Miami Beach Wrongful Death Lawyer
If your loved one was the victim of a fatal accident, contact a Miami Beach wrongful death attorney at Gerson & Schwartz P.A. right away. When you believe another person or business is responsible for your loved one’s passing, you should talk with veteran wrongful death lawyers about your options. Our legal team will investigate the accident that led to your relative’s passing and determine if there is evidence of negligence, recklessness, or intentional misconduct. If it is apparent that someone else is to blame, we will discuss with you pursuing compensation through a Florida wrongful death claim.
To learn more about Florida’s wrongful death law and your legal options, contact Gerson & Schwartz P.A. at (877) 475-2905 or submit your information through our online form. One of our bilingual wrongful death lawyers in Miami Beach will talk with you during a free case evaluation.Florida’s Wrongful Death Law
Florida’s Wrongful Death Act is found at Florida Statute §§768.16—768.26. These laws explain when a wrongful death claim arises, who may file this type of claim, the compensation you can pursue, and who may receive a portion of any wrongful death compensation won through an insurance claim or lawsuit.
A wrongful death claim is created when an individual’s death is caused by another party’s negligence, failure to act, breach of contract, or breach of warranty. Had the individual lived, they would have had the right to file a personal injury claim and pursue compensation.
In Florida, a wrongful death lawsuit must be brought by the personal representative of the decedent’s estate. No one else can file this lawsuit and recover damages in court.
The personal representative pursues compensation on behalf of the decedent’s survivors and estate. The law defines “survivors” and the decedent’s spouse, children, and parents. Survivors also includes other blood relatives who were partly or entirely dependent on the decedent for support and/or services.
If you are unsure of whether you are entitled to wrongful death compensation after a relative’s death, you should talk with our Miami Beach wrongful death lawyers at Gerson & Schwartz P.A.Damages in a Wrongful Death Claim
The compensation you and your family may receive depends on your relationships with the decedent and your losses. With the help of a wrongful death lawyer in Miami Beach, you may be able to obtain compensation for:
- Medical expenses, if paid by a family member
- Funeral and burial expenses, if paid by a family member
- Loss of decedent’s services
- Loss of decedent’s financial support
- Survivor’s pain and suffering
- Loss decedent’s parental guidance
- Loss of decedent’s spousal companionship and love
When we represent your family in a wrongful death claim, we will fight hard for you to receive the maximum compensation possible.Fatal Accidents in Miami Beach, Florida
Miami Beach is located on a barrier island in Miami-Dade County. It is situated between Biscayne Bay to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. Biscayne Bay separates Miami Beach from mainland Miami. It is a coastal resort city that was incorporated in March 1915. In total, the city is approximately 15.22 square miles, and as of 2017, had a population of about 92,300 people. It is known, in part, for the neighborhood of South Beach, which along with downtown Miami and the Port of Miami is known as the commercial center of South Florida.
The city draws tourists from all over the U.S. and the world for more than its beautiful beaches and luxury resorts. The area is also known for the Art Deco Historic District, located between the Atlantic Ocean and Lenox Court to the east and west, and Dade Boulevard and 6th Street to the north and south, respectively.
Thousands of people live in Miami Beach year-round and thousands more flock there each year for vacations, and many enjoy the city without incident. However, like anywhere, dangerous and fatal accidents occur. If you and your family have been impacted by a deadly accident, do not hesitate to call Gerson & Schwartz P.A. to speak with our Miami Beach wrongful death attorneys.Our Miami Beach Wrongful Death Lawyers Handle All Types of Fatal Accidents
At Gerson & Schwartz P.A., our wrongful death attorneys can help you and your family after all types of fatal accidents.
We offer highly skilled and experienced representation in regard to:
- Wrongful Death Caused by Car Accidents
- Wrongful Death Caused by Drunk Driving
- Wrongful Death Caused by Negligent Security
- Wrongful Death Caused by Truck Accidents
- Wrongful Death Caused by Motorcycle Accidents
Other fatal accidents we handle include dangerous property/premises liability claims, defective product claims, boating accidents, airplane accidents, scooter accidents, other vehicle accidents, pedestrian accidents, and violent crimes.Contact us Today
If you have questions about your rights and options after losing a relative in a fatal accident, do not hesitate to call Gerson & Schwartz P.A. to speak with a wrongful death attorney in Miami Beach. We will talk with you about your practical options, including pursuing compensation through an insurance claim or litigation. We also will discuss the potential value of your case.
Contact us today at (305) 371-6000 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Se habla Español.