Wrongful death is a death caused by the misconduct or negligence of some other person, persons or entity. By law, survivors of the deceased are entitled to receive compensation for a wrongful death, similar to being compensated for an injury where someone else is at fault.
Although laws regarding wrongful death vary from state to state, usually the beneficiaries include a spouse and young children. In Florida, children above the age of 18 are able to receive compensation under certain circumstances. Florida is also one of several states that treat relatives other than spouses and children as legal survivors, provided they relied on the deceased for support.
If you feel that someone in your family has died as a result of someone else’s misconduct or negligence, please complete the form on this page for you free evaluation by a professional wrongful death attorney here at The Berman Law Group.