Miami Wrongful Death Attorneys
The unnecessary death of a loved one due to another person’s negligence is a tragedy that no family should have to go through. At Kaire & Heffernan, LLC, we are legal advocates for friends and family facing such an unfortunate situation. Through a wrongful death case, you can pursue legal action against the individual or organization who contributed to the accident.
Beyond the emotional turmoil that comes after the unnecessary death of a loved one, there are often financial troubles that result as well. The deceased may have provided a large portion of the financial stability for the family. We use compassion to fuel our efforts for our clients, helping them pursue a successful wrongful death lawsuit and relieve some of this financial burden.
Why You Need a Wrongful Death Lawyer
At Kaire & Heffernan, we recognize the devastation that the death of a loved one may cause. Even though nothing can truly compensate you for such a loss, if their death was the result of carelessness or negligence, you might want to pursue legal action against the liable party to seek compensation. Wrongful death cases can provide some closure to surviving family members and can help ensure something like this doesn’t happen again.
We have a team of dedicated lawyers willing to fight on your lost loved one’s behalf. Here’s how our Miami wrongful death attorneys can assist you:
Guidance Through the Legal Process
If you want to file a wrongful death claim in Florida, you should hire a lawyer who is well-versed in the procedure. Our attorneys specialize in wrongful death claims and can offer you the greatest chance of obtaining a favorable outcome in your case. An experienced wrongful death attorney from Kaire & Heffernan can assist you each step of the way. We will handle all of the administrative details of your Miami wrongful death case, including filing and submitting all required legal papers and making sure to meet all deadlines.
We Inform You of Your Case Worth
Each skilled Miami wrongful death attorney at Kaire & Heffernan knows how to properly value our clients’ claims regardless of the uniqueness of the case. When you engage one of our lawyers, they will analyze your scenario in depth to evaluate the ways you and your family have been harmed as a result of your loss. We will consider the following factors in order to evaluate your claim’s worth:
- Medical expenses
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of potential earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of familial relationship and support (i.e., parent, grandparent, child, etc.)
This will give us a clear picture of what your claim is worth, and we will fight for you to receive a fair settlement.
You deserve to begin the healing process as quickly and painlessly as possible. That’s why our experienced attorney will take care of everything for you, from pursuing compensation on your behalf to minor details like paperwork or interviews with witnesses who might know something about what happened. Our Miami wrongful death lawyers will work hard to give you peace of mind that your case is in good hands. They can help you during such a distressing period in your life using their objectivity, resolve, and experience.
While you may be unsure how much you deserve in compensation after losing a loved one, Kaire & Heffernan wrongful death lawyers can help you assess the money you truly deserve for your loss. We then negotiate a fair settlement amount by comparing any insurance company’s settlement offer to the full extent of your wrongful death damages.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Suit?
Florida law allows the survivors of the victim to pursue a wrongful death case. These survivors may include immediate family members, financial dependents, life partners, and even anyone who suffered a financial loss from the death in some cases. However, you should be aware that there are time limits for this type of case. If you are interested in taking legal action, the time to do it is now.
In a wrongful death case, there are several different types of damages you may pursue, including:
- Economic damages – loss of the victim’s earnings, medical expenses, funeral expenses, etc.
- Non-economic damages – damage for pain and suffering, loss of nurturing and care from the deceased, lost companionship, loss of parental companionship, etc.
- Punitive damages – damages designed to punish the responsible party.
Medical Negligence and General Wrongful Death
The type of accident that led to the death of your loved one will dictate the parties that are allowed to pursue a case:
- Medical Negligence: If medical malpractice was what led to the victim’s death, only the spouse, minor child of the deceased, or parent of a minor child are allowed to pursue financial compensation . A minor child is defined as a child under age 25.
- General Wrongful Death: In contrast, if the death was caused by any accident that was not related to medical malpractice, like a fatal car accident, bicycle accident, or pedestrian accident, the individual’s spouse, siblings, minor children and adult children are all allowed to pursue a settlement.
If there are multiple survivors and the wrongful death case is successful with damages awarded, it will be up to the judge to determine the amount that each survivor receives. The judge will consider how close each survivor was to the deceased, and how much the death affected the financial situation of each survivor.
We Have Your Best Interests at Heart
When you lose a loved one, whether due to medical malpractice, negligence, or willful recklessness, the person or persons who caused their death may try to shift liability as far away from themselves as possible. They want nothing more than to move on with life without having any financial responsibility or accountability – even if that means denying any wrongdoing altogether! Insurance companies are hesitant to assume too much risk, so they often offer a premature settlement that is rarely comparable to the compensation you are actually entitled to for your loss.
At the law firm Kaire & Heffernan in Miami, FL, we have a team of knowledgeable attorneys who are committed to fighting for you and your lost loved one through a wrongful death suit. No matter what stage in the legal process we are at – whether it’s negotiating a settlement with an insurance company or going before a judge for trial in a wrongful death lawsuit – our goal is always the same: To provide quality representation that will get you the compensation you deserve. We value our attorney-client relationship and will do everything in our power to make sure you get the best possible outcome.