Boca Raton Fatal Car Accident Lawyer
The horror over the sudden death of a loved one in a car accident cannot be described; there is almost no tragedy quite like it. The loss is horrible enough, but it can be made even more so if the death was caused by the carelessness of someone else. Families are left with a sense of anger and immense grief over their lost family member.
No amount of money could ever bring your lost loved one back to you, but filing a wrongful death claim against those responsible for the wrongful death can leave you with a sense of justice.
A Boca Raton fatal car accident lawyer with the Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo can investigate the death of your loved one to determine whether there is a case for wrongful death. We will identify those responsible, provide you with legal advice, and work tirelessly to bring those responsible to justice.
Boca Raton Wrongful Death Compensation
It might seem strange to seek damages for your loved one’s death, but if someone else caused it, you deserve compensation. Florida law allows for wrongful death compensation so surviving family members don’t have to suffer additional pain as a result of the financial burden placed on them by the death of their family member.
The following is a list of damages your attorney can seek compensation for on your behalf:
- Loss of protection and guidance
- Loss of companionship and love
- Medical costs
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of future earnings
- Punitive damages
- Financial support
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Florida?
Only the representative of the deceased person’s estate can file a wrongful death lawsuit in Florida. However, the representative usually does so on behalf of the deceased’s family members. The representative is usually appointed in a will or estate plan, but if not, the court will appoint a representative.
The following family members can receive damages from a Boca Raton fatal car wreck claim:
- Any blood relative or adoptive sibling who is wholly or partially dependent on the deceased
Another tricky Florida wrongful death law to note: If a child is born to parents who aren’t married, the child can recover damages from the death of his or her mother, but he or she can only recover damages from the father if he formally recognized the child as his own.
Call a Boca Raton Fatal Car Crash Lawyer Today
Every wrongful death case is unique, and contacting an attorney can relieve you of some of your burden and ensure that you will have a team dedicated to getting you monetary justice for your loss. Statutes of limitation apply to wrongful death cases, so it’s important for an attorney to file your claim within a certain time frame.
The attorneys at the Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo are ready to discuss your case with you during this difficult time. Simply call 561-659-6366 or fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page to speak with a Boca Raton fatal car accident lawyer.