Losing a family member is painful, especially when you know someone else was careless with their safety. Your Miami wrongful death attorney can help hold the liable party accountable through a civil claim.
The death of a loved one is arguably the most difficult experience any of us can go through. Your family is now missing a member, and it can feel nearly impossible to overcome that loss. Worse, you may have reason to believe that someone was careless or even tried to harm your loved one—and that carelessness resulted in death.
At Fischer Redavid PLLC, our injury attorneys understand that it can be difficult and painful to recover from a wrongful death claim. If your family is suffering, reach out for a Miami wrongful death lawyer to help you with your claim.
When a loved one has died because of the negligent acts of another, the first step in holding them accountable is to determine who or what is liable. Often, this depends on what happened and who caused the injury or illness.
For example, your loved one may have died during what should have been a routine surgery. Their death may have been caused by malpractice if the Miami doctor was careless and didn’t act within a reasonable standard of care. If the doctor is part of a medical group, though, then the hospital might be the liable party, not the doctor.
This can get confusing quickly. When you’re not sure who’s liable for your loved one’s death, you may need to talk to an injury lawyer about identifying the liable party and pursuing a claim against them.
The complex parts of your wrongful death claim aren’t over when you identify the liable party. Unfortunately, you may not be the eligible party to file. Florida law limits who can file for a wrongful death claim, as the injured party is unable to file themselves.
In Miami, Florida, the deceased’s spouse, children, or parents are eligible for compensation. If you lost a parent, their marital status will matter, too. If your parents weren’t married and your father didn’t formally recognize you as his child, you may be unable to seek compensation for his wrongful death.
Any dependent family members of the deceased can also file a claim. If you have any doubts about who should file the claim, though, talk to your wrongful death lawyer. Your lawyer can minimize the time you spend worrying about your claim and maximize the compensation you should receive.
When you’ve lost a family member, money may not be the first thing on your mind. However, the expenses will build up fast, and you shouldn’t have to pay for someone else’s wrongful actions. Your Miami wrongful death attorney can help you seek the compensation your family needs.
That should include both economic and non-economic damages, which your wrongful death lawyer can help you calculate. A loved one’s death can be both expensive and life-altering, so reach out if you’re not sure how much your claim is worth.
If you’ve lost a loved one in a Miami accident because of someone’s carelessness, you may be eligible for compensation for any of the following damages:
If you’ve lost a loved one because someone was careless, you may be eligible for compensation that covers your losses. If the liable party was especially dangerous or intentionally hurtful, your lawyer may request punitive damages
Punitive damages are difficult to seek. They’re meant to punish the liable party, and they’re capped at $500,000 or three times your compensation. Although these damages can be tough to get, they can give you and your family some peace of mind if you’re eligible, and they can help to deter others from being as dangerous and careless.
When you’ve lost a loved one, you and your family are in a difficult situation. It takes time to grieve to recover from a loss such as this. Unfortunately, death can also be costly, but you and your family shouldn’t have to pay for someone else’s mistakes.
That’s why you may need a lawyer from Fischer Redavid PLLC. We understand how difficult it can be to deal with a claim like this, which is why we offer free consultations. We’re here to listen, and we’re here to offer you and your family your options, support, and guidance.
If you’re looking for answers after a family member passes away, talk to a Miami wrongful death lawyer by calling 954-860-8434 or by filling out the online contact form below.
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