When a person dies as a result of the negligence of another, the resulting lawsuit is referred to as a wrongful death claim. The death can be the result of the actions of a single person, a group of people or a corporation. Each state has its own laws determining who is entitled to make a wrongful death claim and a time limit in which to bring the claim. In Florida, for example, surviving dependents and beneficiaries may be entitled to monetary damages to compensate for the loss of a family member. The damages may be for financial losses, loss of support and services, loss of affection, medical expenses and funeral expenses.
Damages are often dependent upon the relationship of the survivor to the victim and may vary from state to state. Additionally, different claims have different statutes of limitations in which a claim may be brought. It is important, therefore, to speak with an attorney to ensure that your rights are fully protected.
The attorney's at Fuller & Associates, P.A. will be happy to evaluate your potential claim and speak with you regarding your rights. Please call us toll-free at 866-999-FULLER (866-999-3855), or fill out the form below and we will contact you as soon as one of our attorneys has reviewed your information.