When a loved one dies because someone else acted carelessly or maliciously, it can seem as if no possible relief exists. In some ways this is true, but Florida law does give surviving family members a chance to replace some of the financial and personal loss following a wrongful death. Winegar Law, P.A. in West Palm Beach is dedicated to helping bereaved loved ones and estate representatives obtain reimbursement from the parties responsible for the deadly incident. In matters arising from auto accidents, medical malpractice and other situations where negligence or intentional misconduct turns fatal, we advocate for resolutions that provide a measure of justice.
Without warning, a fatal auto accident forever changes the lives of people who were close to the victim. With so many concerns during the aftermath of an untimely death, it can be difficult to contemplate initiating legal action. In Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties, experienced attorney Joshua Winegar takes the time to work with clients on insurance matters and wrongful death lawsuits that allow a family to address their financial needs going forward. If a dispute exists about who was at fault for the crash, we’ll conduct a full investigation to bolster your claim. Because Mr. Winegar works with clients one on one, our firm enters settlement negotiations and trials with a detailed understanding of the impact associated with a deadly vehicle collision.
Throughout South Florida, our firm handles a wide array of wrongful death actions, such as those pertaining to:
Typically, wrongful death claims must be filed within two years from the date the fatality occurred. However, there is no reason to prolong the process. We offer a free initial consultation and work on contingency to help you get started.
Certain surviving family members may seek specific types of damages in a Florida wrongful death claim. These include reimbursement for funeral expenses, income and benefits the decedent would have brought into the household and payment for the permanent loss of guidance and companionship provided by the victim. The personal representative of the deceased person’s estate can also obtain payment for medical and funeral costs borne by the estate. To prove a case in court, the plaintiff must show that the defendant’s negligence or intentional conduct was wholly or partly responsible for the victim’s death.
Winegar Law, P.A. represents surviving family members and estate representatives in Florida wrongful death litigation. We assist clients throughout the region, including Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties, along with the Tampa and Orlando areas. Please call 833-660-7822 or contact us online for a free initial consultation at our West Palm Beach office.