The Florida Wrongful Death Act, Florida Statute Sections 768.16-768.26 (2020) permits survivors of the deceased to be compensated for the passing of a loved one due to another person’s negligence. For more information on what is necessary to prove a wrongful death case, click here.
What damages are available in a Florida wrongful death claim?
Damages There are two different kinds of damages in wrongful death cases. The first kind of damages belong to the survivors. Survivors can be compensated for the value of:
Who can file a Florida wrongful death claim?
Only the personal representative of the decedent may file a wrongful death claim in the state of Florida. If a personal representative is not designated in the deceased’s will, relatives must file for a personal representative to be appointed in probate court. This person represents all of the survivors of the deceased. A survivor of the decedent is:
Losing a loved one is never easy, especially due to someone's negligence. If you are reading this after the loss of a loved one, we would like to extend our sincerest condolences. You should not have to go through this process alone. A wrongful death attorney can guide you through the process of filing a wrongful death claim and achieving justice for the wrong that your family has suffered. Contact Simpson-Cannon Law Firm today at 561-721-6255.