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The death of a loved one is hard – the sadness and grief surrounding the situation is never easy to deal with. These feelings can be further complicated upon learning that a loved one’s death was caused by the negligence or carelessness of another person. While there is certainly no amount of money that can make up for the loss that you are suffering, you may be entitled to financial compensation that can help your family move forward from this tragedy and provide some sense of relief.
If your loved one’s death was caused by another person(s) negligence, then our Palm Beach County Wrongful Death Attorneys at Whittel & Melton are here to help. We have helped widows, children, parents, and other relatives pursue wrongful death claims in Boca Raton, Mangonia Park, Atlantis, Lantana, Belle Glade, Ocean Ridge Manalapan, Loxahatchee Groves, Jupiter, Boynton Beach, North Palm Beach, Briny Breezes, Cloud Lake, Delray Beach, Palm Beach, Glen Ridge, Palm Beach Gardens, Golf, Pahokee, Greenacres, Palm Beach Shores, Gulf Stream, Palm Springs, Lake Park, Haverhill, Riviera Beach, South Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Highland Beach, Wellington, Royal Palm Beach, Hypoluxo, South Bay, Tequesta, Jupiter Inlet Colony, Wellington, Lake Clarke Shores, Westlake, Lake Worth Beach, and Juno Beach. Please call us today at 561-367-8777 or contact us online 24/7 for a free consultation.
Wrongful death cases stemming from motor vehicle and semi-truck accidents can often be linked back to drunk drivers, distracted drivers, fatigued drivers, uninsured motorists, hit and run accidents, Uber/Lyft accidents, rollover accidents, rear-end accidents, sideswipe accidents, T-bone accidents, head-on collisions, poorly maintained roads, and vehicle or manufacturer defects.
Medical malpractice occurs when any type of healthcare provider is negligent and the patient is harmed. Negligent healthcare providers can include doctors, nurses, surgeons, midwives, hospital staff, technicians, pharmacists, etc.
Some common examples of medical malpractice include:
When nursing homes ignore patients’ needs, do not have adequate staff, make mistakes in treatment, financially abuse, physically abuse or even sexually assault residents, and death is the result of any of this mistreatment, then a wrongful death lawsuit may be the best way to prevent further abuse or neglect from happening at these facilities and hold any wrongdoers accountable for their deplorable actions.
A Palm Beach County construction site wrongful death can often be attributed to unsafe equipment, defective tools, falling objects, falls from great heights, unsecured trenches, safety violations, malfunctioning elevators, escalators, or construction vehicles, and the list goes on.
Most motorcycle accidents are caused by other careless drivers engaging in distracted driving, drowsy driving, drunk driving, failing to respect motorcyclists sharing the road, violating motor vehicle laws, as well as motorcycle defects, unsafe road design, motorcycle helmet defects, heavy rain, poor lighting, blind spots, thick fog, blind spots, debris in the roadway, and glares from the sunlight.
Wrongful death lawsuits are not criminal cases. The difference is that the responsible party is not punished by means of jail or prison time, but rather, through payable damages. A wrongful death lawsuit is a civil court case, which requires the assistance of an experienced wrongful death attorney in order to be successful in recovering full and fair compensation for all losses.
It is understandable that after such a devastating loss that family members would want to seek compensation for the loss of potential future income, medical or funeral expenses, and of course, pain and suffering. This type of legal action must be taken immediately and having our Palm Beach County Wrongful Death Lawyers on your side can take a huge weight off your shoulders. We can immediately help you file your claim and gathering evidence and any witness statements that will strengthen your wrongful death claim.
We know that no amount of money will be able to bring your loved one back or replace them. Financial compensation can help to ease any added monetary stress and help you achieve a sense of justice on your loved one’s behalf. If you are already being offered compensation for your family member’s death, the sad reality is that it is most likely much lower than the amount of compensation you your family should receive.
Insurance companies and those who represent the person or persons who caused your family members’ death are known for making ridiculous low-ball offers to the victim’s families. The hope is that they will settle the claim quickly and without further legal liability.
At Whittel & Melton, our Palm Beach County Wrongful Death Lawyers could be the difference between receiving little to nothing for your wrongful death claim or being appropriately compensated for your family member’s death. By having us on your side, you can be assured that you have someone fighting for your best interests.
If a family member has been unexpectedly taken from you in a wrongful death accident and you are considering pursuing financial compensation for your family’s losses, then retaining our legal help should be your first step. We can assist with your claim in Boca Raton, Mangonia Park, Atlantis, Lantana, Belle Glade, Ocean Ridge Manalapan, Loxahatchee Groves, Jupiter, Boynton Beach, North Palm Beach, Briny Breezes, Cloud Lake, Delray Beach, Palm Beach, Glen Ridge, Palm Beach Gardens, Golf, Pahokee, Greenacres, Palm Beach Shores, Gulf Stream, Palm Springs, Lake Park, Haverhill, Riviera Beach, South Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Highland Beach, Wellington, Royal Palm Beach, Hypoluxo, South Bay, Tequesta, Jupiter Inlet Colony, Wellington, Lake Clarke Shores, Westlake, Lake Worth Beach, and Juno Beach.
Please call us today at 561-367-8777 or contact us online 24/7 for a free consultation. We are more than happy to travel to your home, offce, hospital room, or anywhere else that may be of convenience to you. We can even speak to you over the phone or via video call. We want to make this process as easy and stress-free as possible.