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Wrongful Death

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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.

What is wrongful death?

A wrongful death claim is a type of case brought on behalf of the parents, children, or the significant other of a person who died as a result of another party’s negligence.

Who can file a wrongful death claim?

Spouses, children, and parents have priority when filing a wrongful death claim. If the deceased left behind no immediate family members, then grandchildren, siblings, and other relatives may file for damages.

What types of claims can be filed?

Survivor Claims: Are losses due to the estate or heirs of the deceased loved one due to his/her death.

Bystander Claims: Are paid to a family member for the trauma experienced if they witnessed the death of their loved one. A wrongful death can occur as a result of:
  • Medical malpractice
  • Car and auto accidents
  • Product liability
  • Premises liability
  • Vehicle rollovers
  • Boating accidents
  • Other negligence

What sorts of damages can someone recover in a wrongful death claim?

When the wrongful death lawyers at Rubenstein Law review your case, the damages/money you can recover is based on your unique situation.

Survivors can recover expenses immediately associated with the death including:
  • Funeral and medical costs
  • Mental anguish
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of the victim’s income & future earnings
  • Loss of benefits/Social Security
  • Loss of inheritance
  • Loss of companionship and parental guidance

What is my next step?

Losing someone you love is tragic and will irrevocably alter your family’s life. We want to help. If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another person or party, our experienced wrongful death lawyers can help. Speak with the legal team at Rubenstein Law today. To learn more about your legal rights following the loss of a loved one, call us at 1-800-FL-LEGAL, we are here for you 24/7.

Rubenstein Law is a personal injury law firm with offices in Broward, Miami, Orlando, Tampa and West Palm Beach representing accident victims across Florida. If you are unable to come into our offices, we will travel to you to discuss and evaluate your case. Our experienced attorneys are committed to defending your rights in personal injury matters including wrongful death, defective products, auto accidents and trucking accidents, premise liability and nursing home abuse cases.

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