Survivors of wrongful death victims have rights

The death of a loved one can leave friends and family members devastated. The grief and sadness can be overwhelming, making it all but impossible to cope with that loss.

To make matters worse, many people also experience significant amounts of anger if the death was caused by the action or inaction of another person. In these situations, it can be understandably difficult to see past these emotions or feel as though you have any control over the situation. However, you should understand that there are wrongful death statutes in place that allow people to take legal action against the party responsible for your loss.

Florida laws allow eligible survivors to file a wrongful death claim seeking damages. In order to do so, however, there must be evidence showing the death was the result of negligence or intentionally harmful acts.

Meeting this standard can be more complicated than people realize. While it may be clear and obvious to you that a death was wrongful, it needs to be proven in court. This can involve collecting information like witness statements, expert testimony and police reports or cellphone records to build a case against the at-fault party.

We know that between the complexity of the legal system and the immense emotional and physical damages you may be experiencing, the idea of a lawsuit may be the furthest thing from your mind.

However, we encourage you to remember that you do not have to go through this process alone. Our attorneys have helped people all across Florida pursue wrongful death claims, and we are prepared to discuss your case with you. Taking legal action and securing compensation for damages won’t bring a loved one back, but it can provide closure and the financial means to move forward without that person.

Please visit our website for more information on our firm’s approach to wrongful death claims in Florida.