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Category Archives: Wrongful Death

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Wrongful Death Lawsuits In Florida

By Larry Hornsby |

No one ever expects to lose someone they love suddenly, but having it happen due to someone else’s negligence is something no one should have to go through. If you and your family have been unfortