Wrongful Death Lawyers in Hollywood, FL
Accident Attorneys serving all of Florida, including Palm Beach County, Broward County & Miami-Dade County.
Coping with the death of a loved one can be one of the most tragic times in our lives. Wrongful death accidents can cause financial devastation, emotional distress, and loss of support or guidance from a parental figure for many people. Each state varies with its statute of limitations in this area, so it is critical to take action immediately. Whether a victim has suffered medical malpractice resulting in death, a fatal car accident due to negligence, or an intentional death, Scher and Scher Law Group, P.A. is here for you.
How do you prove wrongful death?
There are a few core elements that are needed to prove a wrongful death claim in court. While the evidence presented may be sufficient in proving your case, it does not always guarantee a settlement.
Duty of care: The Plaintiff must prove that the defendant did not exercise due care, such as the rules of the road resulting in a car accident and a deceased party.
Breach of duty of care: Once duty of care is established, the Plaintiff must prove how the defendant did not exercise the duty of care owed to the deceased.
Causation: The information mentioned above is not sufficient until the Plaintiff proves that the defendant directly caused the death of the victim.
In order to prove the key elements needed to successfully handle a wrongful death suit, you will need skilled and experienced lawyers in the field. Our caring and driven lawyers at Scher and Scher are here for you when you need us to take on a wrongful death lawsuit.
Some fatal circumstances typically involved in wrongful death lawsuits include:
Motor vehicle accident
In any case, the lawyers at Scher and Scher are ready to handle your loved one’s wrongful death lawsuit while you take your time to mourn and heal. It’s important to receive help with your case quickly, due to the statute of limitations. However, we understand how hard it can be to ask for that help. At Scher and Scher, we are willing to take all of the pressure off of your back in order for you to receive the financial compensation that you deserve for not only your lost wages, but for the taxing mental anguish that comes with a tragic event.
Can family sue for wrongful death?
Those who are directly affected by the deceased’s passing are able to file for a lawsuit. Though this varies from state to state, the following groups are usually who are allowed to file for wrongful death:
Domestic partner/spouse/financial dependent
Distant family (grandparents/brothers/sisters)
Whoever may suffer from financial losses
Whether the wrongful death was a result of a medical malpractice, a car accident, and slip and fall, a construction accident, etc. the lawyers at Scher and Scher will guide you in seeking justice during this difficult time. Our lawyers have extensive experience in the area of wrongful death and understand the difficulties that come with proceeding with legal action after losing a loved one.
Who gets the money in a wrongful death lawsuit?
Whoever files for a wrongful death lawsuit may receive the settlement. This person is typically who is named on the deceased’s estate, however, spouses/partners, sisters/brothers, and other relatives are able to file for a wrongful death lawsuit. Wrongful death can stem from a multitude of accidents such as medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, work accidents, boating accidents, etc. In 2017, the CDC recorded 169,936 unintentional deaths in the United States.
Wrongful death attorney in Hollywood, FL
The lawyers at Scher and Scher Law Group, P.A. are committed to helping, caring for, and being attentive to each individual case that we take on. If your loved one has passed in the event of wrongful death accident, give Scher and Scher a call to take the pressure of seeking justice. Our team’s consistent drive and passion is what has promoted our faithfulness in the work we do. If you’re in Palm Beach, Broward, Or Miami-Dade county, visit the offices of Scher and Scher Law Group, P.A. for a free case review as well as the support of experienced wrongful death lawyers.
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