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Who is eligible for wrongful Death Damages?

Car Accident Lawyer Orlando – Wrongful Death The loss of a husband, wife, mother, son, daughter or other love one in an accident due to the negligent acts of others is a tragic event.

The South Florida lawyers at The Payer Law Group are here to provide you with the compassionate legal representation and assistance in order to help you get through such a difficult time. If one of your loved ones has been a victim of wrongful death from an accident or injury due to an accident at work, motor vehicle collision, truck accident, train accident, motorcycle accident or a fall contact the attorneys at The Payer Law Group for a free consultation to discuss your case.

The death of husband, wife, mother, son, daughter or other love one causes both emotional and financial damage to a family unit. At The Payer Law Group, we personally meet with as many family members as possible to learn how the loss of their loved one affects each family member. If one of your loved ones has been a victim of wrongful death from an accident or injury due to an accident at work, motor vehicle collision, truck accident, train accident, motorcycle accident or a fall you need to contact the attorneys at The Payer Law Group for a free consultation to discuss your case. For the convenience of our clients and in order to better serve them we are available for free in-home and in-hospital consultations.

Who is eligible for wrongful Death Damages?

Husbands, wives, parents, and children of loved ones may be eligible for damages as a result of a wrongful death in Florida. Florida law states that family members can be compensated for medical as well as funeral expenses, noneconomic claims such as losing the companionship of the deceased family member, and the emotional toll of pain and suffering. In the case of medical malpractice, children under 25 and financial dependents are eligible for compensation for the death of a parent.

Death Benefits under Florida Workers Compensation Laws:

Florida’s Workers Compensation Laws provide for certain death benefits for the surviving spouse and children of the deceased worker. Additionally, the parent or parents of a deceased worker may be entitled to recover benefits if they were financially dependent upon the deceased worker. In one case the lawyers at The Payer Law Group successfully obtained death benefits for a dependent elderly parent suffering from Parkinson’s disease who resides in Cuba.