Accident Lawyers Fort Lauderdale

Wrongful Death


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The firm of KWBR has handled many catastrophic losses over our many years of service. We understand the uniqueness of each case and the circumstances surrounding the accident. Rest assured that your case and your family will receive treatment with the utmost understanding and respect. Expect no expense spared in our pursuit of justice for your loved one. No stone will be left unturned in preparing your case to ensure the maximum recovery possible.
Accordingly, if you are seeking legal help for the loss of a loved one, we’d be honored to help you and yours. It’s imperative to seek legal advice before speaking with any insurance company. Contact the expert Fort Lauderdale and Florida wrongful death attorneys of Katzman, Wasserman, Bennardini, and Rubinstein for your free consultation and case evaluation. We’ll come to wherever it is convenient for you and will also accommodate your schedule and whatever is most convenient for you and your family. We understand your time of need and will take all the necessary steps to help alleviate whatever burdens we can. Let us help. Let Jay help.

wrongful death elements

Wrongful death is a legal term that describes the demise of an individual caused by the recklessness or negligence of another, whether it be person, business, or other legal entity. Immediate family members of the deceased individual may seek a wrongful death lawsuit to receive recovery and compensation for the emotional (non-economic) and financial (economic) damages. It is common for family members such as the deceased person’s parents, spouse, or children to pursue a lawsuit.

As defined by law, there are four key elements involved in wrongful death. Surviving family members who submit a wrongful death lawsuit must prove each of the four elements to win their case and receive compensation for all damages incurred.

The Four Key Elements

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The surviving family members and their counsel must prove that the death of their loved one was a result of the recklessness, carelessness, or negligent actions of the opposing party.

Breach of Duty

For a wrongful death claim to prevail, there has to be proof that the defendant owed a duty to the deceased. For example, a motor vehicle operator maintains a responsibility to drive safely and abide by the traffic laws. Doctors and medical professionals have a duty to preserve the health of their patients and adhere to medical standards of care. It is the plaintiff’s burden to establish responsibility was due to the deceased and a breach of duty with negligence from the defendant.


The plaintiff and counsel need also prove how the negligence of the defendant ultimately caused the death of their loved one.


The victim’s death must have generated damages. Hospitalization, medical expenses, funeral costs, burial costs, loss of income and potential earnings, loss of protection, loss of guidance, loss of inheritance, as well as pain and suffering the legally recognized family suffered as a result of the death.
Proving these elements requires skill and experience, and here at KWBR can provide just that for your family. We have handled many wrongful death claims over our decades of practicing law. Succeeding in the courtroom requires evidence delivered clearly and concisely to the jury. We are regularly preparing demonstrative exhibits and videos to bring the lost family member to life. We also utilize expert witness testimony to assist with proving all aspects of these claims. Put our experience to work. We can help you and your family on your journey towards healing and compensation. Let Jay Help. Our team of expert lawyers at Accident Lawyers Fort Lauderdale represents families that have suffered the wrongful death of a loved one throughout the entire State of Florida. We commonly represent these clients in all regions of the State of Florida.


When a loved one passes away due to the negligence of another, our firm is empathetic and understanding of the significant emotional and financial impact it has on a family. We understand the steps that we need to take and will do so carefully and compassionately. We go to great lengths to ensure that your privacy is respected.
Many choose to initially wait until after their loved one’s arrangements are completed to contact us. We urge you to contact us immediately.
Over our decades of years of legal experience, we know what is essential and become involved as soon as possible. Potential defendants are well aware of the accident and will send investigators to the scene of the crash immediately. The place in which the accident took place can quickly change due to weather, traffic, wear, or from disturbance of police and other third parties. Evidence can promptly erode or become lost. Time is of the essence – the sooner we can get involved and help, the better. When representing families that have lost a loved one and experiencing grief, we understand it’s a solemn responsibility, and taken very seriously. You will always receive treatment with respect and understanding, and we will be as helpful as possible to you, legally and emotionally.

Under Florida state law, families that have lost a loved one may receive entitlement to recovery for non-economic and economic damages. We can help your family recover from losses.

Non-economic injuries are known as pain and suffering. Damages for pain and suffering are recoverable by loved ones for loss of a relationship and companionship that they would’ve maintained had the accident resulting in death not happened. The Florida Wrongful Death Act sets forth who may make these claims. Pain and suffering for wrongful death are very significant. Florida law defines family members, and we will decipher and explain all pertinent laws for you. The devastation that one experiences when they lose a husband, wife, father, mother, child, or any family member is indescribable and hard to express adequately. We have experience in wrongful death and understand how to educate and inform the jury of the full extent of the loss. We commonly hire expert witnesses to assist in this process. We will help guide your family through this difficult time and bring forward our best efforts to support the jury in awarding full compensation to your family.

Economic damages may include the medical bills incurred before death. Additionally, other pertinent financial losses, which include, but are not limited to, the following: loss of earnings and benefits that the deceased would have accumulated during their lifetime. Like non-economic damages, economic damages tend to be quite significant as well, reasonably so. Our team will retain expert economists to quantify these specific losses to the jury. Monetary damages pale in comparison to the emotional, non-economic costs that the family suffers for the rest of their life. However, in some cases, the losses can be in the millions of dollars.

We understand

We know that no amount of money will bring back someone that you have lost; however, it can help with the financial impact of these terrible losses. The monetary value attached to wrongful death claims is potentially very high, and damages are often in the millions of dollars.
Having qualified legal help on your side with the experience it takes to choose witnesses correctly, and the sequencing of witnesses aids in the success of your case. Let us help you and your family through this process and begin your healing process. Here at KWBR, we will coordinate every aspect of your wrongful death case and iterate the gravity of the loss to the jury. Let Jay Help.
Similarly, the deceased cannot provide testimony about the details of the accident and the pertinent information surrounding the accident. We understand this. We will employ and, as necessary, introduce statements of anyone who was an eyewitness to the crash. We will also hire experts that can reconstruct the accident to prove the liability for the accident. We also utilize photographs, diagrams, and professionally produced videos to inform the jury to maximize the value of the case. These powerful trial tools often help the jury to understand in depth the significance of the losses that the family has and will suffer. The experts that we retain are very experienced and will work just as hard as we do. They can bring your loved one back in a sense, so the jury is more aware of the gravity and impact and, as a result, award proper compensation.
We are well equipped to employ all appropriate resources and have the experience and skill to seek justice on behalf of our clients, even in the most complex of cases. Our team of wrongful death attorneys has more been practicing law on an average of more than 30 years. Each attorney will devote the time and energy that it takes to help deliver successful results.
Throughout our decades of practice, we have gained an overabundance of knowledge and experience in handling many complex forms of litigation.

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