Are There Damages to Recover from Wrongful Death?
Losing a loved one in a Florida accident is never easy. Moreover, if the loss could have been avoided by someone acting more prudently and carefully under the circumstances, it can be even more difficult to bear. If you have lost a loved one in an accident that was caused by someone else’s recklessness, carelessness, or negligence, you might be able to pursue wrongful death damages on behalf of your deceased loved one. Although money can never fully replace your loss, a financial settlement or favorable jury verdict can help bring a sense of closure and justice to the loss of your loved one.
If you are contemplating pursuing a wrongful death claim in Florida, the compassionate and experienced Boca Raton wrongful death lawyers at Demand the Limits are here to help. Our legal team can negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf and work to pursue just and favorable monetary compensation. Please give us a call today to find out more about how we could assist you with pursuing a wrongful death claim seeking damages.
Who is Eligible to File a Florida Wrongful Death Claim?
In the State of Florida, the personal representative of your deceased loved one’s estate may be in a position to file a wrongful death claim or lawsuit. This wrongful death claim or lawsuit can be filed on behalf of the parents, children, or spouse of the deceased individual. In addition, the personal representative of the deceased individual’s estate could file a wrongful death claim or lawsuit on behalf of the decedent’s adoptive siblings or blood relatives who are financially dependent on the decedent’s income (whether that be completely or partially).
Wrongful Death Damages
There are several types of damages that the personal representative of a deceased individual’s estate might be able to pursue in a Florida wrongful death claim or lawsuit. In order to be eligible for these damages, the personal representative plaintiff must be able to satisfy his or her legal burden of proof by showing that the at-fault person or entity acted unreasonably under the circumstances – or otherwise breached the prevailing standard or duty of care that was owed to the accident victim.
Potential damages in a Florida wrongful death case include loss of companionship and protection to the deceased individual’s surviving spouse (including all related pain and suffering), funeral expenses, medical expenses leading up to the time of the deceased individual’s untimely death, loss of companionship and guidance to the decedent’s minor children (including all related pain and suffering), and lost services and support to the individual family members who survived the decedent.
A knowledgeable Boca Raton wrongful death attorney could assist you with filing a claim or lawsuit and pursuing wrongful death damages.
Call an Experienced Boca Raton Wrongful Death Lawyer about Your Legal Matter Today
The knowledgeable legal team at Demand the Limits is here to help you with all aspects of your wrongful death claim or lawsuit. For a free case evaluation and legal consultation with a knowledgeable Boca Raton wrongful death attorney, please call us today at (561) 600-3555 or contact us online for more information about how we could assist.