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West Palm Beach Firm Assists Families in Wrongful Death Cases

South Florida lawyer seeks justice after fatal instances of negligence

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.

Skillful attorney litigates claims arising from deadly vehicle accidents

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.

Proven advocate handles malpractice, products liability and workplace cases

Throughout South Florida, our firm handles a wide array of wrongful death actions, such as those pertaining to:

  • Medical malpractice — Mistakes in the operating room or dangerous drug interactions can have deadly consequences. Though you might not be sure about exactly what happened, we’ll bring in experts to advise on a potential medical malpractice claim.
  • Workplace accidents — A death on the job often leaves the worker’s family unsure what types of benefits or damages are available. Attorney Joshua Winegar provides personalized counsel so clients can obtain what is owed to them.
  • Defective products — When someone dies due to a machinery defect or some other product that doesn’t work as it should, our firm takes action against negligent manufacturers and designers.
  • Birth injuries — Extreme care must be taken during prenatal and obstetric treatment. If an infant is lost in a preventable tragedy, we offer comprehensive legal guidance to parents.

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.

Dedicated attorney guides bereaved clients through the legal process

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.

Contact a South Florida lawyer for a free consultation regarding a wrongful death claim

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.

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