What Is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

When it comes to suffering the loss of a family member or loved one due to the negligence of another, no amount of money can ever make up for your loss. 

However, there are other forms of loss the victim’s family can incur after the death that have an economic impact. For that reason, civil litigation is an option for you and your loved ones to receive financial remedies. 

Read on to learn more about wrongful death lawsuits in Florida and how a West Palm Beach personal injury lawyer can help. 

Understanding Wrongful Death Cases in Florida

Unlike criminal punishments, civil action for a wrongful death deals with the issue of losses and damages sustained by the deceased person’s estate, and whether or not to grant them compensation.

In Florida, a wrongful death suit may be brought by a designated representative from the victim’s family or estate when the actions of someone else or other parties led to the family member’s passing. 

Specifically, these cases can arise when the responsible party acts negligently, wrongly, or otherwise places the victim in danger, leading to their death. 

Some causes of wrongful death cases include: 

  • Car accidents
  • Workplace accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Intentional acts, such as violent assault
  • Police brutality/excessive force
  • And others

The compensation available to the surviving family members or estate can vary based on the nature and severity of the underlying incident. Possible examples of compensation include:

  • Burial costs
  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages, benefits, or similar
  • Loss of familiar support, companionship, or guidance

Furthermore, Florida law also requires all members of the surviving family or estate with an interest in the case to be named in the suit. 

The laws surrounding wrongful death cases in Florida can be difficult to follow for grieving family members—a fact that compels most plaintiffs to seek the help of an experienced attorney. 

Contact a Wrongful Death Lawyer Today

Losing a loved one is challenging enough—but it’s even harder when the surviving family is burdened economically by their loss. If the negligence of another person or entity is to blame, you deserve justice. Let a wrongful death lawyer from our firm review your case for free today, with zero obligations. 

Contact The Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo today by calling 561-659-6366 or by filling out the form below.