There is no amount of money that can replace a loved one. However, if your loved one died due to the negligence of another person, compassionate wrongful death attorneys, such as those at Robinson Trial Lawyers, may help you seek justice during this emotionally devastating time.
Wrongful death is a civil action, separate and apart from criminal charges, that may be brought for intentional or unintentional acts that created a natural, direct, series of events leading to the injuries and death of an individual. Common causes of wrongful death claims include: automobile, pedestrian, bicycle and motorcycle accidents, airplane accidents, medical malpractice, product defects, construction site accidents, and even criminal acts.
Under Florida law, survivors such as the decedent’s spouse, children, parents and other blood relatives that were partly or wholly dependent on the decedent for financial support have a “right of action” for wrongful death. Florida’s Wrongful Death Statute allows plaintiffs to recover the following damages:
- Medical and funeral expenses
- Loss of income and family support
- Emotional suffering
- Loss of companionship
- Mental anguish
- Children’s loss of guidance or supervision
The statute of limitations to file suit for a wrongful death claim in Florida is two years from the date the cause of wrongful death is suspected or confirmed. Thus, it is important to file as soon as possible.
If you’re grieving the loss of a loved one due to the reckless conduct of another person and would like to find out more about how to proceed with a claim, please call Robinson Trial Lawyers at 954-632-6607 for a free consultation.