Personal Injury Lawyer For Families Who Have Lost A Loved One Due To An Accident Or Injury In Palm Beach County Florida and the cities of; Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Lake Worth, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, Belle Glade and nearby Okeechobee and Pahokee Florida.
Wrongful Death Attorneys
Wrongful Death Lawyers in West Palm Beach
When a death is caused by someone else’s negligent action, the law calls it a wrongful death. Because a wrongful death in Boca Raton or Delray Beach is caused by someone else’s carelessness or negligence, it’s typically an unexpected, accidental death. This is very hard on the family members left behind. Not only are they shocked and grieving about the death itself, but they’re often upset and angry with the person or manufacturer responsible for the wrongful death of their loved one. Our Palm Beach County wrongful death/personal injury attorneys represent these clients when they choose to pursue lawsuits against the responsible parties.
Because a wrongful death is always caused by someone else’s negligence, nearly any situation that would give rise to a personal injury claim can also give rise to a wrongful death lawsuit. The West palm Beach injury lawyers at J. Scott Gunn, P.A., handle wrongful deaths of all kinds, including deaths caused by:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Premises liability, including negligent security and swimming pool drowning cases
- Abuse and negligence a nursing home
- 18 Wheel trick accidents
- Highway construction sites
- Medical malpractice
- Pedestrians hit by a car
- Motorcycle accidents
- Airport accidents
- Car Accidents
- Catastrophic accidents
Our wrongful death attorneys covering West Palm Beach know that no lawsuit can bring back someone who was taken too soon. But we believe a wrongful death lawsuit can help families struggling with the financial and personal consequences of a death they never had time to plan for. Any death in the family means funeral expenses and time off work; it often also involves medical bills for care before the death. In addition, if the family lost a wage-earner, it has lost that person’s income for good, even as these other bills start to arrive. By pursuing a wrongful death case, families can provide for themselves and pass on these costs to the parties whose negligence caused the death under the Florida wrongful death statute.
Florida law allows immediate family members of a wrongfully killed person to pursue a wrongful death claim. This includes any surviving spouse; any minor children; the parents of a minor child; and anyone else who relied on the person for financial support. Adult children of deceased parents and parents of deceased adult children may also be eligible to sue if there is no other survivor. This can be complicated, with some survivors entitled to different recoveries than others, so it’s always best to get in touch with an experienced Lantana and Lake Worth wrongful death lawyer as soon as you begin thinking about pursuing a claim.
In order to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit in West Palm Beach, survivors of the diseased must establish an estate in the State of Florida. The estate is the legal entity that initiates any claim or pursues a Fort Lauderdale wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the statutory survivors as outlined by Florida law. The person in charge of the probate estate is called the personal representative, and it is that personal representative who must pursue the wrongful death lawsuit in Fort Lauderdale, in the name of the estate. Many times, law firms representing individuals in wrongful death law suits are unable to provide clients with the necessary legal services to establish an estate for a wrongful death claim. The West Palm Beach wrongful death lawyers at our law offices are able to take care of the establishment of the estate as well as pursue the litigation in the name of the estate. Typically, there is no fee to initiate this process, which is a necessary prerequisite to pursue any type of wrongful death claim. This, among other factors, distinguishes our law firm from other Palm Beach County Wrongful Death Attorneys who send these types of difficult cases to outside law firms.
A wrongful death lawsuit is emotionally and legally complex, requiring attorneys to carefully calculate the financial losses to the family over a lifetime of lost wages and missing care and companionship. That’s why families considering a wrongful death lawsuit should call the experienced Boca Raton personal injury attorneys at J. Scott Gunn, P.A. We have years of experience representing people who have suffered very serious losses because of someone else’s negligence, so we understand how to hold wrongdoers legally accountable. We also understand that our clients are going through a tough time, so we make sure to treat them with respect and sympathy and keep them well informed while aggressively pursuing fair, complete compensation.
If your family has suffered a wrongful death in Boca Raton call our West Palm Beach lawyers at J. Scott Gunn, P.A., for a free, confidential case evaluation. You can send us a message online or call us.