How Do I Know If I Can Collect Damages From A Wrongful Death Accident In Florida? I Lost My Father In An Accident And Heard That I May Be Eligible To File A Wrongful Death Claim. I Am 24-Years-Old.
Having worked with many individuals as a South Florida wrongful death attorney, I know the anguish families face losing a loved one. This is especially true if the cause of death was the fault of a negligent party. A wrongful death can leave you with many different expenses as well the heartache of your loss.
There are restrictions as to who can and cannot file a claim and collect damages that the Wrongful Death Act in Florida outlines. For example an individual who is under the age of 25 may be entitled to file a wrongful death claim and collect compensation for a parent. If an individual is over the age of 25 and your parent does not have a spouse or another dependent relative there may be limitations on how much can be collected and is limited to only collecting medical and funeral bills.
Adult children can file a Florida wrongful death claim if the parents’ death was caused by a drunk driver providing there is no surviving spouse. They may be able to recover funeral costs, medical costs, loss of companionship, lost income, loss of parental guidance, as well as other damages.
It is important to contact an experienced South Florida wrongful death attorney to review your situation so that you know what type of claim and compensation you are eligible for. Contact the Law Offices of David M. Benenfeld to discuss your claim.