Florida law gives surviving family members the right to bring a legal claim against the liable party under the Wrongful Death Act. Examples of family members who may file a claim include surviving spouse, children, or parents. By filing a wrongful death claim, family members may be able to recover financial compensation for the following:
- Funeral, burial or medical expenses
- Loss of companionship, protection and support
- Mental pain and suffering
Receiving money can never bring your loved one back, but it may assist you in moving on with your life.