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What Damages Can Be Compensated In a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

What Damages Can Be Compensated In a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Coping with the loss of a loved one is one of the most challenging things we could ever do—especially if their death was preventable. If you lost a loved one in an accident caused by another person’s negligence, you have the right to see compensation for their loss. The Fort Lauderdale wrongful death attorneys at Rudenberg and Glasser, P.A. offer free consultations so that families can receive the guidance they need during this challenging moment.

What Does Florida Consider a Wrongful Death?

Florida states that when a person’s death is caused by the wrongful act, negligence, default, or breach of contract of another person, family members can bring a civil lawsuit in Florida’s courts. Since wrongful death cases are civil claims, they can only be brought to the court by the family and not the government. A wrongful death claim is a civil lawsuit helps family members receive compensation for their loss. Although the monetary compensation won’t bring back your loved one, it can help you cover related expenses and support your family, so that you can grieve without worrying about your financial stability.

Damages in Florida Wrongful Death Cases

Every wrongful death claim is different, so it is dependent on the facts and circumstances of the case, in addition to who files the lawsuit. Wrongful death claims are expressed solely in terms of money damages. Although a criminal case can be ongoing, a wrongful death claim ultimately addresses different concerns.

Damages that surviving family members may receive include the following:

  • Support & Services: you may receive the value of support and services your loved one had provided to you and your family member. This may include lost income or benefits.
  • Loss of Companionships: you can receive compensation for loss of companionship, guidance, and protection.
  • Pain & Suffering: You can get compensated for the mental and emotional distress caused by the loss of your loved one.
  • Medical & Funeral Expenses: the medical and funeral expenses you have to pay after the loss of your loved one can also be compensated.

Lost a Loved One? Call Our Wrongful Death Lawyers Today!

No amount of money will bring back your loved one or erase the pain you and your family are suffering. It can, however, provide you with the financial support you need during this challenging time. The parties responsible for the loss of your loved one should also be held liable for their negligent behavior. Filing a wrongful death claim may also prevent others from experiencing the same issue. The Fort Lauderdale wrongful death attorneys give you one-on-one attention to every one of our clients, and we personalize every case based on our client’s needs.

Contact our Fort Lauderdale wrongful death attorneys today at (954) 543-1788 to schedule an appointment.


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