Wrongful Death Benefits Available In Florida
When you lose a parent, child, sibling or other close family member in a tragic accident, grief can be all-consuming. However, grief can turn to anger when you learn that your loved one’s death was due to someone else’s negligence.
If you are coping with an untimely and unfair loss, you may be entitled to wrongful death benefits from the person or company that is responsible for your loved one’s death.
Types Of Wrongful Death Benefits You Could Recover
The damages you may be entitled to will depend on your relationship to the person who died. Florida law dictates that:
- Each survivor may recover the value of lost support and services from the date of the person’s injury to the time of death, along with interest, and future loss of support and services.
- The surviving spouse may also recover damages to account for the loss of companionship and protection, as well as for mental pain and suffering from the date of the injury.
- Minor children (and adult children if there is no surviving spouse) may also recover damages to account for the loss of parental companionship, instruction and guidance, as well as for mental pain and suffering endured from the date of the injury.
- Each parent of a deceased minor child may also recover damages for the mental pain and suffering endured from the date of the injury.
- Each parent of an adult child may also recover damages for the mental pain and suffering endured, if there are no other survivors.
- The decedent’s personal representative may recover damages on behalf of the person’s estate. These damages include loss of earnings from the date of the injury to the date of death, loss of the prospective net accumulations of the estate, and medical expenses related to the fatal injury or illness.
- Funeral or burial expenses may be recovered by any survivor who paid these bills or by the estate, if it was responsible for these expenses.
Tailored Solutions For Your Situation
At Rosenthal, Levy, Simon & Sosa, our compassionate and reputable attorneys have over three decades of experience obtaining compensation for injured parties and families who have lost loved ones.
We understand that no two families are the same. We always tailor our strategy to the unique needs of the person we represent, making sure to seek the compensation they need for their situation.
Don’t Delay In Taking Action
Pursuing a wrongful death claim can be difficult. There are strict filing deadlines and stringent requirements for opening estates. Don’t delay in taking action. Reach out to one of our lawyers today.
We always provide free consults and offer contingency fee arrangements, which means we do not charge a fee unless and until we recover compensation for you.
There are certain family members or “order of claimants” who can file a wrongful death lawsuit, click here to learn more.