As wrongful death lawyers in Tampa, we know that Florida’s Wrongful Death Act defines a survivor as the decedent’s surviving spouse, children, or parents. It also includes dependent blood relatives and dependent adoptive siblings. All of these people can bring forth a claim for wrongful death damages.
For example, a surviving spouse can bring a claim for loss of income as well as pain and suffering. When children lose a parent, they have a right to bring a claim for loss of guidance from that parent as well as loss of support. The claim would be brought against the at-fault party such as te the at-fault driver of a fatal car accident.