What Damages Can Be Recovered In A Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

If a loved one was involved in a serious injury that ultimately resulted in his or her death, you may wonder what recourse you have to recover damages to ease the financial hardship you are facing.

Understanding Florida's wrongful death laws can be confusing. The attorneys at Busciglio & Sheridan Law Group can help make navigating the legal process easier for you. We take the time to learn about your claim and will take the necessary steps to secure damages to compensate you for your loss.

Who Can Receive Compensation From A Wrongful Death Claim?

In Florida, damages from a wrongful death lawsuit may be paid to survivors of the decedent and/or to the decedent's estate. The law has a narrow definition of who is a survivor. Eligible survivors include:

  • Spouses
  • Children
  • Parents
  • Blood relatives and adopted siblings who are financially dependent on the decedent

What Damages Are Available For Survivors?

For those who are determined to be an eligible survivor of the decedent, compensation may be awarded to help ease the financial burden after the accident. We have helped survivors of wrongful death accidents recover damages, including:

  • Lost current and future financial support
  • Lost companionship and protection for surviving spouses
  • Lost parental companionship for minor children
  • Medical and funeral expenses paid for by a survivor
  • Pain and suffering caused by the fatal accident

What Damages May Be Paid To The Decedent's Estate?

In addition to benefits paid directly to the decedent's survivors, additional damages may be paid to the decedent's estate. Our team of experienced lawyers works closely with personal representatives to recover damages on behalf of the decedent's estate, including:

  • Lost current and future earnings
  • Medical and funeral costs paid by the decedent's estate
  • Loss of future accumulation of assets

Skilled Representation To Help You Recover The Damages You Deserve

Relying on our extensive experience litigating wrongful death lawsuits, we can help put your wrongful death claim on the right track. Call our attorneys at 813-302-1265 to schedule an initial consultation. You may also complete our online form to schedule an appointment at our Tampa office.