Wrongful Death

Full compensation for the death of your loved one

A death of a loved one brings both deep emotional sadness and serious financial loss to the living spouse, children and/or relatives. When the death of a relative is wrongful, and therefore, brought about by the negligence of others, the Law Offices of Diana Santa Maria, P.A. will make every effort to help you recover the full amount of damages compensable for your loved one's loss.

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Contact us today at (954) 434-1077 or Toll Free (800) 668-2156

Since 1991, our Fort Lauderdale, wrongful death attorneys have handled fatal accident claims involving the following issues:

  • Construction site accidents: Bulldozer accidents, scaffolding falls, cement mixer accidents, passing vehicular accidents, dangerous premises, contractor accidents due to faulty back up alarms, chemical exposures and others...
  • Medical malpractice: Surgical errors, delayed diagnosis, death at birth delivery, failure to monitor patients causing unnecessary loss of life, wrong prescriptions or negligent administration of medications causing overdose; extravasation injuries, negligent administration of injections, intramuscular and venous; operating room fires; and others...
  • Automobile accidents: Car accidents, freeway crashes, highway crashes, drunk driver, truck accidents, 18 wheelers accidents, auto accidents, and hit and run; accidental homicide, pedestrian deaths caused by negligent and faulty drivers and others...
  • Defective products: Failure to provide warnings, inappropriate assemblage instructions, malfunctioned engines, improper canning, poisonous food, and food poisoning; failure to provide adequate warnings regarding dangerous chemicals; and others...
  • Drowning: Failure to provide adequate supervision, lighting, negligently maintained swimming pools causing deaths and/or drownings, failure to post warnings at swimming pools, failure to provide adequate safety equipment, render help, failure to provide warnings in public swimming places, regarding rip currents, low tide, failure to post "no-diving" signs where diving poses dangers to life and limb, failure to provide safe diving platforms; failure to stage medical personnel and medical equipment on shore to deliver prompt medical assistance to swimmers in distress at competitive events such as triathlons;failure to implement emergency rescue protocols for swim related activities at competitive events such as triathlons.
  • Watercraft accidents: Boating accidents, jet ski accidents, falling off ships, negligent boating practices, and others...
  • Premises liability: Slippery floors, uneven walkways, escalator and elevator malfunctions, defective stairwells or steps, and tripping accidents over materials on floors, defective walkways and paths; violent crimes including murders and deaths caused by lack of or inadequate or negligent security; dog or other violent animal attacks on premises due to faulty supervision of wild or dangerous animals and others...
  • Plane crashes: Helicopter crashes, jet plane crashes, cargo planes, Boeing 747, and  plane propeller malfunctions causing crashes and others, causing serious injuries and/or deaths.
  • Damages: Economic and noneconomic damages, pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills, lost earning capacity, and needs of dependent living relatives.

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Call (954) 434-1077 today or Toll Free (800) 668-2156

Not all deaths are considered wrongful but if you lose a loved one due to the negligence of another, such a loss should not go without recompense. Such deaths should be evaluated by our experienced wrongful death lawyers for their merits and in order to determine whether your loved one's loss could have been prevented with the exercise of reasonable care. Should we find that your loss has merit, we will pursue, for you, any applicable legal remedy and cause of action to secure justice and compensation for your loss.

Client Reviews
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I'm so grateful to your staff for assisting me with obtaining medical care from my injuries. Words cannot express my appreciation for aiding me with my case. The staff is very efficient, people oriented and caring. Continue to not only provide legal assistance, but the love that makes and impact on the lives of your clients. B.B. (Premises Liability)
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Our experience with the Law Offices of Diana Santa Maria, P.A. was excellent. Her staff is kind and professional. Attorney Diana Santa Maria is an outstanding human being and a true professional. I would recommend them 100%. R.P. (Premises Liability)
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I am extremely satisfied with the legal services provided by this law firm. I feel grateful to the staff and to Diana Santa Maria in particular. I would definitely recommend Diana Santa Maria for legal representation in any accident matter. E.M. (Auto Accident)
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Overall great experience, totally professional and would not hesitate to recommend! Helpful on every level of this case-from day #1 and throughout! I would not hesitate to recommend Diana and Laura to anyone in need of superb legal services! They were extremely helpful and kind during a stressful time. The office is beautiful, the paralegal team and staff are totally knowledgeable and professional. A.T. (Auto Accident)
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My personal experience with the office of Diana Santa Maria has been one of mutual respect and excellent personal service... their integrity, personal care and efficiency handling my case. The availability of Ms. Santa Maria when required or requested and the attention to my case always included a personal touch. C.R. (Auto Accident)