There is no greater tragedy in life than when a loved one is taken prematurely. And when we believe another to be responsible for that death, that only compounds the pain we feel. A claim of wrongful death is the recourse for survivors or the estate of a deceased person whose death may be attributable to the actions or negligence of another.
Wrongful death can be a confusing concept to the layman because there are often criminal charges that apply in the same set of circumstances. But while criminal charges are brought by the government and are intended to serve the interests of the public, a wrongful death claim is a civil suit brought by a decedent’s estate or their survivors, and it serves the financial interests of the claimant.
A deceased person’s spouse, children, and parents can bring a wrongful death claim in Florida. So can any blood relative or adoptive sibling who depended, at least partially, on the decedent for support. Florida’s statute of limitations for wrongful death claims is two years in most cases. Don’t go about this alone, call Redavid Law PLLC today. (305) 938-9939.
The legal term “damages” refers to money or property paid from one entity to another as compensation for loss or injury. A Florida wrongful death suit may seek to recover up to three types of damages.
Economic damages include the survivor’s expenses incurred as a result of the death, as well as lost income. Examples of economic damages include:
Non-economic damages are less tangible damages that nevertheless often have greater monetary value than economic damages. Non-economic damages include:
Punitive damages apply only in extraordinary circumstances and are intended not to compensate the survivor for their loss, but to punish the defendant for egregiously bad behavior. For example, treble damages (three times actual damages) may be recovered from nursing homes responsible for elder abuse and death.
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