Wrongful Death Lawsuit Settlement Amounts & Damage Types – Pasco County
Car accidents of any kind have the potential to be absolutely devastating; every year, thousands of people are killed in crashes around Florida. These accidents leave friends and family members reeling from a sudden loss and unsure of what the future holds.
In this situation, the emotional and physical toll can be overwhelming. However, a sudden death can also take a financial toll on survivors. Because of this, many people choose to pursue damages by filing a wrongful death lawsuit.
Wrongful Death – Florida State Laws
Florida laws state that a decedent’s child, parent, spouse, personal representative or other party who depended on that person for support can file a claim seeking damages. Of course, it can be enormously difficult to calculate the actual financial toll of a death, but generally speaking, the damages available in a wrongful death claim include those related to:
- Loss of service
- Loss of future wages
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of parental companionship and guidance
- Funeral expenses
- Medical bills
Some of these damages are fairly easy to calculate, like medical and funeral expenses. Others, however, can require that people understand how courts calculate non-economic damages. For example, how can you put a number on mental pain and suffering? This is why it can be beneficial to have by your side an attorney familiar with this process to explain your rights and fight for an appropriate amount.
It is important to note that these cases are not just about money. They can be about holding responsible the party who caused or contributed to a fatal accident and getting some formal acknowledgment that others were and will continue to be affected by the loss.
If you have lost someone in a fatal car accident, discussing your options for legal action with an attorney can help you regain a sense of control, understand what steps you can take to hold the appropriate parties accountable and seek the compensation you may deserve.
“At the law firm of Frank P. Bianco, P.A., I understand the pressures you face during this hard time. If another’s negligence caused your loved one a wrongful death, you may be entitled to compensation for losses that you have no idea existed.”