Unintentional injury is one of the leading causes of death in Florida. Ranking fifth, unintentional injury surpasses homicide, suicide, diabetes and a number of other causes of death in Florida.  Without doubt, an accidental death is always difficult for family and friends to cope with. When the death is a result of another person's action or inaction, the devastation of such a loss is multiplied. By consulting the qualified Broward wrongful death lawyers of Krupnick Law, you are taking the first step in gaining some closure in this very turbulent time.
A wrongful death claim is filed when the victim's family believes that the death was a result of carelessness or negligence and is able to prove that claim. Wrongful death cases are civil actions, usually between individuals, compared to murder or manslaughter, which are criminal actions filed by the state in which the crime was committed. For wrongful death cases, there does not need to be any intent on the part of the person to injure or kill, but it must be proven that the death occurred because of another person's negligence or carelessness.
There are several types of wrongful death claims that can be filed. Some of the more common instances include:
- Vehicle accidents
- Negligence on the part of the staff in a healthcare setting, either in a hospital, clinic, nursing facility or from a home health service
- Accidents occurring in the workplace
- Defective drugs or drugs prescribed for unintended conditions (off-label)
These instances are extremely difficult for the victim's family, and it might be hard to see beyond the physical loss of a loved one. In reality, the loss extends to the earning power (real and potential) of the victim, as well as the loss of money spent on medical bills and funeral costs. Broward wrongful death lawyers may be able to help you seek compensation for the loss of a loved one through the negligence or carelessness of another person. If you are located in Broward County including the cities of Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs or Pembroke Pines, the wrongful death attorneys of Krupnick Law can help you receive fair compensation.
- In 2009, there were 14,629 total deaths in Broward County. Of those, 755 (5.2%) were the result of "unintentional injury," which means that the deceased might have been the victim of someone else's negligence or carelessness.
- In 2008, unintentional injury was the leading cause of death for people age 44 and younger
- There were 283 wrongful death incidents in the 55-85+ age group, underscoring the vulnerability of our senior citizens. 
Krupnick Campbell Malone Buser Slama Hancock Liberman and McKee represents the families of wrongful death victims Broward County, including the cities of Coral Springs, Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood and Pembroke Pines.
1. Florida Mortality Atlas
2. 2008 Florida Vital Statistics Report