Understanding Wrongful Death The term “wrongful death” describes the legal action taken by the child or close family member of a decedent who passed as a result of the “legal fault” of another. According to Florida Statute 768.21, the closest individuals to the decedent have a legal right to recover compensation for their loss. However,
Undoubtedly, the most tragic possible outcome of an accident is death. Tragically, families in deal with this reality every day in South Florida. While families and loved ones mourn the loss of a loved one, they also confront decisions regarding the deceased person’s medical treatment, burial and funeral costs, and loss of support and companionship.