We should all be entitled to a peaceful passing, surrounded by loved ones in a familiar setting. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case, as deaths can occur as a result of another’s recklessness, wrongdoing or negligence. In such cases, the deceased’s family may be entitled to damages from those associated with the victim’s death under a wrongful death claim, a legal remedy that didn’t previously exist for survivors. The Wrongful Death Act, however, was created so that family members could be compensated for their loss.
Some of the losses that could be recovered include: funeral expenses, loss of future income, loss of companionship / protection / intimacy, estate administrationexpenses and the loss of the value of other contributions to the household (such as if the deceased handled all home repairs, etc.) If the cause of death was not immediately fatal, interim medical expenses and pain and suffering of the deceased may also be collectable.
At the Law Offices of Stephen K. Miller, we seek to ensure that the families of wrongful death victims receive the compensation they deserve. We are so committed to making sure that our clients get what they are entitled to that we accept all wrongful death cases on a strictly contingency basis., meaning that if we don’t collect damages for you, there are no costs or fees. Essentially, if we don’t win, we don’t get paid.
We Accept Florida Wrongful Death Attorney Cases Statewide!
Be advised that all Florida wrongful death Attorney cases are subject to one or more statutes of limitations. If you do not file your case within the legal time frame, your case could be permanently barred. Do not hesitate to contact an attorney, or your opportunity to seek compensation could be lost.
TYPES OF CASES WE ACCEPT:
Truck / Semi
Boating / Watercraft
Defective Products / Product Liability
Slip / Trip and Fall
Intentional Torts (Murder, etc.)
Note: This list is not all-encompassing. Just because your matter does not appear on this list does not mean your case is without merit. Feel free to contact our office and speak with one of our attorneys about your case.
BE WARY OF INSURACE ADJUSTORS
Adjusters can legally approach survivors in wrongful death cases to gather statements, offer settlements and request that survivors sign releases of any kind of claim. Survivors should not make decisions in this situation without consulting an attorney. You should keep in mind that the adjusters’ primary duty is to his/her employer, the insurance company, and his/her primary interest is in settling with you for the lowest possible amount of money.
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Be Advised: Wrongful death cases will sometimes incorporate other aspects of the law or require you to initiate more than one case.
Wrongful Death and Probate
A personal representative from one of the deceased's survivors may need to be appointed before the case is able to be initiated. In addition, once the deceased's estate recovers in a case, the estate may need to be probated. Since our office also practices probate law, we would be able to assist you in this undertaking should you so desire.
Wrongful Death and Personal Injury
A personal injury case apart from the wrongful death case cannot be pursued if those injuries led to death. If the injuries weren't immediately fatal, however, damages such as pain and suffering and medical expenses can be recovered. Our office also practices personal injury law.
Wrongful Death and Medical Malpractice
Knowledge of medical malpractice law is important if that was the cause of death. Our office also practices medical malpractice law.
In addition, Florida is a comparative-fault state. Even if your actions contributed to the accident, you may still have a case against whomever is primarily at fault. It is possible for there to be multiple at-fault parties in one case.
In vehicle accidents, injured drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists and passengers all may have potential cases.
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