We are South Florida personal injury lawyers who have handled numerous wrongful death cases throughout Florida, including deaths due to car accidents motorcycle crashes, boats capsizing, burn injuries, nursing home negligence and abuse, pedestrians struck by motor vehicles drownings, carbon monoxide poisoning, and defective and dangerous drugs. We have represented a wide age range of victims, from twins that were born and died immediately after birth, to persons in their 90s who died in nursing homes.
The Florida Wrongful Death Act enables the statutory survivors of the individual who is deceased to seek compensation for their loss. However, there is a statute of limitations for wrongful death suits, meaning you only have a limited amount of time to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit, so it is best to contact a lawyer early. The people who are survivors of the person deceased includes the spouse, children, parents, or any other relatives who were financially and/or emotionally dependant of the deceased.How Do I Choose A Wrongful Death Attorney?
In order to have a better chance at obtaining compensation for the wrongful death of your loved one, you need a personal injury lawyer with extensive experience handling wrongful death cases. With more than 36 years of experience, Dan Cytryn, the head attorney of the firm, has handled more than 100 jury trials and close to 50 appeals. Cytryn has multiple recognitions from different attorney organizations including being named as a Super Lawyer from 2010 to 2013, the highest rating on Avvo (a nationwide lawyer directory), and is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell.
Mr. Cytryn handled the wrongful death case of Pollock v. Florida Department of Highway Patrol, which made it to the Supreme Court. Our client was the passenger in a vehicle traveling on the Palmetto Expressway, when it struck a stalled unlit tractor trailer and killed our client and the vehicle driver as well. About an hour earlier, another individual driving on the Palmetto almost crashed into the stalled unlit tractor trailer, so he called 911 and was transferred to the Florida Department of Highway Patrol and notified the dispatcher that the tractor had no lights or warning signs. Unfortunately, an officer was not dispatched to the scene and ultimately resulted in the wrongful death of our client. The jury awarded $8.9 million for the case, which at the time, was likely the highest jury verdict in Florida for one parent for the death of an adult child. Unfortunately, the jury’s verdict was reversed by the Florida Supreme Court in a 5-2 decision, with the court holding that the Florida Highway Patrol owed no duty to the parent of the woman who was killed. Watch the video of Dan Cytryn’s oral argument for this case before the Florida Supreme Court.
The death of a loved one is always a traumatic and tragic experience. When that death is do to the negligence or intentional act of another, families are often left wondering what should have been done to prevent the death of their loved one and a desire for justice. The Law Offices of Cytryn & Velazquez, P.A will do their best to help you find the justice you’re looking for. We do not charge anything unless we are able to obtain monetary compensation for the loss of your loved one. Also, your initial consultation is free, so call now toll free at 1-877-853-7466 to see if we can take on your case and do our best to seek justice for the death of your loved one.