Boca Raton Wrongful Death Lawyers
Compassionate Attorneys Work to Secure Compensation and Justice for Families with Wrongful Death Cases in Palm Beach County
Losing a loved one as a result of somebody else’s negligent, reckless, or wrongful behavior will itself inflict serious pain and grief on you and your family. But when the loss of your loved one causes you and your family to strain under financial burdens, you and your family shouldn’t have to deal with those consequences. Instead, you deserve to hold those responsible for your loved one’s death accountable to provide you and your family with financial compensation not only for your monetary losses but also to give you and your family and your departed loved one justice. At Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A. our Boca Raton wrongful death lawyers work tirelessly to handle the heavy lifting of a wrongful death claim so that you and your family can focus on grieving for your loved one.
Even though no amount of money can replace what you’ve lost, we still aggressively pursue fair and full compensation from those whose actions or omissions caused your loved one’s untimely passing. Contact us today to set up a no-cost initial case review to learn more about how our firm can pursue a wrongful death claim on behalf of your family.
Who May File a Wrongful Death Claim in Boca Raton, FL?
Although the loss of your loved one affects your whole family, Florida law has very specific rules on who may file a wrongful death claim and who can recover compensation in that claim. In Florida, only the personal representative of the estate of the deceased individual may file a wrongful death claim — the personal representative is typically the executor or administrator of the estate.
The personal administrator files a wrongful death claim to recover compensation on behalf of certain family members of the deceased individual, including:
- A surviving spouse
- Surviving children
- Surviving parents
- Any other blood relatives or adoptive siblings who were dependent, in whole or in part, on the deceased individual for financial support or other services
Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A. Fights to Make Sure Your Family Get the Accountability and Maximum Compensation You Deserve for Your Loved One’s Passing
Our Boca Raton wrongful death lawyers know that no amount of money we can obtain for you in a wrongful death claim will bring your loved one back or truly make up for the depth of your loss. However, that doesn’t stop our firm from fighting to get you and your family maximum compensation in your wrongful death case. You can expect that our lawyers will aggressively pursue full financial recovery for all the damages that are recoverable under Florida’s wrongful death statute, including for:
- The lost financial support and value of household services your loved one provided to your home and your family
- The loss of your loved one’s companionship, guidance, protection, and society
- Emotional pain and suffering
In addition, we can help your family pursue a survival claim through your loved one’s estate for compensation for damages such as:
- Costs of medical treatment for last injury or illness
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Conscious pain and suffering experienced by your loved one prior to his or her death
- Lost wages and income and benefits your loved one would have earned
Although your family’s recovery in your wrongful death claim can vary greatly depending on your loved one’s financial contributions to your family, no matter what your loved one’s circumstances were prior to his or her death, our firm will fight to get you and your family justice and closure for your loss.
Schedule a Free Case Review with a Boca Raton Wrongful Death Attorney at Gonzalez & Cartwright Today
If you and your family have lost a loved one due to the negligent, reckless, or wrongful acts of another party, let the wrongful death attorneys of Gonzalez & Cartwright fight to get you and your family the financial compensation and justice that you deserve. Contact our firm today to schedule a free, no-obligation initial consultation with our Boca Raton personal injury lawyer to discuss your family’s legal rights and options and to learn more about how we can help you and your family secure maximum recovery and obtain some measure of closure for your loss.
About Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton is a city in Palm Beach County, Florida. Boca Raton is known as one of the wealthiest communities in Florida, with numerous mansions, country clubs, and yachts located in the. Boca Raton is also a significant business center, with many financial companies, law firms, and corporations such as Office Depot and ADT having offices in the city. Boca Raton is also home to the main campus of Florida Atlantic University, which currently sits on the site of a former military radar training base.
Frequently Asked Questions about Wrongful Death in Boca Raton
The length of time that any wrongful death action will take can depend on several factors, including the strength of your legal case and the amount of damages you and your family have suffered. If liability is not an issue in your case, it may be possible to settle your claim in a matter of months. However, if the at-fault party contests his/her/its liability, it may become necessary to file suit in court to pursue your claim, at which point the length of the case depends on the schedule of the court, but can take as many as two to three years if you claim goes all the way to trial.
A wrongful death action is intended to compensate the family and heirs of a person who dies due to someone’s wrongful acts for the family members’ losses, including the loss of their deceased loved one’s financial contributions to the family, services to the household, and his or her companionship, guidance, and society. On the other hand, a survival action is a claim for damages that the deceased individual could have brought had he or she survived, including for costs of last injury or illness, lost wages, and conscious pain and suffering experienced before death.