The Wrongful Death Act can provide some measure of relief and accountability. It provides for compensation for the damages incurred as a result of the wrongful death of a loved one. And by doing so, it forces those who caused the harm to take responsibility for their actions. The emotional and monetary losses suffered by a family after a wrongful death can be devastating. Most plaintiffs pursue the deceased's lost earnings and for their pain and suffering. They can also recover monetary provisions for damages such as medical and funeral expenses, loss of pension benefits, and for their own mental anguish and loss of care, protection and companionship.
Here at William E. Johnson, P.A. we've been litigating under Florida's wrongful death law for three decades. Our clients can rest assured that we are dedicated to protecting their rights and to aggressively enforcing them.
Whenever the death of a person is caused by the wrongful act or negligence of another person, an action may be maintained to recover damages suffered as a result of the death. Actions for wrongful death may arise in a variety of settings. These cases include car, truck or motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice, premises liability, product liability and construction accidents. In Florida, the Wrongful Death Act creates a cause of action in the name of the personal representative of the estate of the decedent for the benefit of the "next of kin".
William E. Johnson is a preeminent trial lawyer with decades of experience in wrongful death law. Check out our Wrongful Death FAQ for important information from your South Florida attorney.
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