Wrongful Death Lawyer
Accidents and unintentional injuries are the third leading cause of death in the United States. Each year, approximately 169,936 people are killed by accidents and unintentional injuries.
In some cases, accidental deaths are accidents. No one is at fault for what happened, it was just an unfortunate event. In other cases, however, an individual or company’s negligent or reckless act provoked the accident. In that case, the victim’s family may be eligible for compensation.
The statute of limitations for wrongful death lawsuits in Florida is two years. That means that the family must file the case within two years from the date of the death of their loved one. Have you lost a loved one whose death can be attributed to someone else’s negligence or recklessness? Contact a skilled Miami wrongful death lawyer at The Law Offices of Gillis, Mermell & Pacheco, P.A. to get the representation you and your family deserve.
Though money can never replace your loved one, it can help ease the financial burden through this difficult time.
Common Causes of Wrongful Death
Not every accident is a basis for a wrongful death lawsuit. However, in the case where someone’s negligent, reckless, or deliberate behavior caused the accident, compensation may be in order.
Common causes of wrongful death include:
- Medical malpractice
- Injuries at birth
- Car and truck accidents
- Accidents in the workplace
Who Can Claim Damages for Wrongful Death?
Obviously, in cases of wrongful death, the person who was injured no longer needs money. However, the family of the victim may suffer hardship because of the victim’s death. For example, if the victim was the breadwinner in a family with young children, not only are they left bereaved but perhaps also struggling financially.
Regardless, if someone is found to be at fault for the wrongful death, the victim’s family can claim damages.
Who is considered the victim’s family? Generally, the victim’s family is considered a surviving spouse, surviving minor children, or the parents of a minor child or an adult child who has no spouse or children.
Common damages that are claimed include:
- Mental pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of income
- Funeral expenses
Why Hire a Miami Wrongful Death Lawyer?
As you might imagine, wrongful death cases are often quite complex. Most wrongful death cases involve multiple parties including insurance companies, witnesses, and other unforeseen elements. This is why the help of an experienced Miami wrongful death lawyer is essential to your case.
Allow the skilled attorneys at The Law Offices of Gillis, Mermell & Pacheco to handle your case during this difficult time. We will fight for you and your family to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation value for your case. Contact us today for a free consultation.