Plantation Wrongful Death Lawyer
No one should have to bury a loved one due to another’s negligent actions. While winning a wrongful death claim will do nothing to ease the pain, it does bring some sense of justice knowing that the at-fault party is being held accountable to some degree. We understand the emotional toll that bringing a wrongful death claim has on survivors, and we know that this should be a time for grieving. Here at Lyons & Snyder, our Plantation wrongful death lawyers will be there every step of the way with you throughout the legal process of suing the negligent person, or party, that caused your loved one’s premature death. Let us handle the claim for you so that you can be with the people who matter to you the most.
Wrongful Death Cases We Handle
- Auto collisions;
- Truck crashes;
- Motorcycle, Moped, and Scooter collisions;
- Bike crashes;
- Pedestrian collisions;
- Slip and fall, swimming pool, and other premises accidents;
- Work accidents;
- Dog attacks; and
Damages in a Wrongful Death Claim
Florida law allows parents, children, and spouses of the deceased to bring a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the deceased’s estate. Compensation can be awarded for the following types of damages:
- Medical expenses related to the treatment of the decedent;
- Pain and suffering of the decedent;
- Your own loss of joy of life and emotional distress;
- Loss of consortium—the companionship that was taken away from you and/or the children of the decedent;
- Lost lifetime earnings of the decedent;
- Funeral and burial expenses;
- Property damage; and
In order for the wrongful death claim to be successful, you must show that the at-fault party’s negligence caused the traffic collision, slip and fall, work accident, swimming pool drowning, or other type of accident that led to your loved one’s death. Common types of driver negligence include speeding, failure to yield, drunk driving, and using a cell phone. Common types of workplace negligence include violating workplace safety laws or using old or damaged construction equipment. Property owners can be held accountable by showing that the condition of their premises was unsafe, due to a tripping hazard or other danger, and that hazard caused your loved one’s fatal accident. Regardless of how the death happened, your attorney must be able to prove that the negligence of the defendant directly caused your loved one’s death. This can be difficult, to say the least. However, the sooner you start, the sooner we can get to work by gathering evidence, medical records, and insurance data.
Contact a Plantation Wrongful Death Attorney Today
Survivors often feel a sense of closure after a successful wrongful death claim. Of equal importance, the compensation that you may be able to recover can go a long way toward paying off medical bills and other expenses, as well as ensure financial security by replacing the income that your loved one would have brought home. To get started, we encourage you to Call our Plantation wrongful death attorneys at Lyons & Snyder today at 954-462-8035 to schedule a free consultation.