The death of a loved one is among the most challenging ordeals for those left behind. An accident leading to the preventable death of a family member can be particularly tragic.
What is a Wrongful Death Claim in Florida?
A wrongful death claim involves civil litigation filed on behalf of immediate survivors by the personal representative of the deceased’s estate. It gives you the right to prove the fault of the negligent parties, hold them accountable for your loss, and recover financial compensation from them or their insurance providers.
However, a wrongful death claim is different from criminal prosecution. For instance, a drunk driver may face criminal prosecution for being involved in a fatal crash. The deceased's family can also hold them liable for civil damages.