The death of a loved one is always difficult to deal with. We cannot prevent disease and old age. Even though accidents occur, they should not cause the death of another human being. Wrongful death is when you lose a loved one because of negligence or adverse action. It is more straightforward to blame a criminal who intentionally caused harm that resulted to death. However, when negligence is the defining precursor, it may be more challenging to justify.
The laws of Florida outline the possibilities an individual or entity can be liable for another person’s death. If you lost a loved one due to unintentional but avoidable causes, you may have a wrongful death lawsuit.
Who can be responsible for a wrongful death?
Negligence is failing to act reasonably or with due prudence. It is one of the most common causes of wrongful death. Someone should be answerable for the loss of your loved one, but you must understand how they are liable. The following are the individuals or entities that may be accountable for your loved one’s death:
- A driver who does not obey traffic rules and regulations
- A driver who is driving while distracted or intoxicated
- Property owners who fail to keep their property safe and hazard-free
- Schools that do not have preventive and safety measures for their staff or students
- Employers are responsible for their employee’s well-being in the office
- Employers should provide appropriate training for their employees
- Hospitals and health care providers have duty to provide their patients with a standard or medical care
People can go through their daily lives without much thought of how their actions or inactions can directly impact another individual. Especially when that individual is a stranger. They could have prevented the death. Your loved one should still be here today.
Recovering justice for your loved one’s death
In Florida, any surviving potential beneficiary or relative can seek compensation for the damages they suffered from losing their loved one. They may no longer be alive to defend themselves, but you are here. You can fight for them.