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Your Relationship With the Deceased in A Florida Wrongful Death Claim

The loss of a loved one in a Florida accident is tragic. Anyone who has suffered such a loss deserves appropriate compensation through a Florida wrongful death claim. However, the amount and type of compensation you receive will depend on the nature of your relationship with the deceased.

As a survivor, you are entitled to compensation for the value of lost support, services and other mental and emotional anguishes resulting from this death. Among other factors, the value of your Florida wrongful death claim is largely affected by your relationship with your lost loved one.

Damages as Awarded to Different Parties

Listed below are the types of damages that may be available to different parties as they relate to the accident victim:

  • Spouse of the deceased: A spouse may be compensated for loss of companionship, loss of protection, mental pain and suffering, lost earnings of the deceased, and more.
  • Minor children of the deceased: Minor children, when the deceased has no surviving spouse, may receive compensation for lost parental companionship, lost guidance, mental pain and suffering, protection, and more.
  • Parents of a deceased child: For a deceased minor child, parents may receive compensation for mental pain and suffering from the date of the injury. Parents of an adult may also receive such compensation if there are no other surviving relatives.
  • Medical and/or funeral expenses: Considered damages recoverable by the survivor who has paid them.

If you have lost a loved one in a Florida accident, it would be in your best interest to contact an experienced Florida wrongful death lawyer who can investigate who is responsible for your loss and the types of compensation to which you and your family may be entitled. Call the wrongful death attorneys at Lilly, O’Toole & Brown to schedule a FREE evaluation of your case 1-863-683-1111.