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Broward County Wrongful Death Attorney

Was your loved one the victim of a fatal accident? Contact a Broward County wrongful death attorney from Gerson & Schwartz P.A. right away. Our team has more than 48 years of experience fighting for the rights of accident victims and their surviving family members. We know the ins and outs of Florida’s wrongful death law. We know how to investigate these accidents and build strong claims for compensation.

We also use innovative strategies to obtain maximum compensation through insurance settlements and jury awards. We are proud to be experienced litigators. We never push our clients into low ball settlement offers like many settlement mills. If the best possible strategy is to fight at trial, then we will present a convincing case to the judge and jury.

Our goal, whether we pursue a settlement or court award, will be to gain your family fair compensation for your loss. To talk with a wrongful death lawyer in Broward County about how we do that, call Gerson & Schwartz P.A. at (877) 475-2905.

Wrongful Deaths in Broward County

Broward County is located in South Florida. It has a population of more than 1.95 million people and is part of the Miami metropolitan area. While everyone may think of Miami-Dade County when they think of Florida, Broward County is a bustling area. It is the second most populous county in Florida as well as the seventh largest county in terms of land size. It also is the 17th most populous county in the U.S.

Broward County encompasses 31 municipalities, including 24 incorporated cities. Our wrongful death lawyers in Broward County handle claims arising in any city, town, or unincorporated area. Do not hesitate to call us if your loved one was the victim of a fatal accident in Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Pompano Beach, Coral Springs, Plantation, Pembroke Pines, Davie, Miramar, Deerfield Beach, Sunrise, Weston, Coconut Creek, or anywhere else.

 All types of accidents happen in Broward County. Residents and tourists are not immune to car crashes, slip and falls, or medical malpractice. Anyone who loses a loved one in an accident that they believe was the result of another person or business’s carelessness or recklessness should call our Broward County wrongful death attorneys as soon as possible.

At Gerson & Schwartz P.A., our team is prepared to handle fatal:

  • Car Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Uber & Lyft Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Boating Accidents
  • Train Accidents
  • Slip and Falls
  • Dangerous Property Accidents
  • Negligent Security
  • Crimes
  • Medical Malpractice

We also are highly experienced in cruise ship accident claims. If your loved one loved in Broward County but passed away aboard a cruise ship, contact us immediately.

Who Has a Wrongful Death Claim?

One of the reasons it is important to speak with a Broward County wrongful death attorney after losing a loved one unexpectedly is to determine if your family has a valid wrongful death claim. Not all unexpected or accidental fatalities lead to legal claims. In order for your loved one’s passing to give you the right to file suit, their death must have been the result of another person’s negligence, gross negligence, or intentional misconduct. Your loved one who passed away must have been able to file a personal injury lawsuit had they lived.

It also is important to speak with a lawyer because not everyone can file this lawsuit, even if the cause of action exists. To file this lawsuit, you must be the deceased individual’s surviving spouse, child, or parent. Or, you must be a blood relative or adopted sibling who was partly or wholly dependent on the decedent for support or services. Additionally, the representative of your loved one’s estate also can file the lawsuit on the surviving family members before.

Additionally, only the surviving relatives discussed above can receive a part of any wrongful death compensation the lawsuit results in. How the compensation is divided may be decided by the surviving family members or by the jury.

If you and other family members disagree on who should receive compensation and how much of the settlement or court award, you should each have your own legal representation. Call our wrongful death lawyers in Broward County today.

Wrongful Death Compensation

Through a wrongful death claim in Florida, surviving family members can obtain compensation for:

  • The loss of the decedent’s wages and employment benefits;
  • The value of the decedent’s services to the family;
  • The value of the decedent’s companionship, guidance, and society;
  • The emotional pain and suffering;
  • Any medical expenses paid by the family; and
  • Funeral and burial expenses paid by the family.

Certain financial losses can be recovered by the estate instead of a specific family member, including lost earnings, lost prospective net accumulations of the decedent’s estate, and medical and funerial expenses paid by the estate.

Call Gerson & Schwartz P.A. to Speak with a Broward County Wrongful Death Lawyer Today

You only have two years to file a wrongful death claim in Florida. It is important to speak with an experienced attorney as soon as possible to ensure you have someone to thoroughly investigate the fatal accident and advise you of your right to pursue wrongful death compensation.

Contact Gerson & Schwartz P.A. at (954) 845-0535 or email us at

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