The Florida Wrongful Death Act provides that certain survivors (such as a spouse, child or parent) may recover funeral expenses, medical expenses associated with the decedent’s fatal accident and other damages pertaining to the loss of support and services of the decedent.
The amount of compensation to which a family may be entitled varies considerably, depending upon issues such as the age and earning capacity of the decedent, the age of any children the decedent left behind, whether the surviving spouse chose to remarry, whether a male decedent recognized any children born out of wedlock prior to marriage and numerous other factors.
In addition to compensation for survivors, the estate of a person killed in a fatal car wreck may also recover lost earnings or lost prospective net accumulations in some cases.
After a loved one’s untimely death, a family is particularly vulnerable.
Once the investigation is complete and the insurance company has an idea of how much the case will cost, the nice guy routine quickly fades away.
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