If someone dies or is killed due to the negligence or misconduct of another, the surviving members of the victim's family may sue for "wrongful death”.
A wrongful death lawsuit is typically brought by the personal representative of the decedent's estate. Damages are awarded to the Personal Representative of the Estate on behalf of survivors as defined by Florida Statute.
Successful wrongful death lawsuits will present with the following:
A. Caused by another's negligence.
B. The survival of family members who are suﬀering both emotional and financial injuries and damages as a result of the death.
C. The appointment of a personal representative for the dependents who brings all claims.
D. Below are some examples.
- Automobile accident
- Plan crash
- Death during a supervised activity
- Motorcycle collision
- Trucking accident
E. Damages include: loss of support and services, loss of net accumulations, medical and mental pain and suffering of the survivors.
Damages awarded are attributed to: loss of support, services, lost prospect of inheritance, and medical and funeral expenses. Most laws provide that the damages awarded for a wrongful death shall be fair and just compensation for injuries and damages that resulted from the decedent's death. Funeral or final expenses and interest charges may also be recovered in some instances.
You must seek an Experienced Wrongful Death Trial Specialist Attorney to prosecute these highly contested lawsuits. Florida Personal Injury Law Team has those Expert Wrongful Death Trial Specialist Attorneys. Mr. Schmitt has personally obtained not just a seven-ﬁgure wrongful death jury verdict, but an eight-ﬁgure jury award in a wrongful death case in Florida. If you are the survivor of a wrongful death case, you need the Expert Wrongful Death Specialist Trial Attorneys at Florida Personal Injury Law Team. We will meet with you to discuss the details of your case at a free initial consultation.