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Compassionate Fort Lauderdale Lawyer Advocates for you in a Wrongful Death Claim

Recovering compensation for grieving South Florida families for more than four decades

The untimely death of a loved one is one of the worst things that a person can endure, especially when this tragedy is coupled with the fact that the death was caused by someone else’s carelessness. On top of the grief, a family is often met with an unexpected financial burden. The Law Offices of Randolph W. Adams in Fort Lauderdale can fight for justice and compensation after a wrongful death stemming from a car or truck accident, medical malpractice, slip and fall, dangerous product or other cause, to help you move forward. I am dedicated to holding negligent parties responsible for the harm they cause.

Knowledgeable law firm explains who can file a claim

Florida’s wrongful death statute allows certain family members to recover compensation when their loved one’s death is the result of a “wrongful act, negligence, default or breach of contract.” The personal representative of the decedent files the lawsuit on behalf of certain family members, such as:

  • The decedent’s surviving spouse
  • The decedent’s parents
  • The decedent’s child if his or her parents were married
  • The decedent’s child if the decedent was the mother
  • The decedent’s child if the decedent was the father and the child was born to unmarried parents and the father formally recognized the child as his own and was legally obligated to provide financial support to the child
  • A blood relative or adoptive sibling who was entirely or partially dependent on the deceased for economic support or services

I can discuss your particular circumstances and the types of damages to which you may be entitled.

Accomplished attorney helps clients obtain appropriate damages after a fatal incident

Taking steps to obtain compensation from a liable party after a fatality might be difficult for surviving loved ones. My firm advises clients on the damages that are available in wrongful death claims and the ways in which various aspects of their loss can be addressed. Florida law allows family members to collect compensation for funeral expenses, emotional pain, absence of household services and the loss of companionship related to the victim’s death. The personal representative of the decedent’s estate may bring an action for income and benefits the decedent would have earned as well as final expenses that were covered by the estate.

Contact a passionate wrongful death lawyer for a free consultation

For more than four decades, South Florida residents have turned to the Law Offices of Randolph W. Adams in Fort Lauderdale for help after a wrongful death. I realize that nothing can bring back your loved one. However, you can take legal steps to protect yourself and your family and seek the justice you deserve after such a devastating loss.  For assistance, call me at 954-660-6644 or contact me online to schedule a free consultation.

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  • Fort Lauderdale Office
    150 S.E. 12th Street
    Suite 400
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316
    Phone: 954-527-5307
    Fax: 954-527-5316
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