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Wrongful Death Damages In Florida

The financial damages you can collect for a successful wrongful death lawsuit in Florida will depend on the facts of your case, including your relationship to the decedent. You must be an eligible survivor to recover wrongful death damages in Florida. The deceased person’s estate can pursue compensation for the financial loss that the premature […]

By |September 9th, 2019|Wrongful Death|0 Comments

Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit After a Train Accident

Because of the height speed of travel and the massive weight involved, train accidents often involve fatalities. If your loved one died in a train accident, you might be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
You Must Have a Right of Action Under Florida Law
You can only sue for wrongful death if the decedent would […]

By |April 26th, 2019|Wrongful Death|0 Comments

Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit After an Aviation Accident

Whether they are airplane crashes, accidents on the ground, mid-air turbulence or other events, aviation accidents often cause fatalities. If your loved one died in an aviation accident, you might be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit for your losses. Below, we discuss what you need to know about filing a wrongful death lawsuit […]

By |April 5th, 2019|Wrongful Death|0 Comments

Suing for Wrongful Death from a Slip and Fall

If your close relative passed away from injuries received in a slip and fall accident, the Montero Law Center can help. We can talk with you and evaluate your right to compensation. We can investigate the accident, gather the evidence to prove your case, and work with experts as needed.

We do not charge upfront legal […]

By |March 8th, 2019|Wrongful Death|0 Comments

Can I Sue for Wrongful Death After a Construction Site Accident?

Yes, you can sue for wrongful death after a construction site accident, but your remedies will depend on whether your case falls under workers’ compensation or tort law.
Eligibility for Workers’ Compensation Death Benefits
The employer must pay the statutory workers’ compensation death benefits if your loved one died from an injury on the job. The elements […]

By |January 25th, 2019|Wrongful Death|0 Comments

Can I Sue for Wrongful Death and Medical Malpractice?

If your loved one already filed a medical malpractice lawsuit before dying, the malpractice case cannot continue. But you can pursue a wrongful death claim against the negligent doctor or another health care professional who caused your loved one’s death.

Under Florida Statutes § 768.20, a personal injury case – such as a medical malpractice case […]

By |August 27th, 2018|Medical Malpractice, Uncategorized, Wrongful Death|0 Comments

Wrongful Death vs. Survival Action

Many people confuse wrongful death lawsuits and survival actions, and understandably so. Both actions arise from someone else causing a person’s death. The key to understanding survival actions and wrongful death lawsuits is the cause of death of your loved one.
Wrongful Death Lawsuits
Under Florida law, if your loved one died because of the negligence or […]

By |August 27th, 2018|Wrongful Death|0 Comments

How Do I File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

You can file a lawsuit in the Florida courts for the wrongful death of a loved one if you fit into one of the categories of people with a legal right to pursue these cases. The Florida Wrongful Death Act provides the rules you must follow when filing one of these actions.
Eight Steps for Filing a […]

By |June 28th, 2018|Wrongful Death, Wrongful Death Law|0 Comments

What Constitutes Wrongful Death?

If your loved one died due to someone else’s negligence or other improper conduct, you might have a claim for wrongful death. The Florida Wrongful Death Act requires you to prove these three factors to hold the defendant liable:

The defendant caused your loved one’s death through a negligent or wrongful act, a default or […]

By |June 8th, 2018|Wrongful Death|0 Comments

Who can file a wrongful death lawsuit?

If the negligent or intentional act of someone else killed your loved one, you may be able to recover damages with a wrongful death lawsuit. Under Florida state law, only specific people can file type of legal action.

Only the decedent’s personal representative can file a wrongful death lawsuit. Neither the survivors nor your loved one’s […]

By |July 21st, 2017|Wrongful Death|0 Comments