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Stuart Law Firm Seeks Justice for Clients in Wrongful Death Actions

Florida attorneys obtain damages for funeral costs and unearned wages

If someone is killed due to another’s negligence or misconduct, the victim’s loved ones will never be the same. Nothing can undo the harm that is done, but legal remedies are available to provide a measure of relief. At Vassallo, Bilotta & Davis, our South Florida attorneys litigate wrongful death actions on behalf of bereaved family members. We understand the devastation associated with an untimely loss, especially one that could have been avoided. From offices in West Palm Beach and Stuart, our firm guides clients throughout the litigation process so that they can secure the compensation they are entitled to and move forward.

West Palm Beach advocates handle a full range of wrongful death claims

For more than four decades, our firm has delivered strong results to personal injury victims and other plaintiffs in negligence cases. We use that background to present the strongest possible case for wrongful death claimants in litigation arising out of all types of fatal incidents, including:

  • Car accidents
  • Defective products
  • Intentional acts
  • Unsafe premises
  • Hazardous materials

Starting with a free initial consultation, we will deliver the unflinching support you deserve as you cope with your loss.

Proven advocates pursue appropriate payments for bereaved family members

It is impossible to attach a financial value to the benefits we receive from a beloved family member, but the law does provide specific types of damages to help hold the liable parties accountable:

  • Medical costs — Healthcare expenses are recoverable for treatment given to the victim prior to their death.
  • Funeral expenses — Burial costs and other expenses associated with funerals can be awarded by the court in wrongful death actions.
  • Unearned wages — We make a thorough examination of a decedent’s earning ability to achieve a result that fully compensates families for the income that the victim would have provided throughout their lifetime.
  • Loss of companionship — By working personally with each family, we create a compelling case to show how much the deceased individual contributed to their household and supported their loved ones.

Our firm works tirelessly so that an eventual judgment or settlement reflects each type of relief available under the Florida Wrongful Death Act.

Contact a Florida lawyer for a free initial consultation for a wrongful death claim

Vassallo, Bilotta & Davis advises family members on wrongful death litigation throughout South Florida. Please call 561-471-2800 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation at one of our offices, located in West Palm Beach and Stuart.

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  • West Palm Beach Office
    2001 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.
    Suite 204
    West Palm Beach, Florida 33409
    Phone: 561-471-2800
    Fax: 561-471-2818
  • Stuart Office
    50 E. Ocean Blvd.
    Stuart, Florida 34994
    Phone: 772-221-8262
Verdicts & Settlements
  • "$3,200,000 -- Motorcycle crash causing abdominal injuries* Defendant who was driving a van which struck our client only had $10,000 insurance coverage. Due to the failure of the insurer to timely resolve the case we obtained a settlement of 3.2 million."

  • "$2,156,249 -- Slip & fall causing low back injuries* Defendant grocery store put out wet floor signs due to a leaking freezer. Client fell while walking down the aisle. Defendant claimed client was 100% at fault. A jury found no responsibility on the client and awarded over 2.1 million in damages."

  • "$1,550,000 -- Tractor Trailor crash causing back injuries * Defendant trucking company claimed their driver was not at fault for a crash on I-95 and blamed a phantom vehicle After a trial the jury awarded our client over 1.5 million in damages."

  • "$1,417,937 -- Car crash causing injuries to an elderly couple.* Defendant claimed the husband who was 83 years old violated defendant's right of way. After a trial the jury awarded the husband and wife over 1.4 million."

  • "$1,000,000 -- Full-size Pickup Truck striking the back of client's car* Defendant denied liability claiming they were pushed from behind into our client. The case settled after a 2 week trial, while the jury was out deliberating."