A wrongful death action may be pursued in Florida when a person’s negligence results in the loss of another’s life. While no amount of money can replace the loss of a loved one, the law provides for your right to seek financial compensation from the at-fault party, but you must take action.
What Constitutes a Wrongful Death in Florida?
Simply put, wrongful death is caused by the negligence, recklessness, or deliberate actions of another. With that said, not every accidental death can be labeled as wrongful in nature. In essence, if the accident might have resulted in a valid personal injury claim (had the victim survived), you may safely conclude that you have legal grounds for a valid wrongful death claim.