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What Is A Wrongful Death Claim?

Occasionally, if someone dies in an accident or other incident that is due to the negligence or other misconduct of someone else, the family members or surviving estate can bring a wrongful death lawsuit to recover monetary compensation for the damages of their lost income and financial support, as well as their emotional support.

There are laws in place in Florida to ensure that the spouses, parents, adoptive siblings, and other surviving family members can seek damages, but there are restrictions and time limits involved. If you believe your loved one’s passing was the result of someone else’s negligence or misconduct, you should reach out to Elstein Legal to discuss the specifics of your case and claim.

Types Of Wrongful Death Claims

If you have recently lost a loved one due to another party’s reckless or negligent behavior, you may have a wrongful death lawsuit. In order to have a valid case, your lawyers will need to prove that there was a duty of care, the duty was breached, and that the death was the result of that breach. Some of the most common examples of scenarios that could result in wrongful death claims include:

  • Birth accidents. If you or a loved one lost a baby during birth due to the actions, omissions, or mistakes of one of the medical professionals involved in the birth process, you may qualify for a wrongful death suit.
  • Car crashes. Negligent driving that results in a death, such as distracted driving, drunk driving, drugged driving, reckless driving, road defects, and even car manufacturing defects may qualify for a wrongful death suit.
  • Workplace accidents. Workplace accidents that result in fatalities like those in the fields of aviation, construction, maritime, or industrial manufacturing can often be the grounds for a wrongful death suit.

What Types Of Damages Might Be Recovered?

You may be able to recover both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages would include medical expenses, funeral expenses, the loss of potential future earnings, the loss of benefits as well as the loss of inheritance. Non-economic damages may include pain and suffering, loss of consortium, loss of love, and mental anguish.

Why Choose Elstein Legal?

By working with Elstein Legal, you gain a powerful ally with a proven track record of winning wrongful death suits. Not only will we be your expert negotiator, but we will be by your side as your legal representative during any and all litigation needed.

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