Who Can File Wrongful Death Claims In Florida?

Lakeland and Orlando Florida Attorneys Fight For Wrongful Death Survivors

In Florida, the law explains that a decedent’s representative brings a wrongful death action to recover for the benefits of the decedent’s survivors and estate. What exactly is a decedent’s “survivor”?

David & Philpot, PL can help if you have lost a loved one due to the actions of another. We identify the decedent’s “survivors” and fight for all the compensation you deserve. We file wrongful death lawsuits in Orlando and all of central Florida.

Survivors Eligible for Orlando Wrongful Death Claims

Florida law states that a “survivor” includes the decedent’s spouse, children, and parents. The term also includes any blood relatives and adoptive brothers and sisters who were partly or wholly dependent on the decedent for support and services.
A “survivor” also includes a mother’s child born out of wedlock but not a father’s child born out of wedlock, unless the father has recognized a responsibility for the child’s support.

Florida law requires that all potential beneficiaries, including the decedent’s estate, be named in the wrongful death complaint. The complaint must allege each beneficiary’s relationship to the decedent. Certain types of damages are available to particular classes of survivors.

The attorneys at David & Philpot, PL are knowledgeable in Florida’s wrongful death law. As a result, we make sure that all survivors are accounted for when filing a wrongful death action, and we seek the damages to which each survivor is entitled.

Work with our experienced and knowledgeable attorneys when filing your wrongful death action. Fill out our free case evaluation form or contact us directly at 800 360-7015 to file wrongful death Claims in Orlando or Lakeland Florida.