Wrongful Death

Since 1988, Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen has represented families who have lost loved ones to someone else's negligent actions. Our firm has a proven track record of success, winning millions of dollars in rightful compensation for our clients.

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:

  • Parents
  • 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 & Excellence

Working 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 LIVES

Millions Recovered on Behalf of Our Clients
  • Florida International University Pedestrian Bridge Collapse $100,000,000
  • Personal Injury Miami-Dade College Parking Garage Collapse
  • Bal Harbour Residential Building Collapse Confidential Settlement
  • Medical Malpractice Seven-Figure Orthopedic Medical Malpractice

    A Punta Gorda, Florida woman in her forties visited an ear, nose, and throat specialist for a check-up due to fatigue. After performing a brief examination, the doctor at the facility recommended that she undergo parathyroid surgery, however he did not order the necessary radiological scan that determines which side of her neck should be operated on. Without that information available, the surgeon began on the wrong side of her neck and did not realize his error until they were well into the procedure.

  • Medical Malpractice Seven-Figure Settlement for Woman Who Lost Her Leg After Misdiagnosis

    A woman in her sixties was brought to a hospital after she slipped and fell, injuring her leg and causing severe pain. During her treatment, the hospital staff failed to notice that the impact had caused a blood clot behind her knee, which was restricting circulation to the rest of her leg. Over time, the untreated clot cut off blood flow to the point where her leg was beyond saving and needed amputation.

  • Medical Malpractice Seven-Figure Settlement for Family of Mother Who Died During Childbirth

    In 2015, a 23-year-old mother began experiencing severe complications while giving birth in Charlotte County, Florida. The hospital’s staff did not give her the attention she needed, and failed to realize that her complications required an emergency transfer to a Sarasota County Hospital, which had the needed staff and equipment to treat her. The mother and her unborn child eventually died in the hospital.

  • Medical Malpractice Seven-Figure Settlement for Misdiagnosis of a Blood Clot

    A 68-year-old man was complaining about pain in his left leg, which was swollen, red, and painful. He went to a local emergency room, and the family asked the doctor if it was a blood clot. The doctor assured the family that it was not a blood clot but was instead cellulitis from a sunburn. When the patient returned home the next day, he died of a pulmonary embolism due to the blood clot that was initially suspected by the family.

  • Medical Malpractice Over $1 Million Settlement for Medical Malpractice Victim

    A middle-aged man had a history of an aortic aneurysm. His plan was to fly to Stanford University, where a doctor was scheduled to repair the aneurysm. Rather than starting the transfer to Stanford the day he arrived, the hospital waited three days and then failed to get his insurance company to pay for the transfer. Tragically, while the patient was speaking with the insurance company on the phone about the transfer, the aneurysm ruptured, and he died.

  • Jury Verdict Against the University of Florida $23,500,000

    A $23.5 million medical malpractice jury verdict against the University of Florida on behalf of a woman who suffered a massive stroke when a medical procedure to ease her migraines went wrong.

  • Jury Verdict on Behalf of a Former Major League Baseball Star $898,000

    A medical malpractice jury verdict on behalf of a former Major League Baseball star against an ophthalmologist for negligence in the removal of a cataract and implantation of an artificial lens in our client’s left eye.

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