Wrongful death claims are civil actions made by survivors of an individual who has passed away due to the negligence, recklessness or deliberate behavior of another. Family who depended upon the deceased for financial and/or emotional support may file a wrongful death action seeking compensation. Family members include a spouse, child, parent as well as other any relative or adoptive sibling that was dependent upon the deceased for financial and emotional support.
Wrongful death can occur as a result of many different kinds of negligence. In some cases, people die as a result of careless handling of a gun. Death can also result due to negligent property conditions, negligent security, or though careless operation of a motor vehicle. Florida laws provide a strict set of rules about who is entitled to money damages in a wrongful death case. Furthermore, you have a limited time to file a wrongful death claim. In Florida, you have two years from the date of death.
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