Wrongful death and compensation: What you need to know
You may be entitled to collect damages in a wrongful death case to cover economic and non-economic losses. Compensation for economic damages includes medical and funeral costs, lost wages, lost funds from insurance or retirement, and other financial losses. Non-economic damages includes pain and suffering, loss of supervision and guidance, loss of consortium and other emotional or quality of life losses.
In cases involving malice or extremely reckless behavior, a court may award punitive damages (which are meant to punish the negligent individual or entity).
How a West Palm Beach wrongful death lawyer can help
Each wrongful death case is unique, and most cases are complex. If you're represented by our firm, a Florida wrongful death lawyer will vigorously represent your interests. We have access to top experts who can help build a winning wrongful case.
A wrongful death case may involve pursuing compensation for the following losses:
- Medical expenses related to the injury
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of future earnings
- Punitive damages
Depending on the wrongful death case, we generally consult with medical experts, accident reconstruction specialists, law enforcement and experts with knowledge in specific fields. One of our goals is to document how the negligent parties should be held accountable for the damage they have caused.
Contact an experienced wrongful death lawyer in West Palm Beach
Choose a wrongful death lawyer in West Palm Beach who can help you build the strongest possible claim. Call (800) 608-2965 today. At Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A., we put experience and resources to work for families who need wrongful death representation. Your consultation is free. There is no obligation. Contact us today.