Wrongful Death

In Florida, family members of persons who were killed by the criminal, reckless or negligent acts of others may sue to recover monetary compensation for their losses. Such suits, known as wrongful death lawsuits, include cases where medical malpractice, drunk driving or criminal acts have caused a person’s death.

In a successful wrongful death case, the responsible defendant may be required to pay for medical bills, funeral costs, and the estimated future earnings of the deceased. The defendant may also be liable for the loss of services, such as household chores, performed by the decedent, as well as for the loss of advice and companionship.