Miami Wrongful Death Attorneys
By Your Side After Tragedy
The sudden death of a loved one is a tragedy that no one should have to
experience. Unfortunately, plenty of families in the United States and
in Florida experience loss when their loved ones die in accidents that
could have been prevented. In addition to your family’s grief, you
may also be struggling to pay the damages that have been left in your
loved one’s wake like hospital bills, funeral expenses, and loss
of income. While our Miami wrongful death lawyers can’t bring your
family member back, we can do everything we can to ensure your family
is compensated and those at-fault are held responsible for their actions.
Rossman, Baumberger, Reboso & Spier, P.A. is on the side of everyday families throughout the state of Florida who
have lost people they love due to negligence. With over 45 years of experience
as a law firm and millions recovered, we can be relied on to investigate
your loved one’s accident and build your wrongful death claim.
You deserve to be with your family after an unspeakable tragedy. Our team
can handle your case when you call us for a free consultation at
(305) 900-5493, or
contact us online.
What Qualifies as Wrongful Death in Florida?
Florida has its own Wrongful Death Act that is designed to protect those
who lost loved ones in accidents caused by negligence. The act defines
wrongful death as a civil action that surviving family members can make
when someone dies due to misconduct or negligence of another person or entity.
In order to have a successful wrongful death claim, certain elements must
be proven, including:
- Showing that the at-fault party committed a wrongful act or breached a
duty of care
- This act caused the death of the decedent
- If the decedent hadn’t died, they would have been entitled to recover
damages for their injuries
Proving these elements on your own can be challenging and requires sufficient
evidence, which is why hiring a wrongful death attorney in Miami to get
started on your case as soon as possible is important. Florida’s
statute of limitations for wrongful death is within two years of the date
of death, meaning your family doesn’t have a lot of time to recover
compensation. Our team is well-versed in wrongful death claims and can
file yours efficiently so you can access the compensation you need.
Common Causes of Death
Many people know that
auto accidents are a leading cause of wrongful deaths in the United States, especially
for those under the age of 35. One reason for this is that millions of
Americans drive their vehicles every single day, contributing to the six
million car accidents that occur every year. People can be killed in car
accidents when they’re struck by a speeding vehicle, or when they’re
a pedestrian, bicyclist, or motorcyclist who lacks the protection needed
in the event of a collision.
However, not as many people know that
medical malpractice kills a large number of people in the country, too. Medical errors can
contribute to fatalities in various ways, one of the more obvious being
high-stakes situations such as surgery. One wrong move can injure a vital
organ and kill a patient. Other types of medical negligence include failing
to diagnose and treat a patient before their conditions worsen, as well
as errors made during or after birth that can kill infants.
Other common causes of wrongful deaths include:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Boating accidents
- Workplace injuries
Additionally, a person may be seriously injured and later pass away from
their injuries after
filing a personal injury claim. When this happens, family members can convert the personal injury claim
into a wrongful death claim so they also have an opportunity to recover damages.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?
Florida law dictates that survivors can receive damages from a wrongful
death claim. A “survivor” is defined as the decedent’s
spouse, children, parents, and other blood relatives who can prove they
were financially dependent on the decedent at the time of their death.
Family members who file a wrongful death claim may be able to recover the
- Burial and funeral expenses
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of potential earnings from the decedent
- Mental pain and suffering
- Loss of guidance or instruction
If you lost a loved one, it’s important to fully understand your
options and what you may be able to recover before you begin your claim.
Our attorneys have helped countless families and can answer any questions
you may have in a free consultation. Don’t wait to seek justice
for your loved one.
Get the justice your loved one deserves by calling our wrongful death lawyer
in Miami at
(305) 900-5493. We serve families throughout Florida.