Wrongful death is a civil action brought by surviving family members against a party who has caused a death through negligence or intentional harm. If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another party, contact Florin Gray Bouzas Owens, LLC. Our experienced attorneys can represent you in a wrongful death claim to seek justice for your loved one and hold responsible parties accountable.
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Under the Florida wrongful death statute, survivors of the deceased, including spouse, minor children, adult children, parents, and the decedent’s personal representative may sue for wrongful death. Wrongful death claims are often high stakes cases involving complex technical and medical issues. Our experienced wrongful death lawyers have the skills, knowledge and resources to investigate the accident or injury to determine fault and to fight for the compensation you and your family deserve.
A wrongful death claim arises when a victim who would otherwise have a personal injury lawsuit is killed as a result of negligence or wrongdoing. Causes of wrongful death include:
To hold a party liable for wrongful death, the survivors or representative of the deceased victim must meet the same burden of proof the victim would have been required to meet if he or she had survived. In a wrongful death claim based on negligence, you must show that:
Damages in a wrongful death claim are based primarily on losses suffered by the survivors as a result of the victim’s death. Wrongful death damages may include:
Although no settlement or award can ever compensate you for the loss of a loved one, a wrongful death claim is a legal action to seek justice for your loved one, hold responsible parties accountable, and recover for losses suffered by your family. If you have lost a loved one through the negligence or wrongful acts of another, call Florin Gray Bouzas Owens, LLC. Our experienced Pasco County personal injury attorney for a free case consultation.