Miami Wrongful Death Lawyers Advocating for Families Fighting for Justice After a Preventable Death
Trusted attorneys representing families facing tragedies throughout South Florida
A wrongful death lawsuit is one that is filed by the grieving loved ones of a person whose death was the result of the negligent actions of another. If the deceased was responsible financially for other members of the family, their unexpected passing can create a hardship that goes beyond their feelings of emotional loss. While the money from a wrongful death settlement can never come close to easing the pain of loss, it can ease financial stress for the family.
Bereaved family members may file a wrongful death lawsuit when they have lost a loved one due to:
- A medical mistake
- Car crash
- A workplace accident
- The malfunctioning of a defective product
- Pedestrian accident
A wrongful death attorney must be able to prove how the at-fault party’s action was the direct cause of the decedent’s death.
The compassionate Miami wrongful death lawyers at the Yeboah Law Group are here to represent your family’s interests when you have lost a loved one because of the senseless negligence of another person. We understand the devastation that can come when a loved one passes away so suddenly and when his or her death could have been prevented. Because there is a short window of time in which you can file a lawsuit, we invite you to schedule a consultation with us now so that we can pursue your case and recover the compensation you are entitled to receive.
Who can file a wrongful death claim in Florida?
Florida law places restrictions on who may file a wrongful death lawsuit, and what damages can be recovered. The Florida Wrongful Death Act permits the following close relatives of the deceased to file a wrongful death claim:
- Blood relatives who are dependents
- Adoptive siblings who are dependents
- Children born out of wedlock for a deceased mother
- Children born out of wedlock for a deceased father, if it can be proven that he had accepted financial responsibility for the child
One of the complexities of the Florida Wrongful Death Act is the requirement to open a probate estate and appoint someone to be the personal representative who will take legal action on behalf of the estate and the surviving family members. This is an example of why it makes sense to work with an experienced Miami wrongful death attorney. We have worked with countless families who have lost loved ones. We have a thorough understanding of the law, and we can explain the different limits on the amount of damages recoverable depending on many factors including the age of the survivor, and whether there is a surviving spouse.
Some of the damages that surviving family members might recover in a wrongful death lawsuit include:
- Loss of income
- Loss of parental companionship, guidance, and instruction
- Mental pain and suffering
- Medical and funeral expenses
Children of the deceased may recover the damages listed above, but if there is a surviving spouse, there is a limit on how much children over age 25 might recover. Oddly, if the death was because of medical malpractice, adult children may not recover compensation for the loss of parental companionship, or mental pain and suffering.
Parents of an adult child may not recover damages for mental pain and suffering if the death was the result of medical malpractice. There are other complicated rules about who may recover, how much they may recover and the like. Your wrongful death attorney will review your case and discern which exceptions apply in your case.
A Miami wrongful death attorney can clear up the confusion for you
Pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit is not something you want to contemplate on your own. The law is complicated, and often when a family member passes disputes can arise among those who believe that they should be able to recover compensation, and there may arise a disagreement about who will be the appointed estate representative. We will represent your interests and we can mediate any squabbles that can come up while emotions are running so high. You can consult with us for free and decide how you will proceed.
Obtaining justice for loved ones who suffer the wrongful death of a beloved family member
Our Miami wrongful death attorneys are here to meet with you, discuss your case and get to work recovering compensation for the loss of your loved one. You are invited to request a free initial consultation by calling the Yeboah Law Group at 1-800-TELL-SAM or complete our contact form.
Types of Cases We Handle
Our Miami attorneys handle a variety of cases, including:
|Car Accidents||Truck Accidents||Motorcycle Accidents|
|PIP FAQs||Wrongful Death||Nursing Home Negligence|
|Product Liability||Premises Liability||Employment Discrimination|
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Yeboah Law Group, P.A
123 NW 23rd Street
Miami, FL, 33127
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