Who Can Collect Damages for Wrongful Death?

Miami & Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

In the state of Florida, a number of family members may be entitled to seek compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit. Eligible family members may include:

  • Spouses
  • Dependent children
  • Adopted children
  • Parents

The amount of compensation will be based on the relationship of the family member to the deceased and cannot be sought by multiple parties. For example, a dependent child cannot file a wrongful death lawsuit independent of one filed by a spouse. The best way to determine if you can collect damages is by consulting with one of the Miami wrongful death lawyers at our firm.

Damages Sought in Wrongful Death lawsuits

Typical damages sought in a wrongful death lawsuit include:

  • Medical expenses related to the injury that resulted in death
  • End of life expenses
  • Projected lifetime income
  • Projected future contributions such as mortgage and tuition
  • Future insurance coverage
  • Loss of emotional support
  • Loss of a loved one

These damages can be excessive and will be fought every step of the way by insurance companies liable for payment. Only with the help of an aggressive and tenacious wrongful death lawyer can you be sure that you and your family are provided with the full compensation you deserve.

If you have lost a loved one to an accident in or around Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, or West Palm Beach, please contact the Cochran Firm South Florida to schedule a free consultation with one of our wrongful death lawyers today.