Wrongful Death

People sometimes lose their lives due to the negligent, reckless, or intentional acts of others—whether through car accidents, workplace accidents, slips and falls on unsafe premises, instances of medical malpractice, or even outright attacks. In addition, in Florida as elsewhere, people are killed every year by a variety of defective products. In all of those situations, Florida’s Wrongful Death Act enables certain people to file a wrongful death claim in the aftermath.

According to Florida's Wrongful Death Act, people who may seek financial compensation related to the death of a loved one include the spouse, children, and parents of the person who died. Other people who were dependent on that person for support may also file wrongful death claims. To find out whether you might have a valid wrongful death claim, please contact Esquenazi Law today for a free consultation.

Wrongful death claims are not an attempt to put a monetary value on someone’s life; rather, they represent an effort to compensate the survivors for the losses they themselves have suffered as a result of the untimely death. The claimants may therefore seek compensation for a variety of losses, including:

  • mental pain and suffering
  • funeral and burial expenses
  • the decedent’s future earnings
  • loss of services and companionship
  • loss of affection
  • loss of advice or training
  • loss of household services (that the decedent would have provided).

If you or someone you love lost a family member to an untimely death, you should contact an experienced Florida attorney who has successfully represented clients in wrongful death cases and is familiar with the particular requirements of such claims. Wrongful death claims raise unique issues related to proof of losses, and the underlying bases of different claims (such as product liability or medical malpractice) demand different types of analysis.

At the Miami Beach firm of Esquenazi Law, we focus on helping injury victims as well as families who lost loved ones through wrongful death. We realize that nothing can bring back a loved one; however, we are dedicated to helping the surviving family members recover compensation from those responsible. Our work also frequently prompts changes in policies and standards, leading to greater safety for all of us.

Our initial consultation is free, and we don’t get paid unless we obtain compensation for our clients.

To schedule a free consultation about a potential wrongful death case, please call (305) 532-1900, email info@esquenazilaw.com, or fill out and submit our “Contact Us” form. Please don’t delay; waiting too long may end your chances of receiving any compensation.