Wrongful Death Lawyer in Boynton Beach, FL
A wrongful death claim is meant to provide compensation to the families of those killed due the the negligent actions of others. When a loved one dies, families can be left with financial burdens due to medical and funeral costs, as well as lost income that their loved one would have provided. In addition, families can be left with the uncertainty of how to move forward without a family member. While no amount of money can bring back someone you love, no family should have to shoulder financial burden due to the negligent actions of another.
Wrongful death claims can arise following a negligent, reckless, careless or intentional acts by another person or business entity that rested in the death of a loved one. In Boynton Beach, a wrongful death lawsuit can be filed by the victim’s survivors or by a representative for the family. The Boynton Beach wrongful death lawyers from Wolf & Pravato can assist you in filing your lawsuit against the responsible party or parties in order to get your family the compensation they deserve.
The negligent party responsible for the death of your loved one may be sued for wrongful death in civil court as well as brought to stand trial in a Boynton Beach criminal court, if it is determined that his or her actions were criminally negligent. Criminal prosecution and wrongful death lawsuits are not mutually exclusive. Additionally, the standard of proof in wrongful death claims is lower than that for a criminal case. It can be easier to win a wrongful death case than it is to get a conviction in a criminal case.
Damages in Boynton Beach Wrongful Death Claims
In a wrongful death lawsuit, a victim’s family can be awarded economic damages for financial losses as a result of the accident. A family can recover damages for medical expenses, funeral costs, loss of the victim’s future earnings, loss of benefits such as pensions and insurance, loss of inheritance and loss of goods and services.
Additionally, non-economic damages can be awarded in a Boynton Beach wrongful death lawsuit. These include pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of care, guidance , love, society, consortium and companionship. Non-economic damages can harder to calculate than economic damages because an exact dollar amount cannot be placed on them. In order to ensure you and your family receive the compensation you deserve following the loss of your loved one, contact an experienced Boynton Beach wrongful death attorney from Wolf & Pravato. Justice is not automatic; we will fight for you.
Boynton Beach Wrongful Death Lawyers
The Boynton Beach attorneys at Wolf & Pravato help families recover damages after the wrongful death of a loved one. If a family member or another loved one has died due to the negligence of another person in West Palm Beach, please contact our West Palm Beach wrongful death lawyers for a consultation – 1-954-633-8270.