There are moments in life that are hard and force you to stop and take inventory of what means the most to you. Some describe those moments as life-altering. Losing a loved one is a life-altering moment that makes you pause. Losing someone due to the negligence of someone or some party is more than just a pause; it is a wave of rage that may never subside. Our North Miami Wrongful Death Attorneys at Vladimir Tsirkin & Associates understand that rage. We believe that innocent lives should receive justice. We take pride in our job in getting your family that justice. We humbly take on clients whose lives have been shaken to their core. We work aggressively and strategically because even though we can’t bring your loved one back, we can hold the responsible party accountable for their wrongdoing.
Wrongful Death claims are filed through civil court. They are filed because death was caused by the negligence of someone or some other party. For example, if a loved one was killed in a car accident caused by a drunk driver then you can file a wrongful death claim against the drunk driver. The drunk driver was driving negligently which caused the accident and resulted in the loved one’s death. The state can choose to file a criminal charge if warranted. While a criminal charge is processing, a family member (spouse, children parents), any blood relative, adoptive sibling, or anyone who is “partly or wholly” dependent on the deceased can file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Wrongful death lawsuit outcomes are not influenced by a criminal case. Because there is a lower threshold of fault in civil versus criminal, it is possible for the responsible party to win a criminal case, but lose to a civil suit. When filing a wrongful death suit we are telling the responsible party that they need to be held accountable for their negligence. Good attorneys, like ours, will hold responsible parties accountable for:
In order to file a wrongful death suit, there is a two-year statute of limitation. This means that from the start of the time of death, family members have two years to file suit. Wrongful Death suits can vary in how long it takes for a claim to start and finish. Much like other cases, the majority of these suits don’t make it to court. They typically settle outside of court.
In order to get the justice you deserve, you have to pick the winning legal team. Our North Miami Wrongful Death Attorneys have the resources and experience to get you there. Call 305-831-4333 or click here for a free consultation with our North Miami professional attorneys at Vladimir Tsirkin & Associates today.