Wrongful Death: Frequently Asked Questions
West Palm Beach Wrongful Death Attorney
For years, the dedicated staff at the Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo, P.A., has provided victims and their families with the aggressive representation needed to protect their interests and preserve their rights in cases of wrongful death or other catastrophic injuries caused by an act of negligence. Our firm is committed to delivering the highest level of personal service and professional ethics. Our dedication to seeing that justice is served has driven us to recover millions of dollars on behalf of our clients and their loved ones. If you have a parent, child, sibling or immediate family member who lost his or her life, at the hands of another, you may have grounds to file a wrongful death claim or lawsuit.
How do I know if I have grounds for a wrongful death claim?
The most effective way to determine whether you have grounds to file a wrongful death claim is to contact our firm. When you discuss the issue with our skilled West Palm Beach wrongful death attorney, we will be able to advise you of your rights and help you determine your eligibility to seek compensation for your losses. In simple terms, if you are a surviving family member whose loved one's death was caused by another person's reckless behavior, negligence, careless actions or intentional wrongdoing, you very likely have grounds for a wrongful death claim.
What types of damages can be sought in a wrongful death lawsuit?
No case our firm has managed is the same as any other case. Determining the types of damages that could be included in your wrongful death lawsuit requires a comprehensive knowledge of personal injury law. Once we complete a thorough investigation into the circumstances leading up to the death of your loved one, we will advise you as to whether you are eligible to seek financial compensation to cover pain and suffering, medical expenses, loss of future earnings, funeral costs, and other damages. The age of the decedent and the lost income over the estimated natural lifetime is part of the compensatory that will be sought.
Do I need to hire a West Palm Beach wrongful death lawyer?
While hiring a lawyer may is not mandatory, your chances of recovering the maximum damages for your case greatly increase when you have a West Palm Beach wrongful death lawyer representing your interests. To pursue justice after a loved one has fallen victim to medical negligence, nursing home abuse, a fatal car accident, or any other type of fatal injury, it is necessary to define negligence and prove wrongful death. Our firm will be able to access our respected resources and numerous professional experts, all of which can provide supporting evidence to prove your case and assist you seek all of the damages you are eligible to receive.
What if my loved one was a stay-at-home parent?
Not all wrongful death claims need to include income-related damages. There are a number of non-economic damages that can be awarded in wrongful death cases, including compensation to cover medical bills, funeral costs and other accident-related expenses. If you lost a stay-at-home parent, you can still take legal actions to pursue justice and recover damages for these expenses. Claims may also be filed after the wrongful death of a child or elderly family member who did not contribute to the financial aspects of the family.
What constitutes negligence in a wrongful death case?
Negligence is defined as any action, inaction or failure to act with proper care that leads to an injury to another person. Negligence is the most common grounds in wrongful death claims.
To find out if you may have grounds to pursue legal actions on behalf of your loved one, contact us right away.