In the event that an accident is serious enough to cause catastrophic injuries or even death, it is crucial to contact a skilled personal injury lawyer who can guide you through the legal process.
An experienced Miami wrongful death attorney can help you understand your options for monetary compensation.
At Neufeld, Kleinberg & Pinkiert, PA, we have extensive experience representing clients through even the most complex personal injury cases. When you have lost a loved one due to an accident, it can be an emotionally challenging time in your life. When a family wage-earner is lost, it is necessary to consider the financial impact. A knowledgeable Florida attorney can guide you through the process of a wrongful death lawsuit while you focus on grieving your loss.
Wrongful death claims can involve any case in which a person has been fatally injured or killed due to the intentional or negligent acts of another person or party. Surviving immediate family members would be considered beneficiaries eligible to file a wrongful death claim. Some of the most common wrongful death claims we see include:
The state of Florida there is a limit to the amount of damages claimed that do not have a direct financial impact on beneficiaries, for example loss of companionship. That pain and suffering limit is $1 million for cases where medical practitioners are named as the defendants. For non-medical malpractice cases, that limit is raised to $1.5 million.
On the other hand, the amount of punitive damages that can be claimed is not capped by the state of Florida. Punitive damages are ordered by the court to make an example of or to discourage parties from continuing the behavior that caused the wrongful death.
Economic damages in a wrongful death claim in Florida may include:
One of the most common types of wrongful death claim involves fatal automobile accidents. Depending on the severity of the collision and the resulting injuries, an accident can ultimately prove fatal. Wrongful death can result from motorcycle accidents, boat accidents or truck accidents. It is the job of your attorney to provide the necessary strength and guidance as you face a challenging and emotional time in your life. Clients trust us to remove as much of the legal burden off their shoulders as possible, freeing them to grieve for as long as necessary.
If you have questions regarding wrongful death, we encourage you to contact Neufeld, Kleinberg & Pinkiert, PA. All cases are accepted on a contingency fee basis — if there is no recovery, you do not pay. Evening and weekend appointments are available for the convenience of our clients. Services offered in English, Spanish and Creole.