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The impact of wrongful death on surviving family members

It is hard enough to lose a loved one to an illness, an accident or old age. It can be even more difficult when a loved one dies because of the negligent actions of another person, which is called wrongful death. Your loved one is ripped from your life without warning. How do you continue to live without your spouse, child, sibling or other family member? Let's examine how wrongful death impacts the surviving family members.

Can Florida bars be held liable for drunk driving deaths?

Did a drunk driver cause you serious injury? Did a loved one perish due to a drunk driver's actions? It's a far-too-common scenario out there on the roads. Someone stops for a drink on the way home from work, and one drink turns into three or four before they stumble out the door and get behind the wheel again.

Determining who is eligible to file a wrongful death claim

The loss of a loved one is incredibly painful. The loss can be downright debilitating if it was unexpected and due to someone else's negligence. There's one thing to lose a loved one to an extended illness, heart attack or old age. It's entirely different when your loved one was ripped away from you because someone else failed to act appropriately or was negligent. Today, we will examine who can file a wrongful death claim in Florida.

What are the elements of a successful wrongful death claim?

To bereaved family members, the death of a loved one always feels wrong. In legal terms, wrongful death means that a person died due to negligent or reckless acts by another party. A wrongful death lawsuit provides the bereaved with a way to bring negligent parties to justice for causing the death of your loved one.

A look at wrongful death in the state of Florida

Although just about any death can feel wrongful to the bereaved, filing a successful wrongful death action requires you to prove that your loved one died wrongfully. To build a successful claim in Florida, you and your lawyer must show the court that one or more of the following caused or at least contributed to a death.

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