Wrongful death damages you can claim through a civil action rest on the details of your case. How your loved one passed away, who can be held responsible, and other elements will factor into the cost and type of damages you can pursue. For example, if your loved one passed away in a car accident, you will likely be seeking very different damages from another claimant who lost a loved one from nursing home abuse.
Under Florida Statute 768.21, some specific damages you can pursue through a wrongful death claim include:
- The cost of their funeral and memorial service, including cremation or burial expenses
- Various end of life costs, including life support and hospice
- Loss of income and other financial benefits
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of parental guidance and household assistance
- Loss of inheritance
Florida Statute 95.11 grants claimants four years from the date of their loved one’s passing to file a lawsuit against the party responsible for their death. For this reason, you may want to work with a lawyer who can manage your case and advise you on your legal options.
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Situations That Lead to Wrongful Death Claims
There are many different scenarios that can become deadly under certain circumstances.
Depending on the facts of your case, you could have lost a loved one in any of the following situations:
- Vehicular collision
- Dog bite
- Medical malpractice
- Slip and fall accident
- Premises liability
- Product liability
- Dangerous drugs
- Nursing home abuse neglect
You may have lost a loved one in a situation that we have not listed here. Still, you have legal options.
Gathering Evidence for a Wrongful Death Claim
When you decide to pursue wrongful death damages, your legal team will investigate your case and gather evidence. Ultimately, their goal is to establish that you should be entitled to collect monetary damages because a loved one died due to another party’s negligence.
Some evidence they can use to support your claim include:
- Expert testimony from a medical professional or accident reconstruction specialist
- Your loved one’s medical records
- Autopsy results
- Photo and video documentation
- The police report filed at the accident scene, if applicable
Your lawyer will employ various measures to advocate for your legal rights and protections. They may be able to subpoena various items that were not previously available to you. In the end, this could work to help you recover wrongful death damages.
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At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we are committed to providing responsive legal care to those who come to us with their legal burdens. When you work with us, we can take the time to listen to the facts of your situation, and from there, help you employ a plan of action that has your best interests at heart.
To get started with a free case review from a member of our team, call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today at 1-800-747-3733.