The sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one is a devastating event filled with grief that cannot be consoled. It not only plunges you into despair but at the same time requires decisions to be made and obligations to be met that cannot wait for the pain to subside. It makes matters even worse if a wrongful death occurred, meaning it should have never happened in the first place.
At Zappitell Law Firm in Delray Beach, our wrongful death attorneys and caring staff treat our clients like family. Our goal is to gain a true understanding of how your life has been affected by such a great loss and to get you the maximum compensation you deserve. We will offer powerful representation in these types of cases as well as loyal and personal advice as to what is the best option for you and your family. Call (561) 330-6330 for a confidential consultation.
A wrongful death lawsuit holds those responsible for the death of your family member. If someone was in any way responsible for your loved one’s death due to their negligence, they will be held accountable by our deeply committed team of lawyers and experts in the field.
The Most Common Wrongful Death Lawsuits in Palm Beach County
Here are the 6 most common types of cases our personal injury accident attorneys see here in Delray Beach, Boynton Beach and Boca Raton ( Palm Beach county ).
# 1 Car Accident Deaths
Last year there were over 13,000 crashes and 66 fatalities in Palm Beach County. While most crashes are simple fender-benders, some are much worse. If someone died in a fatal car crash on Palm Beach County roads due to someone else’s negligence, a car accident wrongful death lawsuit should be brought against them.
# 2 Bicycle and Pedestrian Accidents
According to a recent survey, Florida is the most dangerous state for pedestrians and bicyclists. Our part of Florida ranks near the top 10 in the country. Part of the problem lies in the design of our roads. Many streets in Boynton Beach and Delray Beach do not have bike paths or even sidewalks, meaning anyone not driving needs to take extra care when traveling.
# 3 Workplace Accidents
Anyone involved in manual labor or services like tree care or construction runs a much higher risk for an accident compared to other kinds of work. Even still, many workplace accidents outside even those lines of work occur on a regular basis. In most cases, a workplace wrongful death lawsuit is often brought against the employer, property owners, equipment manufacturers, or a combination of some or all. We’ve handled everything from construction accident death lawsuits to slip and fall death lawsuits.
# 4 Medical Malpractice Deaths
This can often be the hardest to comprehend or understand. When a loved one is in the care of a medical professional, be it a doctor or a team of surgeons – you should feel safe and secure. The last thing you would expect is for someone you love to die in their care due to something preventable. There are many healthcare facilities in our area where medical malpractice deaths can unfortunately happen – from walk in clinics to hospitals such as Delray Medical Center, Baptist Health Bethesda Hospital, Boca Raton Regional Hospital and West Boca Medical Center.
# 5 Premise Liability Accidents
This is the type of accident that occurs on someone’s property. If a business, or otherwise fails to keep its property free of hazards, a wrongful death case can be brought against them.
# 6 Drowning and Boating Accidental Deaths
Because of where we live, these kinds of fatal accidents are far too common. There were 43 accidents and 4 deaths last year on the water in Palm Beach County. It is important to always wear a life vest when on the water.
Let Zappitell Law Firm Help You Get the Justice You Deserve
Led by attorney David Zappitell, a Top 100 trial lawyer, member of the million dollar advocate forum and Litigator of the year with the American Institute of Trial Lawyers, our team of caring legal professionals will take on the burden of pursuing your case, allowing you and your family to focus on recovering from your great loss. Call Zappitell Law Firm regarding your wrongful death lawsuit in Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, and Boca Raton at (561) 330-6330 or click here for a complimentary consultation.