When a beloved family member dies needlessly due to the negligence of another person, the grief can overwhelm the survivors. Just making it through each day can be a monumental task, and those family members left behind are often too overcome with emotion to think clearly.
But that can be to their detriment. In cases of wrongful death, financial recovery can be obtained through a settlement or judgment. While it may be too difficult to initiate a legal claim, the potential recovery can be a lifeline for cash-strapped families when a loved one was a wage-earner.
Even if the person who was killed was not employed outside of the home, his or her contributions to the family had a real value. A stay-at-home mother was much more than that. She was the cook, the chauffeur, the housekeeper and financial manager as well. The duties she performed will now have to be assumed by someone else, and it may be necessary to pay outside help.
Pursuing civil justice is one way to work through your grief. The attorneys here at The Briggs Law Firm are well-versed in Florida wrongful death statutes and the frequent changes to the law. They are compassionate towards the clients and their losses, but aggressive litigators in the courtroom. They understand that families need time to grieve, so they get right to work and let them heal from the loss of their loved ones.
If you lost a loved one in an accident that was caused by another person, we can take the necessary steps to hold him or her liable for the negligent actions.