In Florida, it may be challenging to understand who can recover damages in a wrongful death case. Typically, surviving family members such as a spouse, children, and parents are entitled to damages, but it may not be easy to determine eligibility. A can help explain who can receive compensation after a fatal accident in Florida.
Recovering Wrongful Death Damages
The type of damages recoverable for a wrongful death depends on your relationship with the deceased. For example, a surviving spouse may recover compensation for the loss of companionship and protection and mental pain and suffering. In cases where there is no surviving spouse and there are minor children, they may recover compensation for the loss of parental companionship, instruction, and guidance. They may also recover damages for mental pain and suffering. Those who are legally dependent on the deceased and relied on them for financial support may also be able to recover damages for the loss of financial support and services.
In addition, the personal representative of the deceased’s estate may recover the following for family members:
- Medical expenses
- Burial and funeral expenses
- Lost wages from the date of injury to the date of death
Consulting with a wrongful death lawyer immediately following your loved one’s death can help protect your legal rights and potential compensation. Since determining who is entitled to compensation is not always straightforward, an experienced lawyer will discuss your case and help make sure you get the total amount of compensation you deserve.
Do You Need a Florida Wrongful Death Lawyer?
If you lost a loved one due to a wrongful death in Florida, call Browning Law Firm today for a free, no-obligation consultation. We can help you navigate the legal process and determine your recoverable damages. There are never any legal fees unless we win your case. To schedule an appointment, fill out our online contact form, or call us at 850-344-1736.