It is never easy to lose a loved one. Even when the loved one has lived a long life and dies at an old age, it still is not easy. However, losing a loved one suddenly when they are younger can be even more difficult on the victims’ family and friends. When people die in fatal accidents they may have young children and a family that relied on them to provide love, support and income for the family. When they are suddenly gone, the family is not given any time to prepare and life can be difficult.
Trying to replace everything the loved one provided to the family will be difficult, but, depending on how the accident occurred, family members may be able to receive compensation for some of their losses. If other people are responsible for causing the fatal accident, people may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit against them to hold them accountable for causing the death of their loved one.
Types of compensation available through wrongful death lawsuit
The family can receive compensation for many different services provided by the loved one. They can receive compensation for loss future earnings the loved one would have provided to the family through their employment. They also may be able to receive compensation for the loss of services provided by the loved one. The family may need to now hire more contractors or other workers to complete projects that the loved one completed for them while living.
In addition to the compensation for financial losses, the family could also receive compensation for loss of companionship, mental pain and suffering, loss of guidance and instruction and other non-economic losses.
There are many fatal accidents that occur every year in Florida. These occur suddenly and without warning in many situations. The families of the victims are left trying to fill the void left by the deceased. This is not easy and while families will never be able to replace the loved one, they may be entitled to compensation for their loss. Wrongful death lawsuits can be very complicated though and consulting with experienced attorneys could be beneficial.