Injury Services

Wrongful Death: Who Can Sue?

The worst situation for any family is a sudden death of a loved one especially when it is due to the carelessness or negligent behavior of another.

wrongful death claim A wrongful death claim is a personal injury lawsuit made when someone is killed due to another party’s negligence or intentional act of harm. Wrongful death claims allow the estate of the deceased person to make a claim against the party liable for the death.

Who can bring forth a wrongful death action in Florida?

Survivors of the decedent are those that can make a wrongful death claim:

  • Spouse, children and parents of the deceased
  • Dependent blood relatives and adoptive brothers and/or sisters

What damages can be sought through a wrongful death claim?

 Survivors making a wrongful death claim in Florida can obtain compensation for damages including:

  • pain and suffering to the deceased occurring before death (degenerative diseases/debilitating injuries)
  • losses incurred by the deceased’s family: lost support and services to survivors-loss wages; mental anguish; financial support; lost companionship and pain and suffering; parental guidance (in case where deceased has children)
  • funeral, burial, medical, and/or hospital expenses

How long do you have to file a wrongful death claim?

In Florida, the statutory deadline for bringing forth a wrongful death claim is four years.

If you have lost a loved one, it is important to consult an expert board-certified attorney with the experience and knowledge to represent you through such a difficult process. Here, at Zarzaur Law, P.A. we want to help you get the justice and compensation you deserve. We understand the sudden death of a loved one can impact family members for a lifetime and that is why we, at Zarzaur Law, P.A., make it a goal to fight for your rights. Call us any time at (855) Hire-Joe for a free legal consultation with a lawyer.  Let us help you.


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Pensacola Personal Injury Lawyer, Joe Zarzaur, has created this blog in an effort to educate the many citizens and visitors of Destin & Pensacola, Florida about their legal rights. Joe Zarzaur knows the ins and outs of Florida law, and offers friendly-quality legal help whether you have experienced an auto accident, car wreck, have been a victim of medical malpractice or are in need of a personal injury attorney.

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