If you feel that wrongful conduct resulted in the death of someone close to you, call the experienced wrongful death attorneys at the Law Offices of Jose M. Francisco. Located in Miami, we stand ready to offer compassionate assistance and powerful representation in a legal action against the negligent parties. As difficult as things may be for the survivors at a time like this, your first step should be to determine the personal representative who is authorized to bring a lawsuit on behalf of the estate of the deceased and determine which persons or entities should be named in a wrongful death suit. As your wrongful death attorney, we’ll also help you claim compensation for medical expenses, funeral expenses, loss of income, and help determine the value on the decedent’s contribution to his or her family finances and relationships. When you hire us, we can also determine whether damages to punish the defendant should be sought. You may be able to receive compensation for medical expenses, along with the compensation of your loved one’s lost wages and the loss of your loved one’s companionship. Any individual with a negligence, malpractice, or wrongful death case in Miami or South Florida should consult a lawyer from The Law Offices of Jose M. Francisco to determine what law or laws apply to them and what damages can be recovered.
Damages in Wrongful Death Cases
Monetary compensation for damages may be recovered in a wrongful death action depending on the particular facts of the case. Damages can include sorrow, loss of companionship, loss of income, and grief. In wrongful death cases, it is common to calculate earnings the victim would have received from the time of death through the remaining years that person was expected to live in order to determine future lost earnings. As your wrongful death lawyer, we can also determine whether damages to punish the wrongdoer are available.