Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Sunrise, Florida Wrongful Death Lawyer

Losing a loved one is never easy.

EMT WorkerThe loss of a loved one is devastating enough. When it is the result of someone else’s negligence or incompetence, the emotional pain can be almost unbearable. Sadly, this suffering is often compounded by insurance companies and their representatives denying their client’s responsibility for your loved one’s death, or offering, at best, token compensation. They may even go so far as to accuse you of being at fault, irrational or looking for a scapegoat.
Wrongful death attorney David Benenfeld understands that your feelings of sadness and anger are entirely justified. He is dedicated to holding the people responsible for your loss accountable. Mr. Benenfeld is one of the most respected personal injury attorneys in all of South Florida. He has helped numerous families cope with their grief, obtain all of the money they deserve for their loss, and ultimately, achieve a sense of closure.
Wrongful death can be the result of many factors, including:
Professional Negligence: It’s sad but true. Some professionals simply do not meet the levels of competence that their duties require, or they become distracted from their responsibilities for any number of reasons. A serious injury escapes the notice of a paramedic; a doctor commits medical malpractice; a police officer fires his or her weapon when it was not necessary; a lifeguard doesn’t notice a swimmer who is drowning or fails to respond appropriately; a pharmacist misreads a prescription and provides the patient with the wrong medication. As a result, someone dies. If you believe you have lost a loved one due to the incompetence or negligence of another, contact Mr. Benenfeld today. He may be able to help you win a case for the wrongful death of your loved one, and obtain the financial compensation you deserve.

Drunk Driving: In 2006, more than 1,000 people were killed in alcohol-related accidents in Florida alone. The wrongful death of a loved one at the hands of a drunk driver is one of the most painful and frustrating tragedies any family can experience. Defense lawyers often argue that the drunk driver who caused another’s death has suffered enough, Mr. Benenfeld knows better-the family is suffering, not the driver. He will fight tooth and nail to hold the responsible driver accountable for his or her crime and help you obtain the compensation you deserve for your loss.

Harmful Products: In the business world, companies focus on the bottom line. Unfortunately, this sometimes leads them to manufacture or market products that, while profitable, cause the death of people who purchase and use the product.Thousands of Americans die every year from using hazardous products, including pharmaceuticals, dangerous chemicals, defective tires and many more. If you or someone you love has been injured or killed by using a harmful product, Mr. Benenfeld can help you obtain all of the financial compensation to which you are entitled.

The financial impact of wrongful death on survivors.

Let’s put aside, for a moment, the devastating emotional suffering that accompanies losing a loved one due to the negligent actions of another. Many American families rely on two paychecks to cover basic expenses such as a mortgage, utilities, groceries, automobile payments, insurance, and the day-to-day cost of raising a family. The loss of one of these paychecks often leads to financial catastrophe for the entire family.

This is why you owe it to yourself and your surviving family members to pursue a claim of wrongful death against the party responsible for the loss of your loved one. It’s not about revenge. It’s about obtaining financial compensation for your loss so that you and your family can survive. Once the matter has been settled, you will be better able to focus on the emotional aspects of the loss of your loved one, and gain a sense of closure.

David Benenfeld: Dedicated to providing justice for victims of personal injury in South Florida.

David Benenfeld is an aggressive, respected and sought-after advocate for victims of personal injury throughout South Florida. He understands the tactics employed by insurance companies and their representatives to deny all responsibility for the injury or death of your loved one, and to minimize the amount of money they pay to victims. His reputation precedes him. Insurance company lawyers and adjusters are well aware that if Mr. Benenfeld has accepted the case, they are in for a fight, their usual tricks will not work, and they had better take the matter seriously.

If you have recently lost a loved one due to circumstances that could have been prevented, or due to the negligence or incompetence of someone else, contact The Law Offices of David M. Benenfeld, P.A. for a free legal consultation today.It’s your case. Your future. Your life. You deserve the best possible representation. You’ll get precisely that with South Florida wrongful death attorney David Benenfeld.

