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Allapattah Wrongful Death Lawyer

If you recently lost a loved one in an accident, and you believe their death was the result of another person’s careless, reckless, or malicious behavior, call a Allapattah wrongful death lawyer right away. At Gerson & Schwartz P.A., we are highly experienced in wrongful death claims. We have years of experience investigating wrongful death claims to determine fault and liability. Gerson and Schwartz lawyers will work hard for you and your family. Our goal in every case is to get each client a full cup of justice for their harms and losses. We won’t hesitate to file a wrongful death claim in court if a fair settlement offer is not made.

To discuss your rights after a loved one’s unexpected death, call Gerson & Schwartz P.A. at (877) 475-2905. You can also reach out to us online to schedule a free, confidential consultation at your convenience.

Fatal Accidents in Allapattah, Miami, FL

Allapattah is a long-time neighborhood of Miami. Originally, it was unincorporated county. However, the City of Miami annexed most of the area in 1925. Up until the 1950s, Allapattah was a predominantly white neighborhood. Since then, many people immigrated to the area, including those from Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Honduras, and Haiti. Now, Allapattah is known for being melting pot of immigrants from Central America, Latin America, and the Caribbean, which has created a rich neighborhood culture. Additionally, a portion of the neighborhood on NW 17 th Avenue is known as Little Santa Domingo.

For years, Allapattah has been a working-class neighborhood. Now, though, it is transforming into an up-and-coming neighborhood. A great deal of change has already occurred, and there will likely be a great deal of construction in the next few years. Unfortunately, these changes and work can lead to hazards for residents and visitors. There may be more traffic and less parking, which may increase the risk of car accidents. Construction work increases the risk of hazardous walkways, falling objects, and loose scaffolding.

These rising risks, along with Allapattah’s current traffic, economic activity, and construction, increase the chance of fatal accidents. If your loved one was killed in an Allapattah accident, do not hesitate to contact our wrongful death lawyers for Allapattah.

Types of Fatal Accidents We Handle

At Gerson & Schwartz P.A., we handle all types of wrongful death claims. These include:

  • Fatal motor vehicle accidents in Allapattah
  • Wrongful death Allapattah trucking accidents
  • Wrongful death motorcycle crashes in Allapattah
  • Fatal accidents with pedestrians in Allapattah
  • Fatal bicycle accidents in Allapattah
  • Work-related wrongful death claims in Allapattah
  • Wrongful death in Allapattah due to defective products
  • Wrongful death due to dangerous conditions on Allapattah property
  • Exposure to hazardous chemicals in Allapattah
  • Wrongful death due medical malpractice in Allapattah
  • Wrongful death or Fatal boating accidents involving Allapattah residents
  • Wrongful death due to violent crime in Allapattah

If your parent, spouse, or child was killed in one of these types of accidents, or in any other type of incident, do not hesitate to call our wrongful death attorneys for Allapattah to discuss your rights.

Florida’s Wrongful Death Act

You are not guaranteed the right to bring a wrongful death lawsuit following a loved one’s death. You should speak with an attorney about your rights and legal options under Florida’s wrongful death law. To begin with, a wrongful death claim only arises if another person’s negligence, recklessness, failure to act, or intentional misconduct caused your loved one’s death. Had your loved one lived, they would have had the right to file a personal injury claim.

If this baseline is met, then the personal representative of your loved one’s estate may file the lawsuit. Florida law requires a personal representative handle the lawsuit on behalf of the family.

Through the lawsuit, the personal representative fights for compensation for those labeled “survivors” under the law. This includes the decedent’s spouse, children, and parents. It may also include blood or adoptive siblings who were partly or fully dependent on the decedent for financial support or services. However, siblings who are entirely independent from the decedent are not entitled to compensation.

Wrongful Death Compensation

Various damages are possible through a wrongful death claim in Florida. On behalf of the estate, the personal representative can seek compensation for lost wages and benefits, future earnings, and any medical or funeral expenses paid for by the estate.

If a family member paid for medical expenses, the funerial, and/or the burial, the personal representative can seek compensation for these costs on their behalf.

The representative can also pursue damages for all the family members, including the loss of their loved one’s support and services, the loss of companionship and guidance, and their mental and emotional suffering.

Call an Allapattah Wrongful Death Attorney for Help Today

If your loved one was killed, and there is evidence that another person was at fault, do not hesitate to obtain an experienced legal opinion. Our wrongful death lawyers at Gerson & Schwartz P.A. have years of experience investigating unexpected deaths and analyzing whether families have a right to pursue wrongful death compensation. If we believe your family has a valid claim, we can work with the personal representative of your loved one’s estate to fight for full and fair compensation.

To learn more about how we can help, call Gerson & Schwartz P.A. at (305) 371-6000.

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