Wrongful Death Lawyers

When a loved one is tragically lost, their family is often confronted with a slew of new challenges. When a tragedy occurs as a result of someone’s negligence, it’s important to keep the responsible party accountable. While no amount of money can compensate for the loss of a loved one, the victim’s family should not be forced to bear the financial burden of a wrongful death. Handling the death of a loved one and trying to recover compensation for the financial and emotional burden can be strenuous and deteriorating on a family. With the help of a compassionate attorney, you can leave the process of seeking compensation in capable hands. The wrongful death lawyers at Miller Trial Law may be able to help you if you have wrongfully lost a loved one.

Our wrongful death attorneys may be able to help you and your family seek compensation for medical expenses, funeral costs, loss of projected earnings, loss of household contributions, emotional pain and suffering, loss of companionship, etc. Wrongful deaths could be caused by any kind of personal injury catastrophe, including slip and fall accidents, medical malpractice, car and truck accidents, product liability, and caregiver negligence. Miller Trial Law will apply their experience on both the plaintiff and defendant sides to your case to help you obtain the compensation that you deserve.

It is essential to contact an attorney as soon as possible following the wrongful death of a loved one. In Florida, a wrongful death suit must be filed within two years after a fatal incident. Unfortunately, even if the surviving family member is disabled, the statute of limitations does not extend.

What Qualifies as a Wrongful Death Claim in Florida?
When a person dies as a result of a person’s alleged negligence, the person’s family and loved ones may bring a wrongful death lawsuit against the wrongdoer. Although that is a simplistic way of summarizing these types of cases in Florida, there are also several variations in wrongful death cases.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?
According to the Florida Wrongful Death Act, there are certain close family members who may stand to recover. Depending on the facts of the case, this could include:
– The spouse of the deceased
– The children of the deceased
– Children born out of wedlock, depending on which parent passed away
– The parents of the deceased
– Blood relatives who were dependent on the deceased
– Adopted siblings who were dependent on the deceased

In Florida, the surviving spouse is generally determined to be the representative of the deceased individual’s estate. If the deceased individual does not have a surviving spouse, the decedent’s heirs must assign a personal representative or have one appointed by a court.

Wrongful Deaths Caused by Car Accidents
Car accidents are one of the most common causes of the wrongful death of an individual and are generally due to the negligent behavior of a driver. According to statistics, about 6 million car accidents occur in the United States every year. Furthermore, out of these 6 million, around 38,000 individuals die every year in car accidents. In Florida, there were over 3,000 car accident deaths in 2019. The majority of these cases happened due to negligence of the driver, such as driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, and speeding.

Wrongful Deaths Caused by Medical Malpractice
Medical errors are uncommon because medical personnel, such as nurses and physicians, are extremely skilled and well-trained because their work requires them to save the lives of patients. Accidents, however, certainly do occur in the medical field from time to time and the results can be catastrophic.

The most common causes of medical malpractice are the misdiagnosis of the patient’s condition or the failure to properly diagnose a patient’s condition. Medical malpractice may result in serious consequences for the patient, including death. Every year, around 225,000 people die due to medical malpractice.

If someone you loved had wrongfully passed away in Florida, reach out to Miller Trial Law to find out what legal options you have, so that you do not delay and potentially waive them. Miller Trial Law will fight endlessly to ensure that you receive the compensation that you deserve to help you relieve the financial burden of losing a loved one. Our team provides free consultations to review the details of your case, review the circumstances surrounding the death, and fight to help get you the settlement that you deserve under the law. Contact the wrongful death attorneys at Miller Trial Law at (305) 697-8312 for a free consultation today.

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