Protecting Families Who've Lost a Loved One Through Recklessness or Negligence
Wrongful Death | Call Our Experienced Injury Lawyers
Few people truly understand how it feels to lose a loved one due to someone else’s recklessness or negligence. Instead of having time to grieve, you are faced with urgent and difficult questions about the circumstances of your loved one’s death. Let our experienced and compassionate wrongful death attorneys stand by you through your tragedy. We have the in-depth knowledge, experience, and determination to bring you justice. You are not alone during this difficult time; we are here to help you and your family.
You deserve compensation for the unexpected and wrongful death of your loved one.
While no amount of money will ever be enough to compensate you for losing someone you love, you may be entitled to recover money from those responsible. For many families this money is critical to ease the financial pressure brought on by sudden tragedy and loss. In addition, defendants who are held accountable and have to pay will rethink their negligent ways, which can prevent future injuries and deaths for other families.
A wrongful death can be caused by a wide variety of incidents and accidents including, but not limited to:
- Car accident
- Defective product
- Slip and fall
- Inadequate security at an event, venue, or parking lot.
- Medical malpractice
- Construction site accidents
- and a wide variety of other accidents.
During the chaotic and stressful moments and days after the accident, it is extremely important that information is gathered. Any proof available that shows the fault of the person or company that was responsible for the death should be kept. This includes:
- Photos of the accident scene
- Medical records
- Police reports
- Names and contact information of witnesses and responders
- The defective product.
Wrongful Death Survivor Claims and Wrongful Death Bystander Claims
Survivor Claims are for family members and dependents left behind after a wrongful death. Bystander Claims are for the trauma inflicted when a family member is on the scene and is actually a witness to the loss of their loved one.
In Florida, family members are entitled to compensation for a variety of reasons:
- Loss of support and benefits from the deceased
- Loss of companionship and protection
- Mental pain and suffering
- Lost companionship, instruction, and/or guidance
- Medical and funeral expenses when paid by a survivor
The estate of your lost loved one is also entitled to compensation (which will pass on to his or her heirs after the estate is settled) for losses such as:
- Lost job income
- Lost inheritance
- Medical expenses
- Funeral expenses
If your loved one’s death was the result of another party’s negligence or misconduct, contact our office immediately. We are here 24/7, nights and weekends. At Rubenstein Law, our Florida wrongful death attorneys are dedicated to helping you and your family in your time of need. With offices located across FL, including Broward, Daytona, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Kissimmee, Melbourne, Miami, N. Miami, Orlando, Tampa, St. Pete, and, West Palm Beach, we are close by. We will also come to you at your home, hospital, work, or wherever is easiest for you. Put us to work for you and your family.