The death of a family member is devastating both emotionally and financially. If the death was caused by the negligence of another party, Florida law allows family members to seek compensation for the losses they have experienced.
In Florida, spouses, minor children, parents and other family members may seek compensation for loss of services and support, loss of companionship and other damages resulting from the death. The deceased person’s estate can also recover compensation for financial losses.
The following summarizes damages family members can seek for wrongful death in Florida:
· All family members can recover compensation for lost support and services from the date of the death and in the future.
· Spouses can also recover for loss of companionship and protection, and for emotional pain and suffering.
· Minor children can also recover compensation for loss of companionship, instruction and guidance, and for emotional pain and suffering.
· Parents of a deceased minor can also recover compensation for emotional pain and suffering.
· The survivor who paid for medical and funeral expenses can recover compensation for those expenses.
· The personal representative of the deceased person’s estate can recover compensation for loss of future earnings, less amounts paid to survivors for loss of support.
For specific information, seek prompt assistance from a Florida lawyer who focuses on wrongful death law. Family members have a limited time to file a wrongful death claim.
The law firm of Dolan Dobrinsky Rosenblum Bluestein, LLP represents family members in the Miami-Dade area and throughout Florida who have lost a loved one due to an accident, medical malpractice, negligent security or other types of negligence.