Wrongful death claims can be made by survivors of any individual who has passed away as a result of negligence/misconduct of another. In such cases, the family members of the deceased can file the lawsuit and seek monetary damages. This civil action is specifically designed to provide compensation to the relatives who were dependent on the deceased person for emotional and/or financial support.
About a Wrongful Death Suit
The Wrongful Death Act in Florida allows survivors of the deceased to file for compensation for the lost support/services, post the death of their family member. The survivors who can file the suit could be:
- A spouse
- Adoptive sibling
- Any relative who depended on the deceased for emotional and/or financial support
The state has set a time limit for filing these wrongful death lawsuits. If you fail to file it within this timeframe, you can be prohibited from seeking compensation for your losses even in the future. This makes it important for you to contact the expert attorneys at The Soffer Firm without delay. Wrongful death is said to have occurred when recklessness, deliberate behavior or negligence results in death. Some common causes of wrongful death are:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Birth injuries
- Medical malpractice
Legal Help for a Favorable Outcome
As a dependent family member, you can file for compensatory damages. In some cases punitive damages may also be imposed by the court. Since there are a number of technicalities involved in handling these cases, it’s crucial that you take the help of an expert Miami Beach attorney to handle your case. We have a very experienced team of wrongful death attorneys who will be able to handle your case and get the most favorable outcome. Call The Soffer Firm on305 417 9596 for a first free, no-obligation consultation.