One of the hardest things we face in life is a loved one’s death. What can make the situation worse is when another party’s negligence caused your loved one’s death. If someone you loved died in an accident, you may be able to recover compensation for damages.
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can help you pursue compensation through a wrongful death action. You may be eligible to recover compensation for funeral expenses, pain and suffering, and other damages. Get a free case consultation and secure help from a wrongful death lawyer in Coconut Creek, FL. Call us at 1-800-747-3733.
Investigating Your Loved One’s Wrongful Death
Wrongful death cases may stem from many types of accidents, including:
- Car accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Construction accidents
- Swimming pool accidents
- Premises liability
- Nursing home abuse or neglect
- Medical malpractice
Our team can review the circumstances of your loved one’s death to determine which party to hold responsible for damages. The liable party depends on the type of case and the details of your accident. Other drivers, property owners, medical professionals, caregivers, product manufacturers, and many others may be liable parties in a wrongful death case.
During our investigation, we can build a strong case by securing evidence that supports your case for compensation. Some types of evidence we may gather to establish liability for wrongful death include:
- An accident report (e.g., a police report of a car accident, an incident report from a slip and fall, etc.)
- Statements from eyewitnesses
- Video footage of the accident, if it exists
- Photographs of the accident scene
When necessary, we ask accident reconstruction specialists to investigate vehicle accidents to determine cause and fault for the accidents. We also enlist the help of medical professionals to give expert opinions that may further strengthen a wrongful death case.
Your loved one’s medical records can be an essential type of evidence that can strengthen your wrongful death case.
Your loved one’s medical records can show the type of injuries your loved one suffered and the medical treatment your loved one received prior to death. In medical malpractice cases, the documents may demonstrate how a doctor’s negligence contributed to your loved one’s death.
Call us today at 1-800-747-3733 to get help from a wrongful death lawyer in Coconut Creek, FL. We can help you retrieve medical records and compile the records to use as evidence in your case.
Proving Negligence in a Wrongful Death Case
To recover compensation in a wrongful death claim requires us to prove how the at-fault party’s negligence caused your loved one’s death. We use the evidence we secure in our investigation to prove four elements of liability:
- The defendant had a duty to exercise reasonable care and avoid causing your loved one harm.
- The defendant violated this duty of care; i.e., was negligent.
- The defendant’s negligence caused your loved one to suffer a fatal injury.
- You suffered damages because of your loved one’s death.
Recoverable Damages in a Wrongful Death Case
We can evaluate your case and identify the various types of damages your family suffered because of your loved one’s death. Although each wrongful death case is unique and case value varies from case to case, Florida Statutes § 768.21 outlines common types of damages in wrongful death cases:
- Medical expenses
- Funeral and burial costs
- Loss of your loved one’s financial support
- Loss of companionship
- Pain and suffering
At The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we make sure we cover all of the damages that your family suffered so you can recover the compensation you deserve.
Statute of Limitations for Wrongful Death Cases
You have only two years from the date of your loved one’s death to file a wrongful death lawsuit under Florida Statutes § 95.11. Do not wait too long and miss the opportunity to pursue a lawsuit. Further, waiting too long may jeopardize certain types of evidence like eyewitness testimony or some accident-related records.
So, call a wrongful death lawyer in Coconut Creek, FL at The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine to get started today. The sooner you call, the sooner we can begin our investigation and begin building your case.
Contact The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine Today
We know that money cannot replace your loved one, but we will protect your right to pursue compensation that can help you recover your financial losses.
Call us at 1-800-747-3733 for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.