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Wrongful Death FAQ

  • Who can I sue for the death of my daughter as a result of a defective product?
  • My son died in a bicycle accident with a car, and the lawyers for the insurance company for the other side said we won’t get very much in damages because our son didn’t earn a living. Is this true?
  • My husband was in a coma for a long time and finally died of his injuries. Can I still file a wrongful death claim even though there has been a gap in time since the car crash?
  • Can I file a wrongful death claim for the loss of my husband, even if the other driver wasn’t arrested under a criminal charge?
  • How should I be dealing with my grief and pain after losing my daughter in a crash caused by a drunk driver?
  • When is death from a car accident considered “wrongful”?
  • My daughter was killed as a pedestrian when a taxi cab driver hit her. What are my family’s rights and what should I do next?
  • Why are roadway construction workers and law enforcement personnel killed while on the side of the road?
  • There was a gap in a median that allowed a car from the opposite direction to hit and kill my wife. Do I have a case against the Florida Department of Transportation?
  • What Type Of Financial Recovery Can I Expect To Receive Following The Death Of My Wife After A Drunk Driver Hit And Killed Her While She Was Riding Her Bike?
  • What Is The Stand Your Ground Law?
  • What Are The Time Limits I Have To File A Wrongful Death Claim In Florida?
  • I Know Many People Who Are Outraged By The Acquittal Of George Zimmerman On Grounds Of Racial Discrimination. How Much Does Race Play A Part In Wrongful Death Lawsuits And Outcomes?
  • Is It True That Florida Ranks As Having Large Amounts Of Asbestos Throughout Our Communities And Schools?
  • Is It True That Florida Is Reported To Be 2nd Ranked State For Number Of Car Heat Stroke Deaths?
  • My Husband Was Killed In A Miami-Dade County Wrongful Death Accident. I Am Devastated And Scared Because He Was The Sole Financial Provider For Our Family. How Do I Know If I Need An Attorney, Or Will The Insurance Companies Pay For This?
  • Are Car Accidents Still The Leading Cause Of Death In America?
  • Is It True That Florida A&M University Is Blaming The Drum Major Hazing Victim For His Own Wrongful Death?
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  • Can A Person Collect From A South Florida Wrongful Death Of A Pedestrian Accident?
  • I Lost My Wife In A Car Accident Due To Defective Tires. I Am At A Loss Since I Relied On Her To Take Care Of Our Kids. The Tire Company Doesn’t Want To Pay Me Much. I Can’t Work And Take Care Of Our Children. What Can I Do?
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  • Who Can Bring A Wrongful Death Suit In The State Of Florida?
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  • What Is The Difference Between A Wrongful Death Lawsuit For Manufacturing Defects And Design Defects? They Sound Like One In The Same?
  • What Is The Difference Between A Florida Wrongful Death Lawsuit And A Murder Case?
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  • What Does Florida Consider As A Wrongful Death Case?
  • What Compensation Is Available In A Florida Toxic Exposure Wrongful Death Case?
  • What Are The Chances Of Pedestrians Getting Injured Or Killed By A Car In South Florida?
  • What Type Of Products Cause Florida Wrongful Deaths?
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  • What Things Do I Have To Show In Order To Have A Valid Wrongful Death Claim On Behalf Of My Loved One Who Was Prematurely Discharged From The Hospital?
  • Can I Sue For Wrongful Death After My Daughter Died In An Apartment Fire Because The Fire Alarm Didn’t Work?
  • My Son Died While Sleeping, And I Think The Crib Could Have Been Defective. Can I Hold The Manufacturer Responsible For My Son’s Death?
  • How Do I Know If My Relative’s House Fire And Death Was Caused By A Defective Product?
  • What Are Some Of The Reasons Wrongful Death In A Nursing Home Would Occur?
  • How Can We Prove A Wrongful Death Claim To Hold The Other Driver Liable?
  • People Think I’m Pursuing A Wrongful Death Lawsuit To Profit From My Loved One’s Death. What Should I Say To Them?
  • My Wife Was Killed In A Pedestrian Accident By Another Driver. I Can’t Afford An Attorney, So What Are My Options To Pursue A Wrongful Death Case?
  • My Husband Was Killed By A Drunk Driver. What Things Can I Sue The Other Driver For?
  • My Husband Died From Internal Bleeding Due To The Type Of Medication He Was Taking. Can I Sue For Wrongful Death?
  • Is My Mother’s Doctor Or Pharmacist Responsible For Her Fatal Overdose?
  • Was Your Loved One A Victim Of Wrongful Death In Florida Caused By Fire?
  • How Do I Know If I Can Collect Damages From A Wrongful Death Accident In Florida? I Lost My Father In An Accident And Heard That I May Be Eligible To File A Wrongful Death Claim. I Am 24-Years-Old.
  • I Lost My Husband In A Car Accident Caused By A Drunk Driver. I Relied On His Income And Am Trying To Find Out What Compensation Is Available?
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  • I Am An Adult Who Lost My Parent In A Wrongful Death Accident In Florida. I Heard That I Cannot Collect Damages Because Of My Age, Is This Right?
  • How Do I Know If I Have A Florida Wrongful Death Claim?
  • After The House Fire That Left My Husband With Burns And Smoke Inhalation Injuries, He Underwent Multiple Surgeries Before Passing Weeks Later. Because His Death Wasn’t Immediate Following The Fire, Can I Still Pursue A Wrongful Death Claim Against The Manufacturer Of The Space Heater?
  • I Heard About A Child Dying After Choking On A Product. Is There Anything That Parents Can Do To Prevent Fatal Choking Injury?
  • After I Fell At The Supermarket, I Noticed There Was A Video Camera Pointed In The Direction Of My Fall. What’s The Best Way To Get A Hold Of It?
  • What Is My Family’s Wrongful Death Rights After Losing Our Father In A Crash Caused By A Drunk Driver?
  • Does My Family Have A Defective Products Claim Or A Wrongful Death Claim When A Wheelchair Caught On Fire And Claimed My Son?
  • What Compensation Can My Family Receive From The Manufacturer After Our Mother Died In A Wheelchair Fire?
  • Can I Collect Money From A Fatal Accident Due To A Drunk Driver In Florida?
  • Can I Collect Damages For My Husband’s Death In South Florida
  • Can I Bring A Wrongful Death Claim Against The Drugged Driver Who Killed My Mother?
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  • A Pharmacist Gave My Mother The Wrong Pills That Interacted With The Medication She Was Already Taking And Caused Her Death. Do I Have A Legal Case Against That Pharmacy?