get started on your case immediately.
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We know that no amount of compensation can bring back a lost loved one. However, recovering damages after such a loss can help ease the financial burden of funeral expenses, lost wages and more.
Although the level of financial compensation that can be awarded is unique in every case, some of the most common forms of recoverable damages include:
- Compensation for the lost income the deceased would have provided
- Medical bills, funeral expenses, burial charges and other expenses associated with a death
- Lost benefits such as insurance and retirement
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish suffered by surviving family members
- A loss of emotional support
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of care, protection and guidance a child or spouse would have received from the deceased
In cases in which gross negligence or reckless or intentional acts led to a wrongful death, punitive damages may be awarded. These damages are a form of punishment for the defendant and a way to discourage others from engaging in similar behavior.
Our West Palm Beach wrongful death lawyers know the hardships that result from the death of a loved one. We will fight tirelessly until we secure fair compensation that takes into account everything that was lost along with your loved one.
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Key Factors Required To Prove Negligence
Recovering damages for a wrongful death requires a skilled attorney with experience building a robust case that proves another’s negligence or deliberate actions caused the untimely death of a loved one.
Our team of accomplished West Palm Beach wrongful death lawyers have detailed knowledge of Florida's laws and can help you fight for your maximum compensation amount.
We will ensure that your case demonstrates the four key elements of negligence required for a successful wrongful death case:
- An individual had a duty of reasonable care to the deceased
- The individual breached that standard of care
- Their wrongful actions were a direct cause of death
- Damages resulted from that action
No matter what caused the death of your loved one, we provide personalized attention to every case and ensure that no stone is left unturned when gathering evidence in your case. Some of the most common causes of a wrongful death can include:
Our West Palm Beach wrongful death lawyers are dedicated to upholding the rights of the injured, including those who have lost a loved one to wrongful death. We will fight to ensure that a fair and just verdict or settlement is attained for your case.
For a free consultation, call 1 (855) 722-2552 today.
Speak With a Wrongful Death Lawyer Today
At the law offices of Gordon & Doner, our attorneys have represented many families who have suffered the devastating loss caused by an unexpected death. If you have lost a loved one due to another's misconduct or carelessness, we can help you get the maximum level of compensation you deserve.
Our West Palm Beach wrongful death attorneys treat every case with compassion and respect and work diligently to ensure that you do not have to suffer from the financial stresses of losing a loved one. Schedule your free consultation today. We work on a contingency fee basis and do not get paid unless you win.