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Maximizing Recovery for my Clients – Looking Beyond the Numbers

Wrongful death and personal injury damages normally fall into two broad categories – economic and non-economic. Economic damages are monetary losses that have specific dollar amounts, such as medical expenses, lost wages, lost future earnings, and the like. On the other hand, non-economic damages are those damages that aren’t monetary in nature, such as pain and suffering, mental anguish or the loss of the enjoyment of life. In many of the cases I handle, my clients don’t have large economic losses. Their damages consist mostly of pain and suffering or other non-financial harms. However, insurance companies and their attorneys often...
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Wrongful Death Cases – Which survivors can claim damages under Florida law?

Several times a month, I receive a call from the relative of a person killed because of the wrongful actions or inactions of another person or business. The relative is inquiring about whether there is a case and whether they have any claims for money damages. Unfortunately, often times that person is not classified as a survivor under Florida law and, therefore, cannot recover compensation. In Florida, wrongful death claims are governed by a statute called the Florida Wrongful Death Act. In most cases, the following survivors can claim damages under the statute: spouse; children under the age of 25;...
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