Can I Collect Damages For My Husband’s Death In South Florida

Question: My husband died from injuries in a South Florida car accident.  What damages may I claim from a wrongful death case?

Answer: An unexpected death can be devastating to a family. In a wrongful death case in South Florida,  the survivors of the victim known as the beneficiaries may receive money damages as a result of the wrongdoer’s negligence.

Damages may include sorrow, mental anguish, loss of companionship, comfort, guidance, and so on.  Because of the loss in income your family may also be able to collect money as well as compensation for any medical treatment including hospital expenses, services, care and assistance.  The cost of the funeral expense can also be covered.

If it is determined that the actions of the person who caused the accident were willful, or extraordinarily reckless, then you may be entitled to punitive damages in addition to the damages above. Punitive damages (which is meant to teach a lesson or to discourage future actions from the person  who did the wrongdoing) may be awarded to the beneficiaries in a wrongful death case to punish the wrongdoer and deter others from doing the same thing.

It is important that you contact a South Florida wrongful death attorney as soon as possible that specializes in wrongful death cases.  There are many details that the attorney will investigate to get you and your family the best settlement possible.  Wrongful death cases take time and you don’t want to settle for anything less than you deserve.

Contact the Law Offices of David M. Benenfeld today to discuss your case and schedule a free consultation.