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Wrongful Death

Coral Gables Wrongful Death Lawyer

If you lost a loved one in a car accident, by medical malpractice, or from a catastrophic injury, we understand that no amount of compensation will ever be able to make up for your loss. Not only will you have to deal with the pain and suffering that comes from a death in the family, but you could have to struggle under the added financial burden as well. Medical expenses that were incurred before their death, funeral and burial costs, and lost wages can prove to be too much to handle.

After the death of a family member, the last thing you want to deal with is the legal ramifications of filing a wrongful death claim. However, by allowing our team at Mesa Law Firm to help, you could focus on yourself and your family while we take care of the legal aspects of the case. It is important to hold the negligent party responsible for what they have done to you and your family. Not only that, but filing a wrongful death lawsuit could also help prevent the same tragedy from happening again.

Defining the Elements of Your Case

Every wrongful death claim that is made in the state of Florida must include a very specific set of elements if the case is to be successful. The elements that must be included are as follows:

  • The death of a person
  • The death was caused by another person's negligence, or with the intent to cause harm
  • The survival of one or more family members who are now suffering monetarily as a result of the death
  • The appointment of a personal representative for the decedent's estate

From motor vehicle accidents, to medical malpractice, and even criminal behavior, a wrongful death claim can be made in a number of different situations and should be handled with nothing but the highest level of professional care.

Frequently Asked Questions About Wrongful Death Claims

At the Mesa Law Firm, we understand that the need to make a wrongful death claim can bring with it a number of questions and concerns, none of which should be dismissed. Therefore, we encourage individuals who are seeking more information about wrongful death claims to contact a Coral Gables personal injury lawyer from our firm to learn more.

To help you better understand the legalities of wrongful death claims, we have provided answers to some of the questions that we receive most frequently from the individuals who seek out our firm for help with a case involving wrongful death. Review the questions and answers listed below, and then feel free to contact our office to speak personally with a Coral Gables attorney from our team.

Does a wrongful death case have to be brought to court before the person dies?
Not necessarily. If it can be proven that the injured / deceased person passed away as a result of the injuries that he or she sustained in the accident under review, then the heirs of the deceased individual can continue with the lawsuit. In such cases, the heirs of the deceased person can still recover money through the lawsuit.

Can I file a lawsuit for the pain and suffering that my loved one experienced before their death?
Yes. The pain and suffering that precedes the death of a person whose life was claimed in an incident of wrongful death can be cause for legal action. After the victimized individual has passed away, his or her family can still pursue a legal claim / lawsuit for the pain and suffering that their loved one was made to endure prior to death.

How do I know if I'm supposed to file a civil or criminal case for wrongful death?
The best way make this determination is by enlisting the help of a Coral Gables personal injury lawyer from our office. However, there are also other indications that you can look for in order to figure out whether a civil or criminal lawsuit is right for you. In general, a criminal case will be filed for instances in which the government seeks to punish an individual for an act that has been classified as a crime. A civil case, on the other hand, will be filed when there is a dispute over the duties that were owed between individuals and / or organizations. Typically, the burden of proof will be much higher in criminal cases, whereas civil cases are more recognized for the monetary judgments that they can yield.

More questions?
If you have questions beyond those which have been addressed above, then you can contact a personal injury attorney at the Mesa Law Firm. Our legal team is on hand to help you resolve your concerns and get answers to your questions, so don't hesitate to call us today for a free consultation with an attorney at the office.

Let us help your family fight for justice!

Please, do not waste any time in contacting our firm if your family was the victim of a wrongful death. We will fight tirelessly to protect your best interests so that you are able to have peace of mind knowing that you did all you could to stand up for your loved one. If you would like to learn more about our law firm and how we could help resolve your unique case, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. If you lost a loved one, please contact a Coral Gables injury attorney from our firm.

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