Vero Beach Wrongful Death Lawyer
In the most serious accidents, the victim may not survive the initial accident or may later succumb to his or her injuries. Of course no amount of money can make up for the loss of a loved one, but it is a simple fact that a family member’s death does bring very real economic costs and financial losses and hardship to the family members left behind. You shouldn’t have to suffer more than you already are from the loss of a loved one by having to shoulder a difficult and unexpected financial burden. Let the Vero Beach wrongful death lawyers at Vocelle & Berg take on the job of holding the responsible parties accountable and seeing that you get the money you need, while you focus on taking care of yourself and your family as you move through this difficult time.
Wrongful death lawsuits compensate surviving family members for their loss
A wrongful death lawsuit may be filed against a responsible party who causes another person’s death in a car, truck, motorcycle or boating accident, through nursing home neglect, or some other form of negligence. The lawsuit is filed on behalf of the estate by the estate’s personal representative, who is typically either named in the will or appointed by the court. Proceeds from a lawsuit settlement or judgment can be distributed to the spouse, children, parents, siblings or other blood relatives who depended on the deceased for support.
The amount of damages awarded for wrongful death take in all of the costs and harm done to the surviving family members. These damages can include:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Final medical expenses
- Emotional and mental pain and suffering
- Loss of services and support
- Loss of future earnings
- Loss of companionship and protection
- Loss of parental guidance
Wrongful death claims are often challenging cases requiring skilled and experienced attorneys
It can be particularly difficult to prove the negligence of the responsible party in a wrongful death lawsuit, since the accident victim is not able to communicate the facts of what happened. Instead, a plaintiff’s attorney must rely on other evidence to prove the defendant’s liability, often conducting an independent investigation or accident reconstruction. The Board-Certified civil trial specialists at Vocelle & Berg have the experience and expertise needed to prepare and present a persuasive case that demonstrates the liable party’s negligence and fault. We put our skills and experience to work in negotiating or litigating a full and fair amount of compensation for victims of wrongful death.
Seek Help from Dedicated and Experienced Vero Beach Wrongful Death Lawyers
If you have lost a loved one in a car accident or other instance of negligence in the Treasure Coast area, contact Vocelle & Berg in Vero Beach for a no-cost, confidential consultation with a compassionate and dedicated Vero Beach wrongful death lawyer.