Florida Wrongful Death Attorney
Florida, like many states allows beneficiaries to file a suit and recover for the wrongful death of the decedent. This law is crucial for getting compensation to those who have had a family member die due to the negligence of another.
What is a Wrongful Death Claim?
A wrongful death claim is essentially a civil lawsuit in which a family member sues another person or company in order to hold them accountable for their negligence that caused the death of their family member.
In Florida, Statute 768.19 specifically states that “when a person’s death is caused by the wrongful act, negligence, default or breach of contract or warranty,” the estate of the deceased person may bring such a lawsuit. According to the statute, a Florida wrongful death cause of action must be based upon the following:
- Conduct that amounts to a wrongful act, negligence, default, or breach of contract or warranty;
- The conduct upon which the cause of action is based must have caused the death of the decedent; and
- Such conduct must have entitled the person injured to maintain an action and recover damages if death had not ensued.
When to Hire a Wrongful Death Lawyer
Wrongful death is a civil action suit in which damages are sought against a party for causing a death unintentionally. This is typically when criminal action has failed or is not attempted. If you or someone you know has lost a loved one, make sure you get the closure you need. The loss of a loved one is emotionally taxing and sometimes financially devastating. If you feel that you have been a victim of such circumstances, please reach out for a free consultation. We'll be sure to fight for justice.