Boynton Beach Wrongful Death Accidents
Have you lost a loved one in an unexpected and tragic accident? Was the accident caused by the fault of another party? If so, serving Boynton Beach, wrongful death attorney Jarrett Blakeley understands the pain and shock that you are going through, and wants to help you recover the compensation that you are likely entitled to. When the death of a loved one would not have occurred but for the wrongful act of another, you may have a cause of action for a wrongful death lawsuit. Here is what you need to know:What Warrants a Wrongful Death Action?
Under Florida 2015 Statutes section 768.19, an individual has a right of action to file a wrongful death claim when, "the death of a person is caused by the wrongful act, negligence, default, or breach of contract or warranty of any person." This means that if your loved one's death would not have occurred but for another person's irresponsible, illegal, or dangerous actions, you can file a wrongful death lawsuit directly against that party.Who may Be Found At-Fault in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
Sometimes, who is at-fault in a wrongful death lawsuit is not always clear. In many cases, you can file the lawsuit against multiple parties, including any persons/entities who had a role in your loved one's death. This may include:
- A private company
- An employee of a business
- An individual
- An employer
- A property owner
- The manufacturer of a product or drug
- The distributor of a product or drug
- A public entity
Boynton Beach wrongful death attorneys can help you to explore all of the possible parties who may be held liable for your loved one's fatal injuries, including any parties not mentioned above.What Damages Can I Recover?
The types and amount of damages that you can recover in a wrongful death lawsuit varies on a case-by-case basis; consult with Boynton Beach wrongful death lawyers before filing your claim to get a better idea of what you may be able to recover. Generally, however, damages are available for:
- Your own pain and suffering
- The deceased lost wages
- Loss of companionship and protection
- Loss of guidance and parenting
- Medical expenses
- Funeral and burial expenses
If property damages occurred during the fatal accident (i.e. if the accident resulting in death was a car accident), then you can recover compensation for this damages type as well.Why You Need a Boynton Beach Wrongful Death Lawyer on Your Side
Filing a wrongful death claim can be worth your time and energy, but can also be very complex, especially if you do not have a background in the law. To ensure that everything goes as smoothly as possible when filing your claim, you are encouraged to reach out to a wrongful death attorney serving Boynton Beach. Wrongful death attorney Jarrett Blakeley of the Blakeley Law Firm, P.A. is ready to discuss your claim with you today. To schedule your free case consultation to gather more information about whether or not filing a claim is within your best interest, call us at 954-253-9445.