Miami Wrongful Death


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  • $9.5M

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    Premises Liability

Representing the Families of Wrongful Death Victims in Miami

While death is a normal part of life, it should not be the result of human negligence. When death occurs because of the fault, error, or the intentional act of another party, the event is tragic, and survivors of the deceased deserve to be compensated for the unexpected and preventable loss of life.

At the law offices of Dolan Dobrinsky Rosenblum, LLP, our Miami wrongful death attorneys have helped the surviving family members of those who have died because of the wrongful or neglectful acts of another seek compensation for losses. We know that you have questions about what to do and how to move forward after your loved one dies – let us help you seek answers.

Contact Dolan Dobrinsky Rosenblum today

You Deserve Justice

Types of Wrongful Death Cases Our Law Firm Handles

A death is “wrongful” when it occurs as the result of the negligence – defined as the failure to act with a reasonable degree of care – or the wrongful act of another party. There are many causes of wrongful death reported in Miami and throughout South Florida every year, including, but not limited to:

  • Car accidents;
  • Motorcycle accidents;
  • Bicycle accidents;
  • Pedestrian crashes;
  • Medical malpractice;
  • Injuries from defective products;
  • Slip and fall accidents;
  • Premises liability accidents; and
  • Large truck and commercial vehicle crashes.

Proving Liability for a Miami Wrongful Death Case

If you believe that your family member would not have died but for the wrongful act of another party, you must prove negligence to hold the party liable and recover compensation for losses. You must prove the following:

1. The Defendant Owed the Victim a Duty of Care

The first thing that you must prove is that the defendant (the person you are filing a lawsuit against) owed the deceased a duty of care. A duty of care is almost always implied, such as in the case of a car accident resulting in death; all drivers have a duty of care to others on the road to operate their vehicles in a safe and reasonable manner. Duty of care can be more difficult to determine in cases of premises liability, specifically those involving trespassers.

2. The Duty of Care Was Breached

The second thing that you must prove is that the defendant breached the duty of care owed to your loved one. This is known as acting negligently. For example, speeding is an act of negligence, because it is unreasonable and puts others in danger, and because it is illegal. Failing to adhere to the medical standard of care by prescribing a patient a dangerous medication is also negligent. Another example of negligence is manufacturing a product that is hazardous for consumer use.

3. The Breach was the Cause of Death

Another important element of a wrongful death claim is proving that the breach of the duty of care was the cause of death of your loved one. If you cannot prove causation, you will not have a case.

4. Damages Have Been Suffered

Finally, you must prove that the accident resulted in damages. While death is an obvious loss, other damages that family members may suffer include funeral and burial expenses, lost wages and earnings, loss of guidance and companionship, medical expenses prior to death, and more. Damages are often both instantaneous and felt long-term.

Surviving Family Members Deserve Full Compensation for Their Losses

A wrongful death claim in Florida must be brought forth by the personal representative of the deceased’s estate. However, all potential beneficiaries – which refers to those who are blood relatives who are partially or wholly dependent on the deceased – can be named in the wrongful death claim, and may seek damages.

There is nothing that can fully compensate you when you suffer the death of a loved one; wrongful death is a catastrophic occurrence that will change your life. Filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the responsible party, however, can help you to recover compensation for some of the losses you have suffered. Found in Florida Statute 768.21, damages that can be recovered include–

  • Loss of companionship;
  • Loss of support and services;
  • Loss of parental companionship and guidance;
  • Mental pain and suffering;
  • Medical and funeral expenses; and
  • Loss of earnings of the deceased.

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