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Category: Wrongful Death

What Damages Can Be Recovered in a Wrongful Death Case?

On Behalf of Fiol Law Group|Posted in Wrongful Death on February 24, 2021

Wrongful death is a tragedy that no family should have to cope with. Although nothing can make up for the devastating loss of a loved one, a wrongful death claim has the power to bring family members justice by providing the financial compensation they need to pay the bills. Find out what damages can be recovered in a wrongful death case in Florida. Funeral and Burial Costs Surviving family members or the estate of the deceased person can recover compensation to pay for the costs of a funeral and/or burial, within reason. In most cases, an insurance company will provide up to $10,000 to pay for the decedent’s funeral and burial. The amount offered, however, will depend on the exact economic costs of the services. Medical Expenses Many wrongful death cases seek financial compensation for what a deceased individual or his or her family had to pay in medical expenses… read more

Florida Wrongful Death Claims and Laws

On Behalf of Fiol Law Group|Posted in Wrongful Death on April 20, 2020

If you recently lost a family member, spouse or loved one in an accident in Florida, you might have a wrongful death claim. A wrongful death claim is a civil cause of action against someone for negligently, intentionally or carelessly causing another person’s fatal injury. Most states, including Florida, allow certain parties to bring wrongful death claims in the pursuit of monetary damages. While a financial award will not make up for the grief you suffered, a successful claim could help your family move forward with greater peace of mind. Understanding how these claims work in Florida is important as a plaintiff. What Is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit? A wrongful death lawsuit falls under the umbrella of civil law. Civil law awards restitution to injured victims or surviving family members of negligence. By contrast, criminal law serves to punish the at-fault party for committing a crime. You might have grounds… read more

Can You File an Injury Claim on Behalf of Someone in Florida?

On Behalf of Fiol Law Group|Posted in Wrongful Death on September 23, 2019

A personal injury claim could grant an injured victim the justice he or she needs to move forward. A successful injury claim in Florida could end in compensation for losses such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, income losses and medical expenses. Sometimes, however, a victim suffers such severe injuries that he or she is unable to bring a claim alone. If your loved one suffered an incapacitating injury, such as a traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury, you can get help from a Tampa personal injury attorney. Can You Legally File a Personal Injury Claim on Behalf of Someone Else? The law in Florida does not permit just anyone to bring a personal injury claim for another person. You will only have the right to file an injury claim on someone else’s behalf if you have a special relationship with that person. If you are friends with someone… read more

How Long Do You Have to File a Wrongful Death Claim in FL?

On Behalf of Fiol Law Group|Posted in Wrongful Death on March 13, 2019

Every state has statutes of limitations. These are laws that place a time limit on how long an injured party has to file a civil claim. Statutes of limitations exist to keep the justice system fair. Without a deadline for filling, plaintiffs could wait until valuable evidence no longer exists to file – thus creating an unjust situation in which the defendant may not be able to defend him or herself. It is critical to understand the statute of limitations on Florida wrongful death claims if you recently lost a loved one. Florida Statutes Section 95.11 The text of Florida’s statute of limitations on wrongful death claims is in Section 95.11 of the Florida Statutes. This law states that all parties bringing claims founded on negligence have four years in which to do so. In a typical personal injury claim, the claimant would have four years from the date of… read more

How Safe Are Thrill Rides at Theme Parks?

On Behalf of Fiol Law Group|Posted in Safety,Wrongful Death on February 12, 2019

Amusement park thrill rides can pose a dangerous hazard to America’s thrill seekers. While people actively seek out the scariest, fastest, and most complicated rides available throughout the country, many people forget the possibility that something can go seriously wrong with these machines. While the chances of getting into an accident on an amusement park ride are relatively slim, they can still occur and have devastating impacts on the victims. Amusement Park Thrill Rides Accident Statistics The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission warns that data involving amusement park safety can be severely limited and regulations are inconsistent from amusement park to an amusement park. While more established parks may have more stringent regulations, local fairs and smaller parks may have less regulated rides. According to an annual survey by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) and the National Safety Council, many injuries occur each year. 1,508… read more