Can you sue for a wrongful death in Florida?

Damages in Florida Wrongful Death Cases

No amount of money can truly compensate for a family member. At Lulich & Attorneys, our wrongful death lawyers work to get clients every dollar FL laws to allow. Individuals and companies that cause death should accountable for their wrongs. Our experienced lawyers are ready to try your case in court. We also negotiate strong settlements if the offers compensate family members fully.

Who are the beneficiaries?

Wrongful death claims are ordinarily brought by the personal representative for the Estate of the person who died. The beneficiaries include the wife, husband, children, and parents of the deceased. Relatives who were dependent on the accident victim may also claim damages.

The categories of wrongful death damages

Experienced wrongful death lawyers will seek payment for the following:
  • The past and future loss of support and services. This includes:
    • The likely net income that would have been available to the survivors.
    • The value of lost benefits that survivors would have received if the accident hadn't occurred. You may be eligible for the value of health insurance, retirement benefits, and Social Security benefits.
    • The value to substitute the services the decedent would have provided.
  • Spousal damages. Spouses are generally entitled to compensation for their pain and suffering. Furthermore, they are also entitled to payment for the loss of the companionship and protection the decedent would have provided
  • Damages for minor children. Minor children and single adult children qualify for the loss of parental companionship and guidance. Additionally, they are also entitled to pain and suffering for the loss of their mother or father.
  • Parental damages. Parents of minors can claim compensation for the horrible pain and suffering of losing a minor child. Parents of adult children can claim pain and suffering if the following condition applies. The adult child didn't have a spouse or children
  • Expense reimbursement. The personal representative can request reimbursement for any funeral expenses and medical bills. Thus, it is important to note who pays medical & funeral expenses.
Some extra compensation damages may apply if the decedent lived for a while before death. Therefore, if the conduct of the wrongdoers was wanton and in reckless disregard of public safety, then our lawyers will also seek punitive damages. Punitive damages punish the wrongdoer and deter future misconduct.

There are strict time limits to bring a wrongful death case. While witness memories are fresh, quick action is necessary so they do not forget. Therefore, we recommend not delaying in bringing a wrongful death case.

Speak with an experienced Florida car accident attorney today

Our wrongful death lawyers respect that the family’s priority is to mourn for their loved ones. We balance your need to mourn with the need to protect and assert your rights. At Lulich & Attorneys, we guide you through this rough time. For caring help, please call 772-589-5500 (Sebastian) or 772-774-7771 (Vero Beach) to make an appointment. Our lawyers handle cases on a contingency fee basis.