Baron & Herskowitz represent individuals and families whose loved ones are killed by negligence. If you believe that your spouse, mother or father, child, or other family member was wrongfully killed as a result of another person or company’s negligence, you should contact our law office for help. Early investigation and prompt preservation of evidence are critical in wrongful death claims. Contact us as soon as possible so we can evaluate the details of your case and start the investigation.
According to the Florida Wrongful Death Act, the survivors of a person who is wrongfully killed may be eligible to sue for damages. Survivors include the spouse, children, parents, and any other blood relatives and/or adoptive brothers and sisters. A child born out of wedlock of the father is not eligible unless the father supports the child.
In order to sue for wrongful death, the surviving family member(s) must be able to prove that the defendant’s actions (or lack of) were the main cause of injury and death. Examples of scenarios in which a person or company may be liable for a person’s injuries and death include:
According to Florida law, the surviving family members may seek compensation for the following damages when wrongful death occurs:
Many variables are considered when determining the amount of damages to be awarded in a wrongful death case. It is crucial to work with an attorney who has experience in these specific types of claims to ensure you recover the maximum amount of compensation possible.
At Baron & Herskowitz, we have extensive experience handling catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases. We recognize the devastation a family goes through when they lose a loved one, especially under preventable circumstances. To schedule a consultation, please contact our firm today. We represent individuals and families in Miami and throughout the state of Florida.