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Homestead Wrongful Death

Wrongful death Compassionate Miami-Dade County Personal Injury Attorneys Committed to Securing Maximum Compensation on Behalf of Grieving Families for Their Losses

If you’ve lost a loved one due to another’s negligent actions, your family can file a lawsuit against the responsible party with a Homestead wrongful death attorney. The type of wrongful acts that may give rise to a wrongful death claim in Florida include both negligent acts as well as intentional assaults.

At the Homestead personal injury and wrongful death law firm of Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, our lawyers are dedicated to advocating on behalf of grieving families and connecting them with meaningful compensation for their losses. We provide free consultations to all prospective clients, during which one of our attorneys will answer all your questions, explain what rights you have, and how you can go about pursuing a Homestead wrongful death claim.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Florida?

Florida laws dictate that a wrongful death claim must be filed by a representative on behalf of the survivors. The representative (usually a family member) has suffered damage from the victim’s death and is usually the executor of the decedent's estate.

Proving a Homestead Personal Injury Claim

In order to file a successful wrongful death lawsuit, a personal representative must prove two things:

  1. Their loved one's death was caused by someone else's negligence, recklessness or deliberate actions; and
  2. They suffered damages as a result of their loved one's death.
What Types of Damages Can Be Collected in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

According to Florida law, surviving family members are eligible to collect the following types of damages after establishing their loved one's death was due to a wrongful act:

  • Lost support and services.
  • Loss of the decedent’s companionship and protection.
  • Mental pain and suffering from the date of injury.
  • Lost parental companionship, instruction, and guidance.
  • Medical or funeral expenses.
  • Loss of earnings.

Additionally, parents of a deceased minor child may recover for mental pain and suffering, while parents of an adult child can also recover for mental pain and suffering if there are no other survivors.

Who Can Be Held Liable in a Homestead Wrongful Death Case?

Wrongful death lawsuits can be brought against anyone who played a role in the death of your loved one. This includes negligent drivers who caused a fatal car accident, manufacturers and sellers of defective products, and property owners who failed to ensure a safe location for customers or guests.

In some cases, multiple parties can be named in a wrongful death claim. For example, in a car accident involving a vehicle with a defective part and a drunk driver, a wrongful death action might include defendants such as:

  • The drunk driver,
  • The manufacturer, distributor, designer, or installer of the faulty vehicle part,
  • The party that sold the vehicle to the impaired driver, and
  • The establishment that served alcohol to the impaired driver.

In Florida, if you have a valid wrongful death claim, a probate estate will need to be opened and a personal representative appointed. That personal representative will bring action on behalf of the estate and the individual survivors. The Homestead wrongful death attorneys at Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada will assist you in opening the estate and appointing a personal representative. Our experienced wrongful death lawyers in our Homestead office can review your situation, answer your questions, evaluate your possible claims, and help you take appropriate action.

Learn More About Pursuing a Homestead Wrongful Death Lawsuit

If you recently lost a loved one in a Homestead car accident, construction accident, or slip and fall, your family may be eligible to recover financial compensation from the at-fault party or parties. The lawyers at Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada are immediately available to meet with you to discuss your options. Our Homestead wrongful death attorneys understand the difficult time your family is going through and will always treat you with the utmost compassion and respect. We have the knowledge, experience, and skill needed to review all your legal options and seek fair compensation for your loss. To learn more, contact our Homestead law offices by calling 877-448-8585. You can also connect with us through our secure online contact form. We do not collect a fee unless and until there is a successful resolution of the case.

Client Reviews
Carolyn Frank and her firm represented me on a workers compensation injury case, under the defense base act. She did a excellent job from the moment I contacted her until 3 years later the case was settled. Every benefit I was entitled too, Carolyn fought hard to secure. E-mails and phone calls were always returned promptly. Definitely 5 star rating. Daniel
I can't express how grateful I am for Elizabeth Estrada, attorney, and Elizabeth Cantin, secretary, for all the hard work in order to defend me in my time of need. My lawyer and secretary spent time explaining each step and what was to be expected. Because of this I felt a part of the whole process and understood what was going on. Thank you so much for all your hard work!
 Nicole D.
Attorney Elizabeth Estrada did an amazing job representing one of my family members. She is knowledgeable, genuine, trustworthy, and one of the most hard working attorneys that I know. She was readily available to assist my family member throughout the entire process. I felt confident my family was in great hands. Krystine C.

Carolyn is very professional. Honest since the beginning of the process till the end. She set up a game plan with you at the consultation and makes it happen. Peterlee G.
I would like to thank the staff of Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, P.A. The staff is professional. My attorney, Ronald Rodman, was responsive towards my email and a great advocate on my behalf for my car accident. I highly recommend this office. I hope that I will not get in a car accident again, but if I do, I'm calling Mr. Rodman. Orlando R.