Have you lost a loved one due to an accident or intentional act of harm? If so, you may be eligible to reclaim losses to help ease your financial hardships.
Flynn Law of Bradenton has rich experience with personal injury, wrongful death, and criminal cases. If you believe that you have a right to compensation following the negligent death of a family member or loved one, we can help you with your case.What is Considered Wrongful Death in Florida?
When someone you love suddenly passes at the fault of another party or individual, it’s a distressing experience that can leave you ill-prepared for the future.
Filing a wrongful death suit in the Manatee County area allows you to reclaim costs attributed to this loss. While the umbrella term “wrongful death” can be applied to a wide variety of circumstances, these are a few of the most common situations:
- Medical Malpractice
- Drunk Driving
- Intentional Murder
- Work-Related Accidents
- Defective Products
- Auto Accidents
Under the Florida Wrongful Death Act, any persons related to the victim of a wrongful death incident in the following ways can make a claim against the negligent parties:
- Dependent blood, or adopted, relatives
The individuals who recover losses in these cases are known as survivors or beneficiaries. The compensation received is for a variety of different things, including:
- Medical Expenses
- Funeral and Burial Expenses
- Decedent’s Pain and Suffering
- Loss of Financial Support
- Loss of Parental Guidance
- Loss of Companionship
- Inheritance Loss
- Loss of Income
Limits on Loss Recovery
Depending on who is filing the wrongful death suit, there could be some limitations on the amount of support recovered.
While children of any age, for instance, are eligible to file suit for loss of parental support if there is a surviving spouse and the kids are over 25, there may be more of a limit to what they can recover.
Another exception is for parents of the deceased. They can only recover losses if the child is under 25 or has no immediate family.Should You Hire a Florida Wrongful Death Attorney?
When a loved one suffers from a wrongful death, it’s a devastating blow to your family. Survivors often find themselves struggling mentally and financially to overcome the event.
In Florida, you have the right to collect compensation for your losses. While this can be a complicated process, we’re here to help.
The Manatee County trial attorneys at Flynn Law have the experience needed to defend your rights successfully.
Give our team a call today at 941-800-1140 to set up a FREE CONSULTATION and find out whether you have a case.