Miami wrongful death attorney David H. Charlip releases a new article (https://charliplawgroup.com/what-is-considered-a-wrongful-death-in-florida/) explaining the damages available in a wrongful death case. The lawyer mentions that when someone passes away because of another person’s negligence, the deceased individual’s surviving loved ones may be able to seek compensation under a wrongful death lawsuit. Some examples of wrongful acts include car accidents, medical malpractice, defective products, or homicide.
“When a family chooses to file a wrongful death lawsuit, the executor of the deceased party’s estate will file a claim on their behalf and any other potential beneficiaries. If the court finds the defendant liable, he or she will be ordered to pay damages to compensate the family for their damages. Compensation may be awarded to specific family members of the deceased party’s estate,” says the Miami wrongful death attorney.
The lawyer says that the compensation for damages in a wrongful death claim is designed to compensate the family for their losses. The damages in a wrongful death claim can include funeral or burial expenses, medical expenses, loss of support from the deceased, loss of companionship, lost wages, and the pain and suffering the deceased may have experienced prior to their passing.
Attorney David Charlip explains that the government will bring a criminal case against a defendant with the express purpose of punishing them for a crime. A wrongful death case is a civil case that compensates the surviving family members for their losses, or damages, that resulted from the death of their loved one.
In the article, the lawyer says, “A defendant who has been convicted in a criminal case will face penalties in the way of fines and possible jail time. A defendant who is found liable in a civil case will not face criminal penalties but be required to pay money to the plaintiff to compensate for their losses or the losses of the deceased party.”
Lastly, the personal injury attorney emphasizes the importance of having a skilled lawyer when it comes to matters such as a wrongful death claim. An experienced personal injury lawyer may be able to help the victim receive the compensation they deserve.
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