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Opa-Locka Wrongful Death

If your loved one was the victim of a fatal accident, contact an Opa-Locka wrongful death attorney at Gerson & Schwartz P.A. We understand how devastating the loss of a spouse, parent, child, or other loved one is. It is challenging to handle the funeral and burial arrangements and consider pursuing a legal claim. Fighting in a courtroom may be the last thing you want to do. But sometimes, putting up a fight is exactly the right thing to do. Losing a loved one without any notice is expensive, and it can leave you and your relatives in dire financial straits. By moving forward with an insurance claim or wrongful death lawsuit, you have the opportunity to obtain compensation.

Call our wrongful death lawyers in Opa-Locka today to discuss your legal rights and the potential value of your claim. You can reach us by emailing info@gslawusa.com or by calling (877) 475-2905. We offer free consultations and do not charge upfront fees. There are no legal fees at all unless we collect your compensation.

Gerson & Schwartz P.A. has Years of Experience

When you need to pursue a wrongful death claim in Florida, you want a highly experienced and successful firm on your side. Gerson & Schwartz P.A. has represented accident victims and surviving family members for over 49 years. We routinely obtain the maximum compensation possible for individuals and families who lost someone due to another person or business’s carelessness, recklessness, or intentional misconduct.

Our hard work has been recognized by many well-respected legal organizations, including Legalelite, Best Lawyers, U.S. News, Martindale-Hubbell, SuperLawyers, and more. We also are proud of our client testimonials and our client reviews on Justia and Avvo.

Fatal Accidents in Opa-Locka, Florida

Opa-Locka is a small urban city in Miami-Dade County. Among its 4.3 square miles, more than 16,350 people live and work. The city, which is named after the Seminole name “Opa-tisha-wocka-locka,” was founded by Glenn Curtiss in the 1920s. He developed the community based on an Arabian Nights theme. There are street names like Sabur, Sultan, Ali Baba, Sesame, and Aladdin, and many buildings are designed based on the Moorish Revival style.

Opa-Locka is a busy place, and unfortunately, it is known for a high level of crime. The criminal conduct as well as generally negligent and reckless conduct lead to all sorts of accidents, some of which result in fatalities.

At Gerson & Schwartz P.A, our Opa-Locka wrongful death attorneys handle all types of fatal accidents, including:

  • Car Accidents
  • Truck Wrecks
  • Uber and Lyft Collisions
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Bicycle and Pedestrian Accidents
  • Electric Scooter and Bike Accidents
  • Dangerous Property Accidents
  • Construction Accidents
  • Slip and Fall Accidents
  • Negligent Security
  • Crimes
  • Dangerous Products
Florida’s Wrongful Death Law

Whether or not you or a relative have the right to pursue wrongful death compensation depends on Florida’s wrongful death statute Sections 768.16-768.26.

Under the law, a wrongful death claim arises when a person’s death is the result of another party’s negligence, default (failure to act), breach of contract, or breach of implied or explicit warranty. To have a wrongful death claim, the decedent would have had the right to file a personal injury lawsuit had they lived.

If you are unsure of whether your loved one’s death resulted in a wrongful death claim, call our Opa-Locka wrongful death attorneys right away.

Who can File a Wrongful Death Claim?

In Florida, the person who files the wrongful death lawsuit is the personal representative of the decedent’s estate. You or another relative may be the personal representative, or a friend, attorney, or other professional may take on this role. This person files the lawsuit on behalf of you and other surviving relatives who may be entitled to compensation.

Who can Receive Compensation?

Florida states wrongful death compensation goes to the decedent’s survivors. These are defined as the decedent’s:

  • Spouse;
  • Children;
  • Parents; and
  • When fully or partly dependent on the decedent for support or services, any blood relatives or adopted siblings.

Our wrongful death lawyers in Opa-Locka will vigorously pursue full and fair compensation through an insurance claim or wrongful death lawsuit. We will fight for your compensation to cover:

  • Medical expenses your loved one incurred between the date of the accident and their death;
  • Funeral and burial expenses;
  • Loss of decedent’s financial support;
  • Loss of decedent’s household services;
  • Loss of decedent’s society and companionship;
  • Loss of decedent’s parental guidance; and
  • Survivors’ emotional distress and mental anguish.
Let Our Experienced Opa-Locka Wrongful Death Lawyer Help Your Family Today

When you lose a relative in an unforeseeable accident, you may not be prepared to deal with an insurance adjuster or figure out the court system. That being said, you may wish to pursue justice and a financial recovery from the at-fault party. We are here to handle the insurance claim and litigation processes for you. Let us do the leg work and heavy lifting while you spend time with your family.

Contact us at (305) 371-7000 to schedule your free initial consultation at our Miami-Dade County office.

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A big shout out to Nick Gerson & Schwartz for helping me navigate my care after a fall against a major cruise ship. They took care of me all along the way and saw me through such a very hard time. I highly recommend their firm if you are looking for a firm that truly cares about you. 5 Stars all the way! Janna Wright, Google User
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