Wrongful Death

Miami Lakes Wrongful Death Lawyer

Losing a loved one is a painful thing to go through, and its consequences are psychological, emotional, and financial. The team at Steszewski Law is committed to providing both compassionate support and high-quality legal representation to help you and your family. Attorney Jonathan Steszewski brings over 12 years of experience that can be at your disposal. 

Call our Miami Lakes office to schedule a free consultation with our wrongful death lawyer. We can be reached at (888) 342-6840 or right here online.

What Is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

A wrongful death lawsuit seeks to hold accountable those whose negligence or misconduct has resulted in the death of your loved one. It is important to note that a wrongful death lawsuit differs from a murder case in that it is a civil action rather than a criminal prosecution. Furthermore, unlike other personal injury cases, a wrongful death lawsuit is specifically focused on seeking justice and compensation for the surviving family members, rather than the party who was involved in the accident. 

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Florida law allows the personal representative of the deceased person's estate to bring forth a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the surviving family members. If the person has not named a personal representative in their will or in a comprehensive estate plan, then the state of Florida provides a hierarchy of people who are eligible to bring forth the lawsuit. 

The legal team at our Miami Lakes office can provide guidance and support in determining the appropriate party to bring forth the lawsuit based on the specific circumstances of your case.

Damages in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

The financial damages that can be pursued in a wrongful death lawsuit are meant to compensate for both tangible and intangible losses 

Compensation for medical and funeral expenses is a fundamental aspect of wrongful death lawsuits. This includes reimbursement for all reasonable medical costs incurred as a result of the injury leading to the death, as well as funeral and burial expenses. 

For instance, if the deceased received medical treatment before succumbing to their injuries, the family may seek reimbursement for those expenses. Similarly, funeral and burial costs, including services, caskets, and cemetery fees, can be included in the damages sought.

Furthermore, the loss of financial support represents a significant component of damages. This accounts for the economic contributions that the deceased would have provided to their family had they survived. 

Examples of financial losses include: 

  • Loss of income: The most direct way a person can suffer the loss of financial support is through the sudden absence of the deceased's income, including their salary, wages, or business profits.
  • Benefits and pension: If the deceased was receiving retirement benefits or pension, the surviving family members may experience the loss of this financial support, either now or in the future. 
  • Child support: If the deceased was responsible for providing child support or alimony, the surviving family members, particularly the children and custodial parent, may suffer the loss of this financial assistance.
  • Investments and savings: The wrongful death of a loved one may lead to a loss of financial support through the depletion of investments, savings, or other financial resources that would have contributed to the family's financial stability and security.

Finally, loss of companionship is another key element of damages in wrongful death cases. This acknowledges the emotional and psychological impact of losing a loved one, resulting in the deprivation of the guidance, companionship, and nurturing relationships that the deceased would have provided.

While money can never make up for the loss of a loved one, the legal system must offer some recourse for those who are dealing with the pain of an unexpected and avoidable death. Financial compensation is that recourse. 

Call Our Wrongful Death Lawyer Today

If you’ve suffered the loss of a loved one, you have the deepest sympathies of all at our Miami Lakes office. We’ve worked with more than our share of clients dealing with this kind of loss, and we know it can be a difficult time. 

We’re here to help. Steszewski Law takes these types of cases on contingency, meaning we only get paid if we secure a settlement for you. 

Our office serves clients from Hialeah, Doral, Kendall, Pembroke Pines, Miramar, West Miami, Miami, and the surrounding areas. Call (888) 342-6840 today.

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