Boca Raton Wrongful Death Lawyer

What to Do in the Event of Wrongful Death

Our experience has unfortunately made us painfully aware of how devastating it can be when a loved one dies due to a tragic negligent or reckless act.  Wrongful death refers to the death of a person that is caused by the negligence, recklessness, or careless action of another person. If your loved one has died wrongfully, you may be entitled to compensation. The wrongful death lawyers of the Eltringham Law Group in Boca Raton have over 60 years of combined legal experience and knowledge to help those who have suffered from events caused by a wrongful death.[/content]

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Florida law provides the Wrongful Death Act which allows spouses, children, parents, and other relatives who may have been dependent on the deceased to file a wrongful death claim.  The wrongful death attorneys at the Eltringham Law Group will work hard to pursue fair financial recovery for those who have been affected. It is important to note that there is a two-year statute of limitation for filing a wrongful death lawsuit in Florida, beginning at the time of a person’s death. This difficult process requires the supervision and expertise of an experienced Florida wrongful death attorney from the Eltringham Law Group who will walk you through every step of the process.

Wrongful Death Compensation

Wrongful death can be the result of motor vehicle accidents, defective products, medical malpractice, or intentional torts, among other reasons. Whatever the cause of a loved one’s death, navigating a wrongful death lawsuit can be complex and wrought with emotion. It’s important to speak with the wrongful death attorneys at the Eltringham Law Group who are experienced in handling these types of cases with a combination of tenacity and compassion. We understand what a difficult time this can be for you and your family. We are committed to doing all we can for you through this difficult time.

Financial compensation can be sought in the case of wrongful death to cover the following:

  • Medical expenses of the deceased
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Loss of financial support (current and future)
  • Pension benefits
  • Loss of companionship
  • Pain and suffering

At the Eltringham Law Group, we offer free consultations, during which we will discuss the details of your case and advise you on the best way to proceed. We are compassionate about your situation and won’t take on a case unless we believe that we can deliver on our promise to get you the compensation you deserve. The last thing we want to do is to set you up for disappointment or make you go through the anguish of a lawsuit that you can’t win. If we believe you have a strong case, we will fight for your rights every step of the way. We don’t get paid until you get paid.

What to Expect in the Event of Wrongful Death

When you choose the Eltringham Law Group to represent you in a wrongful death case, here is what you can expect to happen:

We offer free consultations so you can get all your questions answered and can spend time talking directly with an experienced attorney about your rights and expected outcomes.
Leave all the work to us. We will be in contact with doctors, hospitals, witnesses, insurance providers, police, attorneys, and anyone else necessary to settle your claim. We will thoroughly investigate exactly what happened and will build a solid case so that you are more likely to be awarded additional compensation from insurance companies or other parties.
You focus on yourself. While you are grieving or dealing with the stress and anxiety, now is the time to focus on your own needs while you leave the details of your case in the hands of experienced attorneys that will get the job done right.
We work on a contingent fee basis. This means that you don’t need to lay out any money upfront in order to have our attorneys work on your case. We don’t get paid unless we recover a financial settlement or jury award for you.

Wrongful Death Cases in Boca Raton

In Florida, wrongful death cases are governed by statute. The statute defines a “wrongful act” as one which causes injury or damage to another person or property. If the defendant was negligent, then they may be held liable for damages caused by their negligence. For example, if someone negligently drives into the path of an oncoming car, causing it to crash, then the driver could be found liable for any injuries sustained by the passengers in the other vehicle. In addition, if a doctor negligently performs surgery and injures a patient, he or she could be held liable for medical bills incurred due to the injury.

The statute also states that a cause of action for wrongful death accrues when the decedent dies. However, this does not mean that the statute of limitations begins running immediately after the death. Instead, the statute of limitations starts ticking once the plaintiff has suffered some type of harm resulting from the death. For instance, if a child is killed in an accident in Boca Raton, then the parents would have two years from the date of the child’s death to bring a wrongful death suit against the responsible party. The next logical step would be to seek damages from the negligent parties’ insurance companies.

Did You Lose A Loved One To Wrongful Death in Boca Raton?

If you lost someone to wrongful death, it’s important to understand what happened and why. The first step is to hire a personal injury attorney who has experience handling wrongful death cases. This will ensure that all relevant facts are considered and that you receive fair compensation for your losses. Wrongful death can occur in several ways, including:

  • Auto accident
  • Motorcycle accident
  • Truck accident
  • Medical malpractice
  • Workplace accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Premises liability
  • Catastrophic injury
  • Reckless drivers
  • Bus accidents
  • Boating accidents

As a result of wrongful death, the victim’s families can incur undue medical bills, and medical expenses they would be liable for had their loved one lived. In addition, funeral costs, loss of income, and emotional distress may be incurred by surviving family members.

What to Expect in the Event of Wrongful Death

When you choose the Eltringham Law Group in Boca Raton to represent you in a wrongful death case, here is what you can expect to happen:

  • We offer free consultations so you can get all your questions answered and can spend time talking directly with an experienced attorney about your rights and expected outcomes.
  • Leave all the work to us. We will be in contact with doctors, hospitals, witnesses, insurance providers, police, attorneys, and anyone else necessary to settle your claim. We will thoroughly investigate exactly what happened and will build a solid case so that you are more likely to be awarded additional compensation from insurance companies or other parties.
  • You focus on yourself. While you are grieving or dealing with the stress and anxiety, now is the time to focus on your own needs while you leave the details of your case in the hands of experienced attorneys that will get the job done right.
  • We work on a contingent fee basis. This means that you don’t need to lay out any money upfront in order to have our attorneys work on your case. We don’t get paid unless we recover a financial settlement or jury award for you.

 

For more information about legal services regarding wrongful death lawsuits offered by the Eltringham Law Group in Boca Raton, contact us today for a consultation at NO COST at 561-338-0420.

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