Wrongful Death

When death results from someone else's negligence, the wrongful death attorneys at Howard S. Grossman, P.A., will apply our many years of experience to pursuing justice for the victim's family.

For deaths that occur 3 nautical miles from shore, the Death on the High Seas Act may apply. For land-based deaths, the Florida Wrongful Death Statute applies. Statutory benefits can include lost wages, mental anguish, loss of companionship, medical costs, punitive damages and other expenses. Offshore oil drilling rig workers do not fall under the Death on the High Seas Act; laws of the adjacent state apply.

Death benefits also are available to families of workers whose employment is governed by the Longshore & Harbor Workers Act. Benefits are paid to survivors such as the widow or widower or surviving children. If no spouse or child exists, or if the amount payable is less than two-thirds of the victim's average weekly wage, the death benefits go to any dependent grandchildren or siblings.

For land-based deaths, the wrongful death statute of the state where the death took place usually applies. Statutory death benefits can include lost wages, mental anguish, loss of companionship, medical costs, punitive damages and other expenses.

We have significant experience representing families of people killed in any other negligent or intentional manner, including:

  • Auto accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Workplace injuries
  • Railroad accidents
  • Plane crashes
  • Boat and personal watercraft accidents
  • Helicopter crashes
  • Construction accidents
  • Forklift accidents
  • Motorcycle or bike accidents
  • Three-wheeler, four-wheeler and ATV accidents
  • Injuries from defective products, equipment and drugs; products liability
  • Recreational accidents
  • Dog bites and animal attacks
  • Fires or explosions
  • Drowning
  • Electrocution
  • Falls
  • Chemical exposure
  • Amusement park and water park accidents

Our Florida wrongful death attorneys understand the complexities of all applicable laws and will fight for families' financial security. We are creative in finding every possible path to help rebuild our clients' lives.

From our main office in Boca Raton and a satellite office in Clewiston, Florida, the wrongful death trial attorneys of Howard S. Grossman, P.A. serve injured workers in Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, Riviera Beach, West Palm Beach, Wellington, Lake Worth, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Loxahatchee, Clewiston, Lantana, Stuart, Fort Pierce, Parkland, Coconut Creek, Deerfield Beach, Pompano Beach, Lighthouse Point. Our firm's accidental death lawyers serve injured ship workers in Hillsboro Beach, Tamarac, North Lauderdale, Oakland Park, Fort Lauderdale, Wilton Manors, Lauderdale Lakes, Lauderhill, Sunrise, Plantation, Weston, Davie, Hollywood, Pembroke Pines, Cooper City, Southwest Ranches, Miramar, Pembroke Park, Dania Beach, Hallandale Beach, St. Lucie, Fort Myers, Orlando, Miami, Miami Lakes, Aventura, Sunny Isles Beach, Hialeah, Coral Gables, Miami Gardens and North Miami.