Mr. Craig Goldenfarb, Esq., leads our Critical Case Department at our law firm, a specialized team of lawyers and paralegals who focus exclusively on sensitive lawsuits such as those involving a wrongful death claim. This team is extremely qualified, assisted by experienced and compassionate paralegals and legal assistants.

However, often, in the days following an unexpected, sudden, or suspicious death of a loved one, the surviving family member certainly does not have our law firm on mind. We understand that.

That’s why we have taken the time to produce this informative and insightful web page. Below you will find some of the most frequent questions regarding potential wrongful death cases, answered by Mr. Goldenfarb and our team personally.

Mr. Goldenfarb and his Critical Case paralegals personally meet with every single family who has suffered the loss of life of a loved one. If you would like to talk to Mr. Goldenarb about your potential wrongful death case, please click to call 561-444-4440 now. Do not wait. Wrongful death claims must be made quickly in order to preserve evidence and file the potential claim or lawsuit in order to strengthen our case for you and your family.

  • What is wrongful death?

    “Wrongful death” is just a legal term for describing a death that should not have happened to someone. When someone or something causes a death of another person (or multiple people) un-expectantly, and it can be proven that the death would have been avoided if not for an unavoidable cause, then that would be considered wrongful death.

  • What is a wrongful death claim?

    A wrongful death claim is when our attorneys formally notify the defendant’s insurance company that we are seeking compensation on behalf of the family. A wrongful death claim is the process of drafting legal letters and documents that are then processed by the insurance company.

  • Is a wrongful death claim the same as a lawsuit?

    Technically, a wrongful death claim comes before the wrongful death lawsuit, but not always. For example, if we know that the defendant insurance company is going to challenge liability – meaning, they defend their client by claiming they are not at fault – then we may try to work through the case without filing a lawsuit. But, if our attorneys feel that liability is clear, we will file a lawsuit quickly.

  • Can any death be a wrongful death claim?

    We all have certain rights as individuals under the law, and in Florida, we have the right to pursue the person or persons (or company, or entity) that we believe to be liable for the death of a loved one. As lawyers, we sue for what we call “damages” – these are the ways in which we were negatively harmed by the death of a loved one.

    Commonly, damages include lost wages since the incident, and future loss of income and wages. Very often our clients are the surviving spouses who depended on the victim for the majority of the household income.

    We can also sue to help recover compensation to cover any cost of hospitalization or medical treatment the victim may have undergone.

    Further, we can sue for damages related to continued pain and suffering.

    While it’s true that money cannot bring back a loved one, what it can do is help the family close a devastating chapter in their lives, and create a brighter future in the wake of tragic and tremendous loss.

  • Who is entitled to make a claim for a wrongful death action?

    Not necessarily. Often, wrongful death cases involve some sort of “accident”. If there’s a perceived accident having taken place, then you should call our attorneys for a consultation. Anytime a car, truck, bicycle, motorcycle, ATV, boating, or aviation crass or mishap occurs, and it results in the death of someone, that is a clear wrongful death claim. Also, patients who die in nursing homes or hospitals may have a wrongful death claim.

  • What am I suing for?

    Not necessarily. Often, wrongful death cases involve some sort of “accident”. If there’s a perceived accident having taken place, then you should call our attorneys for a consultation. Anytime a car, truck, bicycle, motorcycle, ATV, boating, or aviation crass or mishap occurs, and it results in the death of someone, that is a clear wrongful death claim. Also, patients who die in nursing homes or hospitals may have a wrongful death claim.

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