If you have lost a loved one because of the recklessness or negligence of another, you may be able to pursue a wrongful death claim. It is often necessary to hire an experienced wrongful death attorney after the loss of a loved one due to someone else’s negligence. There are many complexities that will be difficult to navigate without an attorney.
Typically, a personal representative will need to be appointed to initiate a wrongful death claim on behalf of the survivors. In most cases, the decedent’s will designate the personal representative. If the decedent did not have a will, the court will appoint the surviving spouse as the personal representative. If the decedent did not have a surviving spouse, the personal representative is typically chosen by a majority vote of the decedent’s heirs.
Under the Florida Wrongful Death Act, the survivors that may be entitled to a claim are the following:
- Minor children (under the age of 25);
- Adult children (over the age of 25);
- Blood relatives;
- In some cases, adoptive relatives
Under the Florida Wrongful Death Act, Goldman Law, P.A., can help survivors recover for the following:
- The decedent’s medical expenses;
- The decedent’s funeral expenses;
- The loss of support and services (for example, childcare, household chores, etc.);
- The loss of companionship;
- The loss of parental companionship, instruction and guidance;
- Any mental pain or suffering caused by the wrongful death.
WHY GOLDMAN LAW, P.A.?
If you have lost a loved one in an accident, Goldman Law, P.A. is here to help. After a tragic loss, the last thing you want to do is try to navigate a wrongful death claim on your own. Because of the complexities of wrongful death claims, an experienced wrongful death attorney is often necessary. Dealing with the adjusters,
medical bills, funeral expenses and loss of companionship can be overwhelming, financially draining and confusing. Goldman Law, P.A. handles all aspects of your wrongful death claim, from beginning to end so you do not have to endure more stress during an already stressful time. Goldman Law, P.A. stands up for and beside you in your time of need.