There’s nothing more devastating than the loss of a loved-one. The death of a parent, significant other or sibling not only brings a tremendous amount of emotional pain and anguish, it can also potentially place your family in a financial disaster. But what if your loved-one’s death was caused by the negligence of others? Nothing can bring them back to life. But receiving proper compensation for your loved-one’s death can help ease the financial burden. That’s why it’s important for survivors to consult with a wrongful death lawyer in South Florida to seek immediate justice against those who were responsible.
When you’ve lost an important member of the family, taking legal action may be the last thing on your mind. It’s important for family members to take the time to mourn the death of their loved-one. A wrongful death lawyer in South Florida understands the difficult times facing clients and will do everything they can to fight for your family’s rights. Before filing a wrongful death lawsuit, it’s important to understand it’s strictly a civil case. It’s easy to get emotional and confuse civil and criminal law. As a civil case, a wrongful death claim is strictly designed to provide compensation for relatives who were financially dependent on the deceased.
To receive compensation, the surviving relative or relatives must prove the opposing party was negligent or displayed reckless and deliberate behavior which caused the fatality. It’s the job of the wrongful death lawyer in South Florida to prove the opposing party was negligent. The most common wrongful death claims in South Florida include:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Birth injuries
- Medical malpractice
- Workplace accidents
The court will take into consideration several factors when determining the amount of damages to be awarded as compensation to surviving family members. First, the court must evaluate the relationship between the deceased and the survivor. It must also determine how much of the deceased’s net income will be available to the survivor as well as the replacement value of the deceased’s services along with the life expectancy of everyone involved. In addition to awarding compensation, the court may also enforce punitive damages.
The legal firm of Lieberman Injury Law in South Florida is committed to helping clients recover monetary losses caused from by wrongful death as well as personal injury, automobile accidents, motorcycle accidents and slip and fall cases. Don’t let someone else’s negligence ruin the quality of your life. Call Lieberman Injury Law today and schedule a free consultation with a reputable attorney.