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An Introduction to Wrongful Death in Florida

Legal dictionaries usually define wrongful death as “the death of a human being as the result of a wrongful act of another person,” and this definition is widely accepted in Florida courts. If that sounds a bit like “legalese,” looking at some examples of the different types of wrongful death cases can clear up exactly what the phrase means in the context of Florida law. Here is a look at some of the most common types of wrongful death claim, as well as notes about how a lawyer can help you achieve a favorable outcome in your own wrongful death case.

Types of Wrongful Death in Florida

Medical Malpractice Claims

This type of claim addresses wrongful death at the hands of improper medical treatment. There are many sub-categories of medical malpractice, each with their own nuances. Some of the most common medical malpractice wrongful death claims are related to surgical errors, negligent prenatal care, birth injuries, anesthesia errors, misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, and prescription and medication errors.

Motor Vehicle Accident Claims

Automobiles are dangerous, and there are many subcategories of Motor Vehicle Accident Claims that relate to wrongful death.  Some of the most common are caused by car accidents, auto defects, motorcycle accidents, bus accidents, and truck accidents.

Construction Site Accident Claims

The construction industry is responsible for a number of wrongful deaths every year, and there are several types of wrongful death claims related to construction site accidents. Specifically, wrongful death claims in construction are often related to either auto accidents in active construction zones or construction site workplace accidents.

How an Attorney Can Help

If you believe that a member of your family passed away as the result of someone else’s negligence or wrongful action, Florida law could help you secure financial reparations related to your family member’s wrongful death. These funds can help you cover funeral costs, establish legacy projects, and handle the personal and financial trauma that wrongful death inevitably provokes.

If you want to be sure that your wrongful death claims lead to a successful settlement, it is imperative that you have the right attorney in your corner. The right lawyer, with experience in Florida wrongful death law, can be the deciding factor in helping you assure that a family member’s death receives just reparations. When a wrongful death occurs, those responsible deserve to be held accountable for their actions, and your family deserves just reparations to cover the unexpected cost of trauma. In Florida, the Baggett Law will help you get what you deserve in wrongful death cases.  

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