When a loved one dies unexpectedly in a Florida auto accident, on-the-job, or from a defective product, a family is left to mourn the loss of a loved one. Not only do family members feel sadness, pain and sorrow, but they often times feel overwhelmed by the financial burden that losing their loved one presents.
Many times, the person who dies supports the family financially. When he or she is gone and his or her income stops, the family is left penniless. This should not be the case if the deceased died in a wrongful death accident in Florida. A victim’s family should not be left to bear the physical and emotional loss in addition to the financial burden.
The person or company responsible for the wrongful death accident should be held accountable for their wrongdoings. The damages a family member could collect when filing a wrongful death suit includes:
- Medical expenses
- Funeral costs
- Lost income and economic support
- Future lost assets
- Lost services
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of parental guidance and support
- Mental pain and suffering
- And more
Because wrongful death claims in South Florida can be complex, the family of the deceased should contact a Broward County wrongful death attorney as soon as possible to discuss the details of the case. This way, family members can find out what damages they are entitled to and how to protect their interests.
If you have lost a loved one as a result of someone else’s negligence, you may be able to seek justice in a Florida wrongful death suit. Talk with a South Florida wrongful death lawyer today at the Law Offices of David Benenfeld at [number type=”2″] or [number type=”1″] in a free, no-obligation consultation.