South Florida Wrongful Death Lawyer
Supportive Accidental Death Attorney Dayle Lopez Pursues Justice for Families Who Have Lost Loved Ones Due to the Wrongful Acts of Others in Coral Gables, Miami, the Florida Keys, Miami-Dade County, Central Florida, North Florida, and Throughout the State
Losing a loved one is already a painful experience for any family. However, the pain of your family’s loss may be compounded by anger if your loved one’s death was caused by the negligence or wrongful acts of another party. If someone else bears responsibility for your loved one’s passing, your family may be entitled to recover financial compensation for the losses you have suffered and hopefully offer some amount of justice for your loved one’s avoidable death. Turn to a South Florida wrongful death lawyer from DLopez Law Firm for help in pursuing your family’s rights.
Our firm strives to provide grieving families with compassionate legal representation during this difficult time. When you choose us to represent your family in your wrongful death claim, you and your family will have full access to your attorney, who will handle your case from intake all the way through obtaining financial recovery and accountability from those responsible for your loved one’s death. Our firm also has a special focus on representing clients from the Hispanic and immigrant communities in South Florida, offering a fully bilingual staff to help our clients feel comfortable working with us.
Why You Should Consult With a Truly Compassionate Attorney at the DLopez Law Firm
Attorney Lopez decided to open her business because she saw that there are thousands of injury law firms in South Florida, but that most of them are operated like large mills. Meaning that after a client hires them, they are handed off to an assistant who simply relays messages and maintains the attorney’s caseload. It’s clear that in situations like this, the attorneys don’t have the time to truly get to know their clients and will often then handle their cases without any regard for the way they permanently impact their clients’ lives. Ms. Lopez recognized a need for a different kind of law firm, one that takes us back to the roots of personalized service and a compassionate approach to people’s unique situations.
DLopez Law Firm has been established as a small, boutique business. Clients are selected carefully to make sure that our resources are allocated to the right cases at the right time. We maintain a close personal relationship with our clients and their families throughout every step of the legal process. We do not stop fighting until our clients are compensated fully for their injuries or for the injuries of their loved ones.
When your family has lost a loved one due to the wrongful acts of another, reach out to DLopez Law Firm for a free initial case review to speak with an accident death attorney in Coral Gables, FL about your family’s legal options for seeking accountability and justice.
How a South Florida Wrongful Death Lawyer from DLopez Law Firm Can Demand Accountability for Your Loved One’s Passing
Although no amount of money can bring your loved one back after they have passed away because of the wrongful acts of another party, your family still deserves financial compensation to help you recover from the loss of your loved one and to hopefully provide your family with some small measure of justice.
When you choose DLopez Law Firm to help your family, you can expect your South Florida wrongful death lawyer to take the time to get to know you and understand your needs and concerns. This helps our firm pursue a case strategy tailored towards obtaining the results your family deserves. We will leave no stone unturned in fighting to hold those responsible for your loved one’s death accountable, including aggressively pursuing maximum financial recovery for you at the negotiating table, or advocating on your family’s behalf in court and at trial if necessary.
What Are Some Common Causes of Wrongful Death?
At DLopez Law Firm, our firm can help you obtain financial recovery and justice for your loved one’s passing from accidents and incidents such as:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Bus accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home negligence
- Work accidents
- Premises liability accident
- Product liability accidents
- And more
What Can Your Family Recover in a Wrongful Death Case?
In a wrongful death claim in South Florida, you and your family may be able to recover compensation for expenses and losses that you have incurred due to your loved one’s passing. Types of compensation available in wrongful death cases include:
- Loss of a deceased family member’s companionship, care, and affection
- Loss of a decedent’s guidance, instruction, and support
- Loss of a decedent’s financial contributions to the family and the value of the services the decedent performed around the household
- Surviving family members’ emotional pain and distress
- Medical and funeral/burial expenses paid directly by surviving family members
In addition to providing financial recovery for surviving family members, a decedent’s estate may also be entitled to recover compensation for expenses and losses that the decedent or their estate incurred, including:
- Outstanding medical bills/invoices incurred to treat the decedent’s final injury or illness
- Loss of wages/income suffered by the decedent from the onset of the wrongfully inflicted injury or illness to the date of the decedent’s death
- The loss of savings and growth of the value of the decedent’s estate
- Funeral and burial expenses paid by the decedent’s estate
- Conscious pain and suffering experienced by the decedent
While compensation for surviving family member’s losses may be paid directly to the family members, compensation for a decedent’s own expenses and losses incurred prior to their death or the expenses incurred by the decedent’s estate are paid to the estate and distributed according to the decedent’s will or state law.
Contact Our Firm for a Free Case Evaluation to Speak With a South Florida Wrongful Death Lawyer about Your Family’s Rights
If your family has had a loved one pass away due to the wrongful acts of another, contact DLopez Law firm for a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss how a South Florida wrongful death lawyer can help your family recover accountability and justice. Let us ensure your family has the aggressive legal representation you need to advocate for your interests that can still offer a compassionate approach during this difficult time.
Frequently Asked Questions about Wrongful Death in South Florida
Under Florida’s statute of limitations on wrongful death claims, you normally have two years from the date of your family member’s passing to file a lawsuit against those responsible for their death. Filing a lawsuit after the statute of limitations has passed may result in your case being dismissed out of court for being untimely.
Florida’s wrongful death statute states that only the personal representative of a decedent may file a wrongful death claim. The personal representative of the decedent is typically the executor or administrator of the decedent’s estate. However, the personal representative files the claim on behalf of the eligible heirs of the decedent, including the decedent’s surviving spouse, surviving children, and other financially dependent family members of the decedent.
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