A death in the family can be a terrible event. If you believe that your loved one died as the result of the negligence or recklessness of another person, you may be able to recover compensation for their wrongful death through a wrongful death claim.
Unlike criminal charges, a wrongful death claim does not aim to punish the person responsible for the wrongful death. Wrongful death claims provide the family of the decedent with compensation for their losses. Through a wrongful death claim, you can recover both economic and non-economic losses that you have suffered as a result of the wrongful death in your family, including:
When a person dies from a wrongful death, it is up to their immediate family to file the wrongful death claim. If your loved one has passed away anywhere in Florida, and you would like to file a wrongful death claim, please contact Allen & Abaray, P.A. Our wrongful death attorneys will evaluate your claim for free and we will represent you on a contingent fee basis, which means you don’t pay any attorney fees unless you recover on your claim.
The action for wrongful death must be brought by the decedent’s personal representative, or as many people know it, the executor of the estate. The personal representative or executor brings the claim on behalf of all the decedent’s survivors who are legally entitled to recover damages. Further, the estate itself has claims for medical and funeral expenses and lost net accumulations of the person who died. The survivors who can recover are defined in the Act and may include the decedent’s spouse, children, parents, and any other blood relatives who are dependent upon the person who died for their support. The damages that may be recovered are specified in the act.
For over twenty years, the law firm of Allen & Abaray, P.A. has provided exceptional statewide representation for injury victims, and the families of those who are injured or killed by the conduct of others. While our personal injury lawyers are based in Lakeland, we represent clients throughout the State of Florida.
Allen & Abaray, P.A. offers a free consultation in all personal injury cases. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in any type of accident, call (863) 669-9999 or toll-free at (877) 669-6899 today to speak with a Lakeland personal injury attorney about your case. We won’t charge an attorney’s fee unless we recover money for your injuries.*