If there’s been a fatal auto accident, the attorneys at Clark & Martino, P.A. are qualified to help surviving relatives recover compensation for the loss of a loved one. In Florida, individuals can win monetary damages if a parent, child, spouse, or any other close blood relative dies as a result of another party’s negligent driving. While it might be an imperfect substitute for a loved one’s companionship and support, money can help cushion the blow after they are gone. Compensation levels vary widely, which is why it’s important to seek assistance from highly trained auto accident attorneys who have experience handling these types of cases.
For all wrongful death cases in Florida, the amount of compensation a surviving relative can get is difficult to predict. Depending on your relation to the deceased, you might be eligible to receive compensation for:
- The value of lost support and services
- The loss of his or her companionship and protection
- Mental pain and suffering
- Lost parental companionship, instruction, and guidance
- Medical and funeral expenses
- And more
In Florida, if an auto accident has taken a life, relatives of the deceased have exactly 2 years to file a lawsuit for wrongful death. This is what is known as a statute of limitation, and if you wait too long to file you might become ineligible for any of the above benefits.
For more information, contact the auto accident attorneys at Clark & Martino. We will be happy to evaluate your case free of charge.