Helping Your Family Recover Damages for Your Loss
The death of a loved one is heartbreaking. Understandably, you may also feel anger and frustration if your loved one’s death resulted from another person’s or a corporation’s negligence. You deserve to have justice by holding the wrongdoer accountable.
Brais Law Firm devotes our more than 75 years of combined trial experience to help clients recover damages in personal injury and wrongful death claims. Our law firm has a reputation for the aggressive pursuit of justice and compassion toward our clients.
We understand that the last thing on your mind right now is dealing with legal issues. Our attorneys and staff shoulder the legal process without intruding on the grieving process. We show your family the respect and privacy you deserve.
Filing a Wrongful Death Claim in Florida
Family members who have standing to file a wrongful death claim include the spouse, children and parents of the deceased. The wrongful death claim is based upon the underlying personal injury. Therefore, to prevail in a wrongful death lawsuit, you must prove the same elements you would in the personal injury lawsuit and that the injury was the proximate cause of your loved one’s death.
Generally, the personal representative collects the damages and distributes the proceeds to beneficiaries in accordance with the settlement or verdict.
Wrongful Death Damages
No amount of money can ease the grief you feel over the loss of your loved one. However, receiving compensation can help your family through the difficult time following your loved one’s death.
Our Miami wrongful death attorneys pursue such damages as:
- Medical bills for the care of your loved one
- Lost wages your loved one would have earned over a lifetime
- Lost benefits, such as pensions, health care, veterans and Social Security
- Loss of housekeeping, accounting, security, landscaping, cooking, childcare and other services
- Loss of relationship, companionship, love, guidance, advice and affection
- Pain and suffering you are experiencing
- Personal injury claim brought by your loved one
Our firm’s recent wrongful death recoveries include six and seven figure recoveries. In the past four years along the firm has recovered $40 million on behalf of clients, several of which involved wrongful death claims. For more details about our recoveries, see our Results page.
Recover Damages Arising from the Death of Your Loved One
Brais Law Firm offers you a free consultation to evaluate your wrongful death claim. To ease the financial burden on your family, our firm takes your case on a contingency fee basis, so you do not owe lawyers’ fees until we have recovered money damages. Our firm handles wrongful death and personal injury cases throughout Florida from our main Miami office.