Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Plantation, the Palm Beaches and the Florida Keys
Losing a loved one in an accident often results in significant financial difficulty for surviving family members. During this time, you are entitled to grieve and should be allowed space to deal with your loss in whatever way you see fit. However, it is important to remember that a loved one’s death may result in more than emotional losses, and you need a compassionate wrongful death attorney on your side who can handle the practical considerations while you take time to heal.Damages Sought in Wrongful Death Cases
- End of life medical and burial expenses
- Projected future income
- Projected financial contributions such as mortgage and college tuition
- Projected retirement income
These damages are based on actual projections and can provide an accurate view of financial losses faced by surviving family members. Attorney Lipsky will work directly with your family and conduct all necessary investigations to determine these types of economic damages.
Noneconomic damages can be much harder to quantify. These include loss of a loved one, loss of partnership, loss of community, and emotional pain and suffering. In the state of Florida, noneconomic damages are capped at various levels depending on who is held liable for your loved one’s untimely death. This is something that can be discussed in greater detail during your initial consultation at one of our South Florida office locations.Who can File Suit?
Wrongful death lawsuits can be filed by direct family members such as spouses, children, and parents. In some instances, these cases can also be filed by grandchildren, siblings, and other relatives or dependents. The best way to determine if you are entitled to file suit is by discussing your case with Attorney Lipsky. You have two years from the date of death to file a lawsuit in Florida, but we recommend visiting one of our Broward County offices sooner rather than later. We are prepared to take your case as far as necessary to ensure your family gets justice, but will be better able to serve your needs if we can get to work on your case immediately.
If you lost a loved one in any type of accident anywhere in Florida, including Miami, Fort Lauderdale, the Palm Beaches or the Florida Keys, we urge you to CONTACT the Law Offices of Joseph I. Lipsky, P.A., either ONLINE or by CALLING us:
(888) FLA-LAW8 - Toll Free
(954) 693-0073 - Fort Lauderdale - Plantation
(305) 821-7333 - Miami-Dade
(561) 514-3535 - Palm Beaches
(305) 296-6300 - Florida Keys
to arrange for your FREE NO OBLIGATION CONSULTATION. The call and personal injury consultation are FREE, so do not delay in calling to find out about your legal rights.