Many people in Florida have lost a loved one. Any death can be very difficult on the friends and family members of the deceased, even if the person lived a full life. However, when the death occurs suddenly and when the person is young, it can be even more difficult to handle. This is especially true if the death was caused by another person's neglect or recklessness.
Beyond the emotional aspects of losing a loved one, there can also be financial difficulties that arise as well. If the person who died was the primary wage earner in a family, it can become very difficult to pay the bills and meet all of the financial obligations. So, in addition to figuring out how one will get by without the companionship of a loved one, they will also have to figure out how to continue to pay for everything.
Families in this unfortunate situation may be able to receive compensation for the loss of the loved one. This can be a minor victory in light of their loss, but it can also help make coping with their loss easier knowing that their financial obligations will be met. Families may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, funeral costs, the family suffering, punitive damages and other forms of compensation.
While obtaining compensation will never bring the loved one back, it can be very important for the family. It also can bring slight justice to the situation, knowing the person responsible for the death was held accountable. At our firm, we understand that these are very difficult situations and work with the family to help ensure that they receive the compensation they deserve. For more information on how our firm can assist with a wrongful death suit, please visit our Fort Lauderdale Wrongful Death Lawyers page on our website.