Coping with the loss of a loved one can be devastating, especially when the family member’s death was the result of an accident or caused by another party’s negligence or wrongdoing. In these instances, close family members—such as spouses, children, or parents of minors who were killed—may wish to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
To do so, the estate’s personal representative (executor) must open a probate and hire a personal injury law firm to handle the wrongful death lawsuit. Boyes, Farina & Matwiczyk can assist those who would become personal representatives and their personal injury counsel.
Our attorneys then work together with the personal injury attorneys to advise and assist with both the distribution of the regular estate and the allocation of the proceeds of the wrongful death lawsuit and/or claim. We continually monitor the status of your case.
Boyes, Farina & Matwiczyk attorneys assist clients throughout Florida in determining proper allocation to beneficiaries for all types of wrongful death cases involving:
Nursing Home Negligence
Swimming Pool Accidents
Workplace Accidents, including construction accidents, electrical accidents, and oil and gas accidents
Truck Accidents, including those caused by drunk or fatigued truck drivers, a failure to follow trucking regulations, defective equipment and inadequate truck maintenance
At Boyes, Farina & Matwiczyk, our experienced Trusts and Estates attorneys have a thorough knowledge of this complex area of law. Partner Bill Boyes is a statewide authority and widely recognized as an expert on allocation of wrongful death proceeds. When a loved one has been killed due to the negligence of another, we’re here to direct the estate planning aspects of the case so you can make informed decisions about how to manage the compensation settlement or award.
To learn more about your estate planning options following wrongful death, contact us today.