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 other blood relatives to recover damages in the wake of their loved one’s death, independent of any criminal investigations of wrongdoing or negligence.
Some of the most common causes of wrongful death are:
- Car accidents and truck accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Product defects / breach of warranty
- Intentional acts like assault
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Florida?
A wrongful death lawsuit cannot be filed by just anyone, even if they are related to the deceased. Only the personal representative of the deceased's estate, or executor, is eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit in Florida. The personal representative is generally selected by the deceased before their death, however, in cases where no personal representative has been chosen, the court may appoint one for the purpose of a wrongful death lawsuit.
When the personal representative of the deceased files for wrongful death, they will designate beneficiaries to receive compensation from the lawsuit such as a spouse, children, parent, silbling, or other relative.
What Damages Can Be Recovered in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
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 two 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)
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.