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What Is Wrongful Death and How Do You Prove It?

Wrongful death refers to any deliberate action by one person that causes the death of another person as the result of negligence or carelessness.

This can involve auto accidents, truck accidents, a criminal act, or a death resulting from the mistakes of a doctor.

Florida law allows only the surviving family members of the person who died to file a wrongful death claim. This can include parents, spouses, children, and adopted children.

And after that claim is filed, several factors determine whether a plaintiff will emerge victorious.

What You Must Prove In a Wrongful Death Claim 

Although there may a few slight differences, most states have established four things that a plaintiff must prove after filing a wrongful death claim, including:

How Is Compensation Determined In a Wrongful Death Claim? 

In most wrongful death claims, plaintiffs will seek monetary compensation based on several factors:

Justice Is About More Than a Settlement 

Wrongful death claims are often fraught with emotion and conflict, as plaintiffs struggle to live with the loss of a loved one. And these cases are not just about receiving a settlement check, they are also about holding people accountable for negligence and carelessness that resulted in a preventable death.

The Leifer Law Firm has been serving the residents of Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach for years, handling sensitive wrongful death claims and helping grieving families obtain the justice they deserve. As an experienced personal injury firm, we have the resources to pursue every wrongful death claim to its conclusion. Please call us today at 561-395-8055 for a free legal consultation.

Additional Reading

Wrongful Death In Florida: Valuing the loss of Life

Wrongful Death Facts That Will Change Your Life