A legal cause of action for wrongful death may exist when a person dies from the negligence of another. Potential beneficiaries include, but are not limited to: surviving spouse, children and/or parents. Such a situation may arise in a number of different contexts; car accidents, bus accidents, machinery accidents, construction accidents, motorcycle accidents, All Terrain Vehicles (ATV’s) accidents, bicycle accidents, diving accidents, pedestrian accidents, boating accidents, swimming pool accidents, truck accidents, tractor-trailer accidents and aviation accidents.
The following are types of damages which could be available under Florida law:
- Sorrow, mental anguish, and loss of solace, which includes loss of society, companionship, comfort and guidance
- Any reasonably expected loss in income of the decedent suffered by the survivors/beneficiaries, as well as net accumulations of the decedent
- Any reasonably expected loss of services, protection, care and/or assistance which the decedent provided to the survivors/beneficiaries
- Expenses for the care, treatment, and hospitalization of the decedent incident to the injury resulting in death
- Reasonable funeral expenses.
Under the difficult emotional circumstances of these cases, our attorneys strive to be sensitive to the losses of our clients while working vigorously in their representation.