Few tragedies in life compare to losing a loved one. The aftermath can leave you in a state of crushing grief. This grief can be intensified if you learn that your loved one’s death was caused by someone else acting in negligence. However, the unavoidable truth is that wrongful deaths occur in Florida and nationwide. A wrongful death is defined as the negligent behavior, reckless actions, or deliberate motives of a person causing the death of another.
If your loved one was involved in a construction accident that took their life, it can be especially difficult to cope. When construction accidents are caused by someone else’s negligence, you are bound to have questions of how such a thing could occur. Knowing the common causes of wrongful death construction accidents and Florida laws regarding wrongful deaths may answer some of these questions. Be that as it may, it would be wise to consult with a Miami wrongful death construction accident attorney to have your questions answered on an individual level.
Construction sites can be dangerous places. While accidents happen, many construction accidents that result in a fatality could have been avoided if proper precautions were taken. There are many negligent behaviors that can cause wrongful death’s in construction accidents.
Death can occur when someone falls from a roof after not being provided proper safety measures. A wrongful death can also happen from a collapse when scaffolding regulations are not followed. Ill-maintained construction sites can also cause slip and fall accidents which can result in death in certain cases. Even a failure to provide proper safety protection when forcing employees to work with power tools can result in a wrongful death.
The first thing you should know when considering a wrongful death claim in Florida is who is eligible to file. First, you need to be familiar with who can represent the decedent in a wrongful death claim. Eligible representatives include immediate family (spouse, parent, child), and sometimes more distant relatives.
Florida statute of limitations last two years after the incident. Damages that can be claimed in a wrongful death include the following:
After losing a loved one, the grieving period will inevitably be filled with pain and suffering. We believe no one should experience the added stress of financial struggles stemming from a wrongful death. If you recently lost a loved one due to the negligence of others, you should consider a Miami wrongful death construction accident attorney. Our Attorneys at the Dante Law Firm, P.A. are here to help obtain compensation on your behalf. For a consultation, contact us at this link or give us a call at 305-949-2526. We are here to help in the trying time ahead.