The compensation recovered from a wrongful death lawsuit is calculated based on the amount covering both economic and non-economic losses for the survivors.
The compensation awarded in a wrongful death lawsuit is calculated based on a monetary amount covering both economic and non-economic losses for the survivors, typically children and spouses, the parents of a deceased minor child, and for blood relatives or adoptive children who are dependent on the person.
In a Florida wrongful death lawsuit, you may be entitled to awards for economic losses such as:
Furthermore, you may be entitled to awards for non-economic losses such as:
The financial and emotional support you expect to receive from your loved one may also be covered by the financial compensation. This could refer to daily assistance to the decedent’s savings you would have benefited from, for instance. The amount of support each family member can receive is based on a few factors, namely:
Family members can receive a wrongful death settlement in several ways. Eligible family members will receive appropriate portions of the verdict or settlement under Florida law. Usually, family members, such as spouses, children, parents, or siblings, may be eligible under Florida wrongful death law. Who is entitled to share in the settlement will depend on the situation of the case. A knowledgeable and experienced attorney can explain how this works in your unique situation.
If you lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence and want to file a wrongful death lawsuit, The Law Offices of Sean M. Cleary can provide you with the legal assistance you need for your specific case. Regardless of the complexity of your case, we can help you obtain the most favorable outcome, so do not hesitate to contact us.