Florida Wrongful Death Attorneys at Avard Law Offices

At Avard Law Offices, we stand firm in our dedication to families facing the unimaginable loss of a loved one due to another’s negligence. As seasoned wrongful death attorneys, we provide compassionate, dedicated representation, advocating relentlessly for justice and fair compensation for our clients.

Losing a loved one in a preventable accident is devastating. Nothing can ever replace their presence in your life. However, a wrongful death claim can provide the financial resources to help ease the burden of loss and support the future security of your family.

Why Choose Avard Law Offices?

With years of experience in wrongful death litigation, our attorneys understand the complexities and sensitivities involved in these cases. Our mission is to bear the legal burden so that you can focus on healing. We offer:

  • Comprehensive legal knowledge: Our attorneys are skilled in navigating Florida’s complex wrongful death laws, and are well-versed in the strategies necessary to build a strong case.
  • Compassionate representation: We approach each case with empathy and respect, recognizing the depth of your loss while fighting for your rights.
  • No fee unless we win: We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you don’t owe us anything unless we secure a settlement or verdict for you.

What is a Wrongful Death Claim?

A wrongful death claim is a civil action brought when a person’s death is caused by the negligence or wrongful act of another. These claims can arise from various incidents, such as car accidents, medical malpractice, workplace accidents, and more. In Florida, the personal representative of the decedent’s estate typically files the claim for the benefit of the decedent’s survivors.

Who Is Eligible for Wrongful Death Benefits?

In Florida, wrongful death benefits can be sought by the personal representative of the decedent’s estate on behalf of specific surviving family members. These family members typically include:

  • Spouses: A surviving spouse may seek damages for loss of companionship, protection, and mental pain and suffering from the date of the injury.
  • Minor children: For the loss of a parent, minor children (under the age of 25) may seek damages for lost parental companionship, instruction, and guidance, as well as for mental pain and suffering.
  • Parents: Parents of a deceased minor child may recover damages for mental pain and suffering from the date of the injury. In cases where there are no other survivors, parents of an adult child may also recover these damages.
  • Any blood relative or adoptive sibling who was partially or wholly dependent on the decedent for support or services.

The reasons these family members are typically eligible for wrongful death benefits are based on the close relationships they shared with the decedent, the potential impact of their loss on their lives, and their potential financial dependence on the decedent.

It’s crucial to understand that every wrongful death case is unique. The nature of the relationship between the decedent and their surviving family members, as well as the circumstances of the death itself, can significantly influence the eligibility and amount of benefits.

Compensation in Wrongful Death Cases

While no amount of money can truly compensate for the loss of a loved one, a wrongful death claim can help cover financial burdens and future security. Compensation may include:

  • Medical and funeral expenses
  • Loss of income and future earning capacity
  • Loss of companionship, protection, and guidance
  • Pain and suffering
  • Punitive damages in certain circumstances

At Avard Law Offices, we believe in the power of justice and in the strength of families facing tragedy. Our team is ready to stand beside you, guiding you through the legal process and advocating tirelessly for the compensation you deserve.

If your family has experienced the loss of a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, please reach out to us today. We invite you to contact Avard Law Offices for a free consultation, allowing us to understand your situation, discuss your options, and offer our expertise. Let us stand in your corner, fighting for justice, and providing the compassionate, dedicated representation that you deserve in your time of need.

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