Counsel From an Experienced Trial Lawyer
Wrongful death is a legal term used to refer to death caused by some form of negligence, such as malpractice, a defective product or an auto crash. Cases involving wrongful death are extremely emotional and need the knowledgeable, empathetic counsel of an experienced trial lawyer like Richard A. Bokor. If you think you have a wrongful death case, call Bokor Law and schedule an appointment for a free consultation.
WHAT DAMAGES ARE SURVIVORS ENTITLED TO IN A WRONGFUL DEATH CASE?
In the case of a spouse, you can ask for mental pain and suffering from the injury date, loss of companionship, and protection for the loss of the spouse. For example, if you are 30 years old and you had the potential to live together for 40 more years, that is 40 years of mental anguish. Minor children, and all children if no spouse survives, may also recover for loss of parental companionship, guidance and instruction. Minor children as survivors must be under the age of 25. Your trial lawyer may also counsel you to seek lost accumulation of income, funeral expenses and last expenses.
For the loss of a child, parents can obtain losses for mental anguish. If there are stepchildren or half children, it depends on their legal status. Other people who were dependent upon the loved one for support and maintenance may also potentially seek damages.
HOW IS THE AMOUNT OF DAMAGES DETERMINED IN A WRONGFUL DEATH CASE?
The amount of damages awarded is decided by the jury, and the more evidence you can present to a jury, the better.
WHAT IS THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR A WRONGFUL DEATH CASE IN FLORIDA?
In most wrongful death cases, the statute of limitations is two years. If it is a wrongful death claim involving malpractice, it can extend beyond two years.
Contact a Trial Lawyer Who Understands Wrongful Death Cases
For more information about wrongful death claims in Florida, call Bokor Law for a no-obligation consultation at (813) 251-1000 or submit our online form and we will contact you as quickly as possible.