Wrongful Death

Since 1988, Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen has represented individuals injured by negligent parties. The firm's award-winning attorneys have a proven track record of success, winning millions of dollars for their clients in rightful compensation.

Miami Wrongful Death Attorneys

Offering Compassionate Counsel During Difficult Times

There is no pain as profound as losing a loved one, especially when their death was directly caused by the careless, reckless, or intentionally wrongful actions of another person. After such a senseless loss, you may be struggling to pay the bills while processing your grief – and you may not even be sure where to turn for help.

At Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen, we know that no amount of money can compensate for your loss. But our experience and knowledge of wrongful death law in Florida can increase your chances of getting the compensation and justice to which you’re entitled. And when we succeed together, we can set important precedents that help prevent other families from experiencing the same kind of wrongful death in the future.

If a wrongful death has touched your family, contact Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen online or call (866) 629-1061 to speak with a Miami wrongful death lawyer today.

When Do I Have a Wrongful Death Claim?

Wrongful death claims allow surviving spouses, siblings, parents, and blood relatives to pursue a lawsuit in the wake of their loved one’s death, independent of any criminal investigations of wrongdoing or negligence. In addition to family members, the representative of the deceased person’s estate may also choose to bring a claim.

Like personal injury lawsuits, a successful wrongful death claim should cover all the financial, physical, emotional losses suffered by the plaintiffs due to another party’s negligence. In Florida, you may have only 22 years to bring a claim for wrongful death.

Damages in a wrongful death claim typically include compensation for:

  • Funeral expenses
  • Lost financial support and services for dependents
  • Medical bills and expenses from care given to the deceased
  • Loss of companionship and protection (for spouses of the deceased)
  • Physical and emotional pain and suffering
  • Loss of parental companionship and guidance (for children of the deceased)

Our Past Wrongful Death Verdicts

$37 million verdict against Florida Power and Light

Our team won a $37 million wrongful death jury verdict against Florida Power and Light on behalf of the family of a teenage girl who died in a car collision in Pinecrest, after an FPL crew cut power to a major intersection to address a minor fire. After FPL crewmembers disconnected power to the traffic signal, our client’s car was hit by another vehicle. The child was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital where she died hours later.

$12.5 million verdict for family of victims in truck accident

We also secured a $12.5 million wrongful death jury verdict on behalf of the family of two young children and their grandfather, who were killed in a collision involving a truck. The trucking company appealed, and the case was settled during the appellate process for $8.5 million.

Do you need to speak with a Miami wrongful death lawyer? Call Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen at (866) 629-1061 for service in South Florida and, in certain instances, across the U.S.

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. 


Millions Recovered on Behalf of Our Clients
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 Against Vision Air $5,000,000

    A Multidistrict and Class Action Litigation jury verdict in Nevada federal court against Vision Airlines to recover unpaid hazard pay on behalf of the pilots and flight attendants who operated Vision’s Air Bridge into the war zones in Iraq and Afghanistan.

A Legacy of Favorable Results We'll Fight to Get Your Family the Best Possible Outcome

A Legacy of Getting Justice

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