The death of a loved one is always a difficult and heart-breaking situation. The grief is only magnified when the death occurred due to a wrongful act of another person.
The purpose behind a wrongful death claim is to balance the harm and compensate family members of the deceased for funeral expenses, medical bills, lost earnings and emotional trauma.
While nothing will make up for the loss of a loved one, a wrongful death recovery will ease the financial consequences of the loss and serve the interest of justice.
Who Can Bring a Lawsuit?
In the State of Florida, only those who qualify as survivors can maintain a wrongful death claim. Accordingly, the initial determination to be made by legal counsel is whether or not one is qualified to initiate a claim.
Our firm will determine whether or not the client would qualify as a survivor under Florida law, and if so, we will assist in identifying what damages may be recoverable and provide for the filing of a probate estate as is required to initiate a wrongful death claim.