What Damages Can I Seek for Wrongful Death in Florida?
If you have suffered through the wrongful death of a loved one, whether due to a car accident or medical malpractice, you may be wondering what types of financial damages you may be entitled to. As a “survivor” (i.e. spouse, child, parent or sibling), your relationship to the victim will play an important role in your ability to secure compensation. According to Section 768.21 of the Florida Wrongful Death Act, “Each survivor may recover the value of lost support and services from the date of the decedent’s injury to her or his death, with interest, and future loss of support and services from the date of death.” If the victim was your spouse or parent, you may also be entitled to more specific damages.
Generally speaking, however, some of the most common types of damages that can be recovered through a wrongful death lawsuit include compensation for:
- Medical and/or funeral expenses
- Loss of parental companionship
- Mental pain and suffering
- Loss of support and services
- Loss of prospective accumulations
The West Palm Beach personal injury attorney at The Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo, P.A. is highly knowledgeable in all areas of Florida’s wrongful death laws. In fact, our firm recently secured more than $2.5 million in damages in one of our most recent wrongful death cases. For this reason, you can trust that your claim is in capable hands when you come to our firm for help. While we cannot bring back the life that was lost, we will do everything in our power to seek justice on your loved one’s behalf. All you have to do is reach out to our legal team today for a free consultation: (800) 690-7868. You can also submit a free case evaluation form online by clicking here.