Wrongful Death Lawyer in Fort Lauderdale

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Wrongful Death Attorneys in Fort Lauderdale

When you have lost a loved one because of another person’s careless actions, the wrongful death attorneys at Wolf & Pravato understand how important it is to focus on the relationships you have. From distracted driving accidents to medical malpractice to mesothelioma, our team has handled wrongful death suits like yours before and can help you seek the compensation your family deserves.

We Help Families in Fort Lauderdale Make Sense of Wrongful Death Cases

These cases are quite different from other areas of personal injury law, which means it’s easy to become confused, especially in the days following an unexpected tragedy. Here at Wolf & Pravato, our Fort Lauderdale lawyer team will take the time to make sure you understand the ins and outs of your case so you feel comfortable each step of the way.

For starters, the personal representative of the estate of a deceased victim is authorized to file a suit against those responsible for the person’s death. Liability may arise for negligent, reckless, and intentional acts.

A wrongful death action is separate from criminal charges. A lawsuit does not impact a criminal proceeding and vice versa. This means that a victim’s family may sue a defendant acquitted of murder for damages.

These actions may be brought for either an intentional or unintentional act that causes an injury that results in death.

Guiding You Through the Sensitive Issues: Wrongful Death Damages

We can help you determine the compensation you and your family are entitled to seek through a lawsuit. In general, damages permitted for these cases in Florida include medical, hospital, funeral, and burial expenses, as well as compensation for the decedent’s pain and suffering, during any period of consciousness between the time of injury and death.

Losses suffered by the decedent’s spouse, children, or next of kin may also be accounted for, and include:

  • loss of financial support,
  • loss of service,
  • loss of gifts or other valuable gratuities,
  • loss of parental training and guidance,and
  • loss of society and companionship.

In these cases, unfortunately, there is sometimes jockeying between relatives to control the personal representative of the estate, such that they get to select the attorney and have greater influence over the distribution of any damages awarded. It can be very disruptive and unpleasant when families seem more concerned about how to divide the compensation than they are with the fact that they lost a loved one.

The wrongful death lawyers at Wolf and Pravato are here to offer guidance through these and all aspects of the suit, so that you can begin to move forward again.

We Represent Families in Fort Lauderdale in Wrongful Death Cases

The attorneys at Wolf and Pravato are based in Fort Lauderdale, but are here to help families of victims throughout South Florida. Justice is not automatic, so we are prepared to fight for you. Call us at 1-954-633-8270 today.

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Dawn Thomas


“I would highly recommend Wolf & Pravato. The whole team was highly professional and helpful. They kept me informed ever step of the way. That actually make you realize you are not just a number but a member of their family that they care what happens with your case. Thank You Richard Pravato and Betsy for all you have done to make this as painless as possible”.

Katherine K.

“Words cannot begin to explain the gratitude I have for Vincent and Richard Provato and their staff. I have taken a long and hard two year journey through recovering from my accident and they were there with me and for me every step of the way. If you can put your faith in anything, put it in this, that this firm did their job and never had me question their ability to do so once.

Tony Martorano, victim of a car accident

“The $1 million helped me pay my
medical bills and my UM coverage…”

Joan and Gordon Bedall

“The Wolf and Pravato Law firm really went to bat for my wife, who was in a horrible auto crash. Having someone on your side who truly cares about your well being the future good health is worth all the money in the world!

Kim JonesFort Lauderdale Wrongful Death Lawyer