A wrongful death claim results when a person’s negligence causes the death of another person. The statute of limitations for a wrongful death claim as of 2018 in Florida is only one year. The action can only be brought by a close family relative and that person brings suit for the benefit of the estate.
The damages awarded are established by showing what financial losses have occurred due to the death. The financial losses include the doctor’s bills that were incurred after the injury that is considered to be the cause of the death of the victim. Other damages include lost wages for what would have been the person’s expected working life. These damages are much easier to quantify than the other aspect of damages for the loss of the relationship with the person. Each person who is a party had a unique relationship with the victim, so everyone’s damages with regard to this aspect are specific to that person.
If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another person, let us help you through this tragic event and protect the rights and needs of your family.
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