What is a wrongful death lawsuit?
A wrongful death lawsuit is probably one of the worst things that someone can go through, because at the end of the day, they're dealing with a loss of a loved one, whether that be a parent, a child, it's a tough situation. The Florida Legislature has created the wrongful death statute which allows people to sue on behalf of the loved one who has passed away.
What the wrongful death lawsuit is, is that's when an individual has passed and then killed as a result of the negligence of some other person, whether it be in an automobile crash, or a slip and fall, a medical malpractice, it allows their family members to make a claim on behalf of the estate, and really on behalf of themselves, the survivors for a variety of things. That wrongful death lawsuit is the opportunity for the family to seek compensation for the death of their loved one.