Boca Raton Wrongful Death Attorneys
Providing Caring Counsel & Advocacy Since 1988
When a family suffers from the wrongful death of a loved one, the pain from that loss can be so immense that it seems impossible to move on. Additionally, while trying to cope with this loss, bills may begin to pile up and hopelessness may set in. eemingly with no help in sight.
At Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen, we understand that nothing can change what has happened, but we can fight to hold the party who brought this tragedy upon your family accountable for their actions. Our wrongful death attorneys have advocated for countless clients impacted by another’s negligence or recklessness. If you work with us, we will help you navigate the path to justice and compensation to assist you in finding some form of closure.
If your family has been affected by a wrongful death, contact a Boca Raton attorney at Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen online today.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?
According to the Florida Statutes § 768.19, you may be legally entitled to damages in a wrongful death claim if your loved one’s death was caused by the negligent actions of another person. However, state law mandates that a personal representative of the estate must be the one to bring the claim forward; if no representative is named in the deceased’s estate plan, the court will appoint one.
In compiling the claim, the personal representative will need to list all individuals with a stake in the case. Qualifying individuals include:
- Surviving children
- Surviving spouses
- Blood relatives partially or fully dependent on the deceased
- Adopted children partially or fully dependent on the deceased
The damages that may be won will depend on the details of the claim. Some damages commonly paid for wrongful death claims are:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Medical bills related to the deceased’s death
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of companionship and protection
- Loss of companionship and guidance
- Loss of financial support
Working with a wrongful death lawyer can put you and your family at an advantage. You will be able to rest assure knowing that your claim will be submitted with all documents in order and within the statute of limitations.
A History of Success
Our legal team at Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen is truly passionate about helping families tragically wronged by negligence. This passion has fueled us during past cases and coupled with our skill, has helped us win favorable outcomes for our clients.
For instance, we achieved a $37 million verdict against Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) for the family of a child who was killed in a car crash at an intersection after FPL cut power to the traffic signal. We also won a $12.5 million verdict for the family of a grandfather and his two young grandchildren who were killed in a truck accident. After winning the case, the trucking company appealed and settled for $8.5 million.
Hire an Award-Winning Team of Lawyers
Our firm is home to a team of attorneys acclaimed by Super Lawyers®, Best Lawyers®, the American Board of Trial Advocates, LawDragon and others. We also have a vast network of resources to help strengthen your claim, and our experience in multiple practice areas gives us unique insight into how to handle a range of wrongful death claims. Allow us to lift some of the weight off your shoulders with our compassionate legal counsel.
Call (866) 629-1061 to get in touch with a wrongful death lawyer at our Boca Raton office. Se habla español.
A Legacy of Compassion & ExcellenceWorking With Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen
Changing Lives by Changing The Law
Since our firm opened, we've made it our mission to get justice for our clients and their families. We've not only taken on cases that other firms had turned down, but we've also fought to get unjust laws and restrictions overturned or modified.
A Team of Legal Professionals
Complex legal cases require extensive research, trial experience, and industry knowledge, which is why we always have a team of attorneys working on every case we take on. Our team-centric approach to litigation means that we're able to really focus on getting our clients the best possible outcome.
There Are No Upfront Legal Fees
We handle all of our claims on a contingency fee basis and will handle all legal fees, court costs, and expert fees related to your specific case. With decades of experience in this industry, we have a wealth of experts we work with routinely to ensure your case is handled with the utmost care.
We Understand the Medicine
Our attorneys not only take the time to understand the evidence in your case, but also the pathology and medical techniques used in your specific situation. We believe that any attorney that takes on these types of cases needs to be on equal footing with medical professionals and physicians.
A LEGACY OF CHANGING LIVESMillions Recovered on Behalf of Our Clients
Bal Harbour Residential Building Collapse Confidential Settlement
Child Injury by Medical Malpractice by U.S. Naval Hospital $1,000,000
A Federal Tort Claims Act settlement for a child injured by medical malpractice while being treated at a United States Naval Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida.
Child Misdiagnosed in U.S. Naval Hospital $6,000,000
A Federal Tort Claims Act settlement for a little girl who lost her legs and one of her arms, and the use of her other arm, as a result of a misdiagnosed cases of meningococcal meningitis at a United States Naval Hospital in Maryland.
Defective Products Confidential Settlement - Products Liability Resulting in Amputation.
Sex Abuse Confidential Settlement - Sexual Assault on Children
Medical Malpractice Eight-Figure Settlement for Failure to Timely Treat a Heart Attack
After successfully opening and stenting a 53-year-old man's blocked artery, while in the recovery room, the patient suffered another heart attack, but this time it took medical staff nearly 90 minutes to get him back to the catheterization lab. Due to the delay, his heart stopped. He was revived in the operating room, but he suffered a hypoxic brain injury, causing massive brain damage.
Medical Malpractice Eight-Figure Settlement for Victim of Nursing Medical Malpractice
A middle-aged woman was in a hospital recovering from a brain aneurysm. While recovering in her hospital room, she grew agitated and began pulling on the tracheostomy tube connected to her neck. The nurse on duty documented that she was pulling at her tubes six different times in 24 hours, and yet did nothing to prevent her from being able to dismantle the tubes.
Hotel & Resort Liability Eight-Figure Settlement in Premises Liability Case
A Massachusetts man was visiting Key West, Fla. for vacation. During his time at a resort restaurant and bar, the tourist jumped into the water adjacent to the property and severely injured his neck, leaving him quadriplegic.
Florida International University Pedestrian Bridge Collapse $100,000,000
Judgment on Behalf of Miami Doctor $1,750,000
A $1.75 million vehicle collision judgment in Volusia County on behalf of a Miami doctor who was permanently injured as a result of an automobile accident.