Wrongful Death Lawsuits
In a wrongful death lawsuit, the surviving member of a family are left to seek justice for a lost loved one. They are much like personal injury cases in that the primary goal is to successfully argue that the death was the product of another person’s negligence. Since these cases involve a death, they are often filed by the children, spouse, or other family members, and the case has two major elements. First, establish that another party was responsible for the death and that they were negligent in preventing it. The second part involves presenting evidence to help establish damages in the claim. There are some types of evidence that you and your attorney will gather to make your case, including:
- Autopsy reports, death certificate and other medical records
- Police reports
- Eyewitness testimony
- Visual evidence like photos and video
- Case specific documents and testimony
Your Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorney can help, and each case is unique. There are often specific pieces of evidence that are necessary to make your case. There are several types of damages in a wrongful death claim, including economic and non-economic damages and punitive damages. A qualified attorney will know how to present several types of evidence to make your case including tax returns, funeral and medical bills, and other evidence. At David W. Singer & Associates, P.A., we can help you if you have lost a loved one due to someone’s negligence. With more than 30 years of experience in South Florida courtrooms, we can help you win justice after your loss.