Krupnick Campbell Malone: Personal Injury Lawyers in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Fort Lauderdale Wrongful Death Attorneys

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The agony of losing a loved one is often compounded by the fact that another party’s negligent or malicious actions caused the death. In such cases, close relatives of the deceased might be entitled to significant compensation from those responsible. In order to begin this process, a Fort Lauderdale wrongful death lawyer is usually retained to file suit on behalf of the victim’s relatives in Broward County, Florida courts.

The term “wrongful death” can be defined as the death of a human being which is brought about by the deliberate or negligently accidental actions of others. In Florida courts, wrongful death cases take on many forms, including, but not limited to:

  • automobile, motorcycle, airplane or other moving vehicle accidents;
  • trucking accidents, where overworked, fatigued drivers or improperly maintained vehicles cause fatal accidents;
  • malpractice by a medical professional that leads to a patient’s death;
  • exposure to hazardous situations or chemicals at work;
  • occurrence of death while under the supervision of another party.

While wrongful death is an allegation often brought forth through a civil action in Hollywood and Fort Lauderdale, it can be filed as a result of a criminal action. A classic example of this is the infamous O.J. Simpson murder trial. In order to have been found guilty, criminally, the prosecution had to prove the defendant’s guilt beyond all reasonable doubt. Even though the jury returned a verdict of “not guilty,” the family of the deceased filed a civil suit for wrongful death against Mr. Simpson and won the case due to a preponderance of the evidence, as shown by the jury’s verdict in the plaintiffs’ favor.

In order to successfully pursue this type of claim in Broward County courts, the plaintiff’s wrongful death attorney must show that the decedent’s death caused loss of income, property or other assets to the plaintiff and/or the decedent’s estate and heirs.

Types of damages awarded

The primary measure of damages in a wrongful death case is called “pecuniary” or financial injury. To determine the extent of damage, a number of factors are considered and weighted. For example, if the decedent was a single parent and sole provider for his or her dependents, greater award consideration may be given as opposed to a decedent who had no dependents. The earnings of the deceased at the time of death, as well as calculated loss of future earnings are often considered as well. Additionally, there may be intangible losses to the survivors of the deceased. The spouse may cite loss of affection, and dependent children’s loss of parental guidance.

Who makes the determination?

After being presented with all of the evidence, it is the job of the jury to determine the size of the damages to be awarded, if any. However, the jury does not necessarily have the final word. If the court deems the award to be excessive or otherwise unreasonable, it could adjust the jury’s decision accordingly. Further, if the court feels that the evidence presented fails to support the award, it can be set aside by the court and a new trial ordered.

Because of the complex nature of wrongful death claims and the importance of presenting full and accurate testimony of the losses that arise from them, it is extremely important that persons who are considering pursuit of this type of litigation seek the services of a wrongful death law firm in Ft Lauderdale that has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in judgments for its clients. Krupnick Campbell Malone Buser Slama Hancock has more than 45 years of experience successfully advocating for victims’ loved ones.

If you have lost a close family member due to another party’s recklessness in Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood or elsewhere in Broward County, call the Krupnick Campbell personal injury legal team at (954) 763-8181 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your legal options with one of our accident lawyers.

The Law Firm of Krupnick Campbell Malone Buser Slama Hancock is welcoming a new team of trial attorneys and staff to lead its medical malpractice division. With these new additions, Krupnick, Campbell, Malone’s will continue its 45-year history of providing high quality representation to Plaintiffs who have been injured and require legal assistance to secure fair compensation for the losses they have suffered.

Founding partner Jon Krupnick stated “Skip Campbell and I created an unparalleled culture of hard work and enthusiastic trial advocacy on behalf of our clients. We have achieved groundbreaking verdicts and our efforts have resulted in important case law which is relied upon by Plaintiff lawyers throughout the land. The firm and our incoming medical malpractice team shall continue these traditions and remain at the forefront of trial advocacy.”

Malove Henratty, P.A. Attorneys Scott L. Henratty and Randall A. Diez, Jr. joned Krupnick, Campbell, Malone on February 1st, 2019. They will focus on medical malpractice ligation and assist the firm in other catastrophic and serious injury matters.

Since joining attorney Stephen Malove in 2007, Mr. Henratty has focused on medical malpractice and has been responsible for over $120 million in settlements and verdicts over the past decade. Mr. Henratty is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and is Board Certified by the Florida Bar as a Civil Trial Law Specialist. Mr. Henratty is the immediate past president of the Broward County Trial Lawyers Association and is also an Eagle member of the Florida Justice Association and he is Board Certified by the Florida Bar as a Civil Trial Law Specialist.

“It is truly an honor to join forces with the trial lawyer icons at Krupnick Campbell. Their vast resources and team approach to litigation is indeed formidable and we are excited to now be a part of that team,” said Henratty.

In addition to Mr. Henratty, associate Randall A. Diez, Jr. and a dedicated team of long-time support staff including Colleen Cheney, R.N. will begin working at Krupnick, Campbell, Malone. Ms. Cheney has been a registered nurse since 1975 and boasts a wealth of clinical experience in both the medical and legal field that is necessary for the complex investigation of medical malpractice cases.

Kelly Hancock, who joined the firm in 1989 after retiring as Broward County’s Chief Homicide Prosecutor, said “It has been the highest privilege to be a lawyer with Krupnick and Campbell for over 30 years. We are truly excited to be bringing in such an energetic group of trial attorneys and staff who have a track record of success and have been so effective at trial, especially in medical malpractice matters.”

As a result of the acquisition of its new medical malpractice team, the law firm of Krupnick, Campbell, Malone, Buser, Slama, Hancock P.A. will consist of 13 trial attorneys, many who have been there for over 30 years. . Krupnick, Campbell, Malone’s nation-wide practice areas include personal injury, wrongful death, premises liability, products liability, medical malpractice, admiralty, aviation disasters and rail accidents. The firm also engages in international litigation and the representation of sovereign nations in a wide variety of contexts and pursues white collar criminals on behalf of corporations, banks and other victims they have defrauded. Over the last 15 years, Krupnick and Campbell has recovered in excess of $2.5 billion for its clients.

The firm has recently celebrated record setting settlements in premises liability, motor-vehicle accident and product defect cases. Krupnick and Campbell’s international division is continuing to expand its practice after unparalleled success and landmark decisions it has obtained in the course of representing multiple foreign sovereigns. Its anti-money laundering division is currently preparing for a $230 million trial in Miami-Dade County.

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The Law Firm of Krupnick Campbell Malone Buser Slama Hancock is welcoming a new team of trial attorneys and staff to lead its medical malpractice division. With these new additions, Krupnick, Campbell, Malone’s will continue its 45-year history of providing high quality representation to Plaintiffs who have been injured and require legal assistance to secure fair compensation for the losses they have suffered.

Founding partner Jon Krupnick stated “Skip Campbell and I created an unparalleled culture of hard work and enthusiastic trial advocacy on behalf of our clients. We have achieved groundbreaking verdicts and our efforts have resulted in important case law which is relied upon by Plaintiff lawyers throughout the land. The firm and our incoming medical malpractice team shall continue these traditions and remain at the forefront of trial advocacy.”

Malove Henratty, P.A. Attorneys Scott L. Henratty and Randall A. Diez, Jr. joned Krupnick, Campbell, Malone on February 1st, 2019. They will focus on medical malpractice ligation and assist the firm in other catastrophic and serious injury matters.

Since joining attorney Stephen Malove in 2007, Mr. Henratty has focused on medical malpractice and has been responsible for over $120 million in settlements and verdicts over the past decade. Mr. Henratty is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and is Board Certified by the Florida Bar as a Civil Trial Law Specialist. Mr. Henratty is the immediate past president of the Broward County Trial Lawyers Association and is also an Eagle member of the Florida Justice Association and he is Board Certified by the Florida Bar as a Civil Trial Law Specialist.

“It is truly an honor to join forces with the trial lawyer icons at Krupnick Campbell. Their vast resources and team approach to litigation is indeed formidable and we are excited to now be a part of that team,” said Henratty.

In addition to Mr. Henratty, associate Randall A. Diez, Jr. and a dedicated team of long-time support staff including Colleen Cheney, R.N. will begin working at Krupnick, Campbell, Malone. Ms. Cheney has been a registered nurse since 1975 and boasts a wealth of clinical experience in both the medical and legal field that is necessary for the complex investigation of medical malpractice cases.

Kelly Hancock, who joined the firm in 1989 after retiring as Broward County’s Chief Homicide Prosecutor, said “It has been the highest privilege to be a lawyer with Krupnick and Campbell for over 30 years. We are truly excited to be bringing in such an energetic group of trial attorneys and staff who have a track record of success and have been so effective at trial, especially in medical malpractice matters.”

As a result of the acquisition of its new medical malpractice team, the law firm of Krupnick, Campbell, Malone, Buser, Slama, Hancock P.A. will consist of 13 trial attorneys, many who have been there for over 30 years. . Krupnick, Campbell, Malone’s nation-wide practice areas include personal injury, wrongful death, premises liability, products liability, medical malpractice, admiralty, aviation disasters and rail accidents. The firm also engages in international litigation and the representation of sovereign nations in a wide variety of contexts and pursues white collar criminals on behalf of corporations, banks and other victims they have defrauded. Over the last 15 years, Krupnick and Campbell has recovered in excess of $2.5 billion for its clients.

The firm has recently celebrated record setting settlements in premises liability, motor-vehicle accident and product defect cases. Krupnick and Campbell’s international division is continuing to expand its practice after unparalleled success and landmark decisions it has obtained in the course of representing multiple foreign sovereigns. Its anti-money laundering division is currently preparing for a $230 million trial in Miami-Dade County.

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