When a loved one dies it is always a difficult time. When the death is sudden and unexpected as the result of an accident, a family is hit especially hard. If the accident appears to have been the result of another person’s negligence or wrongdoing, the family often looks for answers as to how the accident happened and who was at fault.
Under Florida law, if one person causes the death of another through negligence, carelessness or other wrongful conduct, the victim’s next of kin have the right to recover compensation in a wrongful death lawsuit. The compensation includes damages for loss of financial support and loss of companionship.
A wrongful death lawsuit can be brought in any number of situations. A fatal car crash is unfortunately a common occurrence on Florida roads. Drunk drivers and distracted drivers claim numerous victims every year. Medical malpractice can have deadly consequences for a patient. Sometimes a fatal workplace accident claims an employee’s life. Wrongful death damages can be recovered for boating accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents and deaths due to defective products or negligently maintained premises.
At the Miami law offices of Kurzban Kurzban Weinger Tetzeli & Pratt PA we have helped many families seek justice after the loss of a loved one in a fatal accident. We investigate every case thoroughly and work tirelessly to recover the financial compensation a suffering family needs. If the at-fault party, or their insurance company, fails to accept responsibility, we are prepared to take the case to trial and present it to a jury. For more information on how we can help families devastated by a fatal accident, please visit our Wrongful Death webpage.