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