West Palm Beach Wrongful Death Lawyers
Serving West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Orlando & throughout Florida
Any accident that results in the death of an individual is of course a tragic event—especially when it could have been prevented. Experiencing an unexpected and unprecedented death of a loved one can be overwhelming, shocking, and frustrating. You might even feel angry!
While there’s nothing anyone can do to recoup the loss of losing a loved one, a West Palm Beach wrongful death attorney can help fight and seek a settlement on you and your family’s behalf.
Wrongful Death Claims in Florida
A wrongful death lawsuit can come from any accident that results in the death of an individual, and an accident that is caused by the negligence of another party.
Some accidents that often result in wrongful death suits include the following:
- Vehicle Accidents – such as car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, etc.
- Pedestrian Accidents – such as an individual crossing the road or even hit and run cases
- Medical Malpractice – such as surgical errors, prescription and medication errors, and even emergency room (ER) errors—just to name a few
- Premises Accidents – such as deadly slip and fall accidents that occur in public places
- Workplace Accidents – such as electrocution, construction-related accidents, and other freak accidents that can occur at work
Who Can Collect Damages?
Sometimes determining who can collect damages in a wrongful death claim can be tricky to interpret. Typically, the person(s) who are able to recoup losses and damages from losing a loved one in an accident includes:
Of course, the relationship of the surviving person(s) to the decedent can vary from case to case. For example, a deceased victim may not be married or have children but may have surviving siblings.
The Wrongful Death Statute in Florida
So how exactly does a wrongful death claim work in the state of Florida? The statute of limitations for a wrongful death claim in Florida is two years. Interestingly, the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim is four years.
The obvious difference between the two is a personal injury accident results in the accidental death of another human being, but was caused by negligence, or reckless or careless behavior.
While this seems pretty cut and dry, the wrongful death statute in Florida is also a multiplex system that requires the knowledge and experience of a West Palm Beach wrongful death lawyer in order to navigate successfully.
Also Read – Wrongful Deaths in Florida: A Growing Concern
What a West Palm Beach Wrongful Death Attorney Can Do
Most families who have lost a loved one in a horrific accident don’t always think about taking legal action, which is understandable. However, we are hear to tell you that while you can’t bring back your loved one, you can fight for your surviving family’s rights and stand up against the negligent and responsible party…and an experienced West Palm Beach wrongful attorney can help you do just that.
Also Read – Wrongful Death Lawsuits: What Are a Family’s Rights?
Call Us for the Best Possible Results
For more information on how the legal team at Scott J. Sternberg & Associates can help you and your family with your wrongful death claim, call us for a free case evaluation today. It’s free to talk to us, so you have nothing to lose. Call us at (561)-687-5660 and find out how we can help today.
As an example, in a wrongful death civil lawsuit involving a truck driver, those who may be considered to be responsible might include the driver, the driver’s supervisor, the owner of the truck, the trucking firm, and possibly others.
A seasoned personal injury attorney with valuable experience in wrongful death suits can be invaluable in determining which entities to sue. Filing suit against the incorrect parties can lead to the dismissal of your claim.[sc name=”call-to-action”]
A Range of Factors and Disciplines
Also, such lawsuits often utilize various types of experts and technologies, which may include accident reconstruction specialists, emergency and medical personnel testimony, expert witnesses in specific areas of technology or industry, and others.
Developing a case that proves who the responsible parties are calls for an attorney who can analyze and understand complex situations and a variety of contributing factors.
Best Possible Result
Your West Palm Beach wrongful death lawyer at the law firm of Sternberg / Forsythe, P.A., will be passionate and aggressive in ensuring that you receive the best result possible in relationship to your wrongful death lawsuit.
Many litigants believe that going to trial is in their best interest. But this is not always the case, as any type of trial is filled with various unknown factors that can affect the outcome in a negative manner for the person pursuing the lawsuit.
With that in mind, your attorney will work with you to determine the best path towards making sure that you receive justice that you deserve in your wrongful death lawsuit.
Possible positive outcomes may include a negotiated settlement prior to the case going to trial or a jury award in the plaintiff’s favor. Settling the suit outside of court can often save plaintiffs money, time, and frustration.
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What Your Attorney Will Do
When you contact one of the wrongful death attorneys at Sternberg / Forsythe, P.A., they will meet with you to discuss you claim, assess your case, and offer you possible choices related to your suit.
If you do decide to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit, your lawyer will oversee all aspects of the case, including evidence gathering, the securing of expert witness, deposing of witnesses connect to the case, and all other aspects. The goal is to make sure that you receive the compensation that you deserve.
West Palm Beach Wrongful Death Attorney
If you believe that you have the basis for a wrongful death lawsuit, contact a personal injury lawyer at Sternberg / Forsythe, P.A.,online or at 561-687-5660 for an initial consultation today.
Our attorneys,who focus on personal injury suits, and specifically on those involving wrongful death, have the experience, knowledge, and understanding needed to pursue a successful civil lawsuit. We can help you get the compensation that you deserve.