What Is Considered Wrongful Death in Florida After a Car Accident?
The emotional grief after suffering the devastating loss of a loved one is enough to occupy someone’s mind for a long time. To add, it creates a whirlwind of legal issues for the survivors and beneficiaries—it seems as though when your world has come to a halt, the legal proceedings have just begun. Not only can these proceedings be lengthy, but they can be costly for the representatives of the decedent’s estate. Although the only true compensation would be to turn back time and prevent the tragic loss from happening, Florida’s Wrongful Death Act seeks to shift the losses from survivors to the wrongdoer through the best means available: economic and noneconomic damages. Under the Act, the personal representative of the decedent’s estate would have to bring one action to recover the losses incurred by all survivors and beneficiaries.