If the death of a family member has been caused by the intentional or negligent act of another, the surviving family member may have a cause of action for wrongful death.

Some examples of wrongful death include deaths caused by a drunk driver, deaths caused by intentional acts, or deaths caused by dangerous products.

In wrongful death cases, survivors who depended on the deceased for financial support can recover damages. The deceased does not have to be someone who worked out of the home for a living in order to recover for wrongful death. The deceased may have made financial contributions in ways other than earning a wage. For example, homemakers may have contributed their support and services to the family.

The time for filing a wrongful death claim in Florida is brief. Therefore, it is very important to consult with an attorney as soon as possible if you have a claim for wrongful death. Douglas R. Beam, P.A. has the knowledge and skills needed to help you with a wrongful death claim.

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