West Palm Beach Wrongful Death Lawyer
Families grieving over the wrongful death of a loved one frequently in shock and do not know to whom they can or should turn. There are questions about insurance, finances, guardianship for minor children and the cost of caring for dependent family members. It is often unclear who may have been responsible for the death of the loved one. At the Law Offices of John M. Howe, P.A., we take the time to help people who have been devastated by the death of a family member. We help our clients to understand all of their legal options and their rights by taking all the time necessary to explain their rights and investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of their love one. We know that is a terrible time for anyone, and want to help them get through it.
Our attorney handles wrongful death claims in much the same way as any other personal injury case. We do a thorough investigation, making sure we understand the facts and have identified the liable party. If the death was caused by the negligent operation of a motor vehicle, we look into the driving record of the driver, work with accident reconstruction experts, and consult with economists and other experts. We can then arrive at a calculation of the income that the deceased would have contributed to their family.
Calculating the value of a wrongful death
In addition to calculating the amount of money the deceased would have provided to the family, we also put a figure on intangibles such as loss of consortium, and even minor expenses such as lawn care and babysitting. For many families, paying for the funeral is the first time they become aware of their economic loss. We help you make arrangements to take care of funeral expenses. We file separate claims for the spouse and each surviving child. In short, we take care of all the details that make up a solid wrongful death case while supporting families who are trying to put their lives back together.
If you have lost a loved one in a car crash or other fatal accident, contact a lawyer who understands what you are going through and has the resources and experience to help. Contact the Law Office of John M. Howe in West Palm Beach, to learn about your options regarding the wrongful death of a loved one. Call us at 561-296-7772 or toll free at 866-930-2938.