Our Florida car accident lawyers represent families who have lost a loved one. Contact Maderal Byrne & Furst PLLC to learn more and start your case.
Representing Families in Fatal Car Accident Cases in Florida
The team at Maderal Byrne & Furst represents families where a loved one lost their life in a car accident. You may deserve financial compensation, but you must take the necessary steps to receive it.
When you work with our Florida car accident lawyers, you are working with leaders in litigation. We are former federal prosecutors. Having conducted dozens of jury trials and argued before federal courts of appeals, we capably handle even the most complex cases.
It might be your first time contacting a lawyer. Call, email, message us, or stop by our offices. We handle claims throughout Florida and beyond. The Maderal Byrne & Furst Florida car accident lawyers have achieved groundbreaking results for our clients, and we want to help you, too. Contact us today.
How can a lawyer represent me in a fatal car accident case?
Ways we may assist you include:
- Preserving and building evidence
- Interviewing witnesses, including at formal depositions
- Establishing who has legal fault for the accident to name them in your case
- Drafting and filing legal documents
- Responding to things the insurance company and corporations may do to avoid paying compensation
- Understanding the likely value of the case and how a fatal car accident claim is different than other types of claims
- Speaking on your behalf in court, negotiating your settlement, or taking your case to trial
- Guiding you through the legal process so that you know what to expect
When you lose a loved one, you lose companionship and comfort. Minor children lose parental guidance. You are likely struggling with medical bills and lost household income. Our lawyers want to protect your legal rights. We believe that you deserve the same caliber of representation that the insurance companies and corporations have.
Contact us today for a consultation and to see what you may receive in compensation.
Compensation for Losing a Loved One in a Car Accident
In Florida, you may receive compensation after losing a loved one in a car accident if you are a:
- Other dependent
The estate may also have a claim.
Generally, the legal standards are the same as other personal injury cases. If the person could have maintained a negligence action if they had lived, a qualifying relative may bring a car accident wrongful death action. The categories of compensation are a bit different because of the losses sustained by the family.
Compensation you may receive includes:
- Wages, unearned income, unearned employment perks, and benefits
- Loss of inheritance
- Last medical expenses
- Burial and funeral costs (recovered by the party paying them)
- Mental pain and suffering of grieving family members
- Loss of love, companionship, and society
- Care, protection, and parental guidance
- Lost support and services from the date of injury to death and in the future
The exact compensation and types of losses you are eligible to claim depend on your relationship with the victim and your circumstances. Our lawyers are committed to protecting your rights and advocating for your interests.
Car Accident Lawsuit FAQs
Can you sue in Florida for a fatal car accident?
Yes, you can sue in Florida for a fatal car accident. No-fault laws apply to minor car accidents, but a full tort claim is possible when a fatality occurs.
Is Florida a no-fault state?
No-fault rules do not apply when there is a fatality in a car accident. Even though Florida is a no-fault state, the victim’s family may bring a claim to pursue compensation when a death occurs.
What is a settlement for a car accident?
A settlement for a car accident is an agreement for the defendant to pay a certain sum of money without the case going to a jury trial. The settlement usually fully resolves the case.
Our lawyers pursue compensation by both trial judgments and settlements.
How much will I get in a Florida car accident wrongful death claim?
How much a person gets in a Florida car accident wrongful death claim depends on several factors. The strength of the legal case, the situation of the victim and family members, and the resources available to pay compensation are all factors.
Experienced Lawyers for Florida Car Accident Claims
At Maderal Byrne & Furst, we’ve achieved record-setting car accident settlements in Florida and have been awarded by The National Trial Lawyers (Top 100 and Top 40 Under 40) and The Top Trial Lawyers in America (Million Dollar Advocates Forum).
Our experienced lawyers would be happy to talk to you about your situation. We handle car accident cases throughout Florida. Time limits apply, and we want to build your case immediately, so don’t wait to contact us.
Consultations with our team are always free. Learn more about our legal services, what your case may be worth, and the legal process. We are committed to protecting your rights. To see how we can help you, contact us today.