Wrongful death is said to have occurred when recklessness, deliberate behavior or negligence results in death. Wrongful death claims can be made by survivors of any individual who has passed away as a result of negligence/misconduct of another. In such cases, the family members of the deceased can file the lawsuit and seek monetary damages. This civil action is specifically designed to provide compensation to the relatives who were dependent on the deceased person for emotional and/or financial support.
About a Wrongful Death Suit
The Wrongful Death Act in Florida allows survivors of the deceased to file for compensation for the lost support/services, post the death of their family member. The survivors who can file the suit include:
- A spouse
- Adoptive sibling
- Any relative who depended on the deceased for emotional and/or financial support
The state has set a time limit for filing these wrongful death lawsuits. If you fail to file it within this timeframe, you may be prohibited from seeking compensation for your losses even in the future. This makes it important for you to contact attorneys at The Soffer Firm as soon as you believe you may have a claim.
Some common causes of wrongful death are:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Birth injuries
- Medical malpractice
Legal Help for a Wrongful Death Cases
As a dependent family member, you can file for compensatory damages in a wrongful death case. In some instances punitive damages may also be imposed by the court. There are a myriad of technicalities involved in handling these cases, thus it is crucial that you seek the help of an experienced attorney. We have a very experienced team of wrongful death attorneys who will be able to represent you. Call The Soffer Firm on305 417 9596 for a free, no-obligation consultation.