Losing a family member is devastating. When you lose a loved one due to someone else’s wrongful act or negligence, it’s even more traumatic. In Florida, it’s possible to bring a lawsuit on behalf of the deceased family member’s estate – here is what you should know about the process, including who can claim and what happens next.
A wrongful death in Florida is when someone dies due to another person’s wrongful
actions or failure to act. Examples of wrongful acts or omissions include:
The defendant’s actions or omissions must be the cause of the person’s death, in which case surviving family members can potentially make a wrongful death claim. Wrongful death lawyers can advise if you may have a claim.