Protecting Families Who've Lost a Loved One Through Recklessness or Negligence
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.
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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:
Slip and fall
Inadequate security at an event or venue
Construction site accident
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
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 there on 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
If your loved one’s death was the result of another party’s negligence or misconduct, contact our office 1-800-FL-LEGAL immediately- we are available 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 in Broward, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Tampa, West Palm Beach, we are close by and here to fight for you.
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.
Pasco County, FL - Man Killed in Crash on State Road 54
A man from Palm Harbor was killed in a crash on State Road 54 on Saturday, August 24th. The crash took place around 8:41 pm near the intersection with Trinity Boulevard.
According to reports, 74-year-old Abram Hanna was killed in the crash. Police say that 71-year-old Jakoub Hanna was driving a 2006 Ford on SR 54. As Jakoub Hanna attempted to make a left turn onto Trinity Boulevard, his car collided with a 2008 Buick Lucerne. The crash caused the Ford to collided with a 2019 Toyota Camry which was stopped at a red light. Abram Hanna, a passenger in the Ford, was taken to Regional Medical Center at Bayonet Point where he was pronounced dead. Jakoub Hanna was listed in serious condition. No one else was hurt in the crash. Read More
Melbourne, FL - Pedestrian Killed in Friday Crash on Harbor City Boulevard
The Melbourne Police Department responded to the scene of a fatal crash on Harbor City Boulevard on Friday, August 23rd. The crash took place around 9:30 pm near the intersection with Parkway Drive.
Officers say that an adult male pedestrian was walking in the roadway when he was struck by a vehicle. The make and model of the vehicle are currently unknown. The pedestrian suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to Holmes Regional Medical Center, where he later succumbed to his injuries. The identity of the pedestrian is being withheld at this time. No word was given on whether the vehicle driver remained at the scene following the crash. Read More