Dealing with the loss of a loved one can be one of the most trying events in a person’s life, especially if the death was caused by another person's negligence. The family of the deceased will likely have many wrongful death questions.
For help with some of the most difficult questions you may have concerning a loved one’s death, our West Palm Beach wrongful death attorneys compiled this FAQ. If you still have remaining questions, please call 1 (855) 722-2552 or complete a Free Case Evaluation form.
The cause of the death could determine who will be held liable. In the cases of a car accident, the driver may be held responsible if they are found to be negligent. If the driver was intoxicated at the time of the crash, the driver will most likely be held responsible, however, it is also possible that the establishment could also be responsible if they over-served alcohol after noting how intoxicated the driver already was, leading to the crash.
The immediate family members of the deceased are entitled to file a wrongful death lawsuit. This can include a spouse, children, stepchildren and adopted children. If a child died, the parents may be able to file suit.
According to Florida statutes of limitations, a wrongful death claim must be filed within two years of the date that the individual died. Do not hesitate to contact our wrongful death lawyers to find out if you have a case. Call 1 (855) 722-2552 to schedule a free, no obligation review of your claim.
If you suspect that your loved one died as a result of someone else's negligence, you may have grounds to file a lawsuit. This can include a drunk driver, a doctor who failed to diagnose a disease, or a defective product, among others.
Our attorneys operate on a contingency fee basis, which means we will not charge you for our services unless a favorable settlement or verdict has been reached on your behalf. Gordon & Doner also offers free case reviews to the family members of those fatally injured in any accident.
There are several damages an individual may collect following the death of their loved one. You may be able to collect general damages, medical expenses, compensation for grief, funeral expenses, and lost wages or income. It may also be possible to recover compensation for loss of benefits, loss of inheritance, mental anguish, and loss of care, protection and companionship.