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Wrongful Death Claims in Florida | What You Should Know

If your loved one died as a result of another person’s negligence, please read on, then contact an experienced Broward County wrongful death lawyer to learn what you should know about wrongful death claims in Florida.

How do you know if you have a valid wrongful death claim in Florida?

First of all, one should know who can bring a wrongful death lawsuit in the Sunshine State. In Florida, the decedent’s personal representative, i.e. executor, must file suit. He or she can do so on behalf of the decedent’s:

  • Spouse
  • Children
  • Parents

So long as you meet those qualifications, you may file suit for the following:

  • The death of a person
  • Wrongful conduct or negligence of another resulting in death
  • You or a loved one is a survivor who has suffered specific damages due to the death

What can you fight for in a wrongful death claim in Florida?

It should go without saying that only survivors or the estate can receive monetary awards to compensate for economic damages resulting from the death. Such entities can recover a variety of damages in a wrongful death lawsuit, including the following:

  • Loss of benefits
  • Loss of companionship
  • Medical and funeral expenses
  • Emotional suffering and mental anguish
  • Children’s loss of guidance or supervision
  • Loss of income and family support

If you lost a loved one to another person’s negligent or wrongful conduct, you should reach out to a skilled Broward County personal injury attorney to discuss your next steps.

How can a Broward County personal injury attorney help you?

Having a competent legal professional working on your behalf can make all the difference in your effort to recover damages. He or she will help you collect, compile and present the evidence needed to prove your case in court. This evidence will come in the form of medical records related to the accident, statements from any and all witnesses to the accident, a copy of the police report and any photos and/or videos of the accident scene. No matter the strength of your case, precious few defendants will admit to their negligent or wrongful conduct and hand over the damages that they owe to the families of their victims. That is where a seasoned legal representative comes in. He or she will preserve your rights and fight to hold the defendant accountable.

This process can be time-consuming and complicated, so let us handle the paperwork. Please give us a call today.

Contact Our Experienced Broward County Firm

If you require legal representation for matters of personal injury, family law, criminal defense, commercial litigation, or aviation litigation, look no further than The Finizio Law Group. Our firm has decades of combined experience representing clients from all walks of life, and we are here to put those years of experience to work for you as well. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation with our team and to learn more about our services and how we can assist you.

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