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Wrongful Death Law in Florida

  • Losing a loved one to another person’s negligence can be devastating. Worse, you’ve just lost someone dear to you because another party was careless. Now, you may feel lost or confused because of the laws surrounding wrongful death in Florida.

    Fortunately, a trusted lawyer can offer some guidance. Below are just some of the laws you may face while dealing with a wrongful death lawsuit in Florida. If you’re still struggling to get answers, your lawyer can help you plan your lawsuit and get compensated. 

    Eligibility for a Wrongful Death Lawsuit 

    First, who’s eligible for a wrongful death lawsuit? Typically, close family members are eligible for a wrongful death lawsuit. If you’re a spouse, child, or parent of the deceased, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit for your deceased loved one. 

    You may also be eligible for compensation if you’re partly or completely dependent on the deceased. For example, if you’re an adoptive sibling but you relied on the deceased for support, you may also be allowed to bring forward a wrongful death claim. 

    Compensation for Families in a Wrongful Death Claim 

    After you’ve lost a loved one, you may be entitled to wrongful death damages caused by the accident. These damages should cover all the losses you’ve suffered because of the accident. But what does that include? Below are a few examples of damages you may be due compensation for. 

    Economic Damages 

    The death of a loved one can get costly, quickly. You may be responsible for their final medical expenses, burial and funeral costs, and any property damage if they were in an accident. Those are expenses caused by someone else’s negligence. 

    Luckily, your lawyer can help you include these damages in your wrongful death lawsuit. They can add up all current and future costs, so you don’t have to worry about how you’ll pay for their expenses.  

    Pain and Suffering 

    The emotional toll of a fatal accident can be devastating, too. You’re dealing with your own grief, and your loved one may have suffered because someone else was careless. Your lawyer can help you add up the intangible losses you’ve suffered, as well, using tools that calculate the impact of these losses. Because these damages are intangible, you may need a lawyer to get the compensation you’re due. 

    Learn More About Wrongful Death Laws Impacting Your Claim 

    When you’ve just lost a loved one, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by grief and the expenses you’re left with. Knowing the wrongful death laws in Florida may be confusing and difficult to do. Luckily, you don’t have to juggle your grief and your lawsuit alone. 

    At Anderson & Anderson, we’re committed to helping your family overcome the serious loss you just suffered. We have the knowledge and experience to represent your interests, so you may focus on yourself and your family. To get started with a free consultation with one of our lawyers, give us a call at 813-251-0072 or visit our website for more information.