Who Is Responsible for a Wrongful Death Accident Lawsuit in Florida?
A wrongful death is a legal term for a case in which someone is killed through the negligence of another or group of others. Wrongful death cases are tragic, heartbreaking, and leave behind a lifetime of family trauma.
Recently released estimates detailed that fatalities reached a 16-Year High in 2021 nationally. Although Florida shares the national traffic safety vision, “Toward Zero Deaths,” and formally adopted it’s version of the national mantra, “Driving Down Fatalities,” in 2012, car, truck and motorcycle accidents that lead to wrongful death still occur far too frequently in the Delray Beach and Boca Raton areas.
Consider These Recent Local Cases:
A Palm Beach County trucking accident resulted in a nearly $8 million legal settlement when a dump truck hauling a large cargo lost its load.
A Palm Beach County college student crashed his vehicle into another, causing a chain of events which resulted in a multi-car crash and massive traffic back-up.
In both cases, our Delray Beach based wrongful death lawyers were able to prevail and attain justice on our client’s behalf.
South Florida automobile and truck accidents have the potential to be life-changing occurrences. After being involved in an accident, filing an insurance claim, determining blame, fighting the insurance company and finally receiving the closure one needs to go on with one’s life is incredibly daunting and time-consuming.
According to a report by the Florida Department of Highway Safety, Florida crash fatalities increased nearly 10 percent from 3,332 crash deaths in 2020 to 3,629 in 2021 according to the Florida FHP and motor vehicles database.
A large number of these deaths being the result of another person’s negligent, reckless, or purposeful conduct behind the wheel while they are not paying attention to the road. An experienced wrongful death attorney should always be consulted when someone dear to you is murdered or badly wounded due to someone else’s negligence.
When you retain an attorney after an accident, you know that you have someone on your side who is aware of Florida’s laws and regulations and the techniques that insurance companies may try to use against you. Our attorneys will spend their time and efforts on your case, gathering evidence, consulting with experts, and negotiating with the insurance company, enabling you to focus on getting your life back on track. Depending on the circumstances, an attorney may even opt to take your case to trial to get the money you deserve.
Dealing With Grief
You may be feeling overwhelmed by sadness and the myriad responsibilities that come with cleaning up the pieces when a loved one has passed away. We understand your feelings. Allow us to handle the work of obtaining compensation on your behalf to assist you with the many expenses and financial hardships you may be experiencing as a consequence of another’s carelessness or misbehavior on your behalf.
Wrongful Death Lawsuits
Whenever a person dies due to someone else’s negligence or other improper conduct, Florida law provides that the estate’s representative may bring a wrongful death claim against that individual on the estate’s behalf and for the benefit of any surviving family members.
Wrongful death settlements may be distributed to survivors such as a surviving spouse, minor children, parents, siblings, or other blood relations who were partly reliant on the dead for financial assistance. In the event of wrongful death, a settlement or judgment may be issued to assist the family with the many economic and emotional damages they have suffered, including:
- Final medical bills
- Expenditures associated with a funeral and burial
- Income from the deceased’s projected future earnings
- Relationships with a spouse
- Advising your children about expectations and psychological issues
Additionally, parents who have lost a child may be entitled to compensation for their mental and emotional suffering.
Contact Zappitell Law Firm
Our trial-tested attorneys at Zappitell Law Firm in Delray Beach have the experience necessary to seek and attain the justice you and your family so richly deserve.