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Does Florida have a wrongful death statute?

In a word, yes. The Florida legislature has enacted a wrongful death statute that is codified in the state's laws. The intent of the statute is to take the financial burden of managing a fatal accident victim's final needs off their family, and place it on the party or parties that caused the victim to die. This post is a general overview of this important personal injury law but it is not legal advice.

Wrongful death lawsuits vindicate family members' rights

When a victim perishes at the hands of a negligent party in an automobile accident, premises liability incident, or other event, the burden of meeting the victim's accident-related costs will fall on their family to pay. In addition, the family has lost the support and companionship of the victim, and may face severe economic hardship if the victim was a breadwinner. To address these injustices, Florida law allows family members of a deceased victim to bring a wrongful death claim against a party whose negligence or wrongful act caused the death.

Florida House Speaker suggests change to medical malpractice

Unfortunately, throughout the United States, including Florida, there are instances where doctors, surgeons or medical professionals do not live up to the highest standards expected of them at a medical facility and may fail to properly care for a patient. Unlike many occupations where if you make a mistake it can be corrected quickly and without major ramifications, in the medical field an error while caring for a patient could literally mean the difference between life and death.

Sunday night following Super Bowl often leads to deadly accidents

It comes as no surprise that year after year, the day after the Super Bowl is notoriously known as one of the worst days for productivity in the American workforce. The football game is watched by tens of millions throughout the country, often at bars, restaurants, and at the homes of family and friends.

Seeking justice on behalf of your child

Did you know the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's statistics show there were nearly 300,000 drunk driving deaths in the nation last year? These frightening statistics increase in frequency around the holidays, and many of these tragedies occurred here in Florida.

Worker dies in Florida chemical plant explosion


When someone is killed in an accident at work, the family left behind must make certain to protect themselves. This can be a secondary consideration in the context of the loss of a loved one, but it is imperative to remember what can be done to receive compensation in a wrongful death lawsuit.

Fatal truck accident kills SUV driver who had green light


In Florida and throughout the United States, there's a tacit understanding between those who share the road that the traffic signs will be adhered to for the safety of everyone. When a driver makes a mistake or ignores those traffic signs, it can lead to an accident. Unfortunately, many of these crashes can result in a wrongful death. Not only does this type of accident cause the loss of a loved one for the family left behind, but also it could lead to a multitude of problems that can only be solved by seeking compensation in a legal filing.

Fatal accident kills bicyclist due to alleged drunk driver


Since the weather in Florida is conducive to outdoor activities, it is not unusual numerous bicyclists to be on the road. In addition to the laws governing the need for drivers and bicyclists to share the road safely by adhering to traffic regulations, there is also an unsaid understanding that drivers will take caution with people who are riding bikes to make sure that there are no accidents with injuries and even fatalities. In some cases, however, drivers will behave recklessly and place these riders in jeopardy for a wrongful death incident.

Car running stop sign leads to fatal accident with motorcycle


Florida motorcyclists and drivers of conventional vehicles have to share the road and adhere to traffic laws to ensure that everyone will remain safe. Motorcycle riders are facing enough of a risk based on the sheer vulnerability that is an inherent part of the activity. Therefore, when other drivers do not watch out for them or fail to follow the rules of the road; it can lead to an accident and even a wrongful death incident. Those who are dealing with the loss of a loved one after a fatal accident should know their rights to pursue compensation for what happened.

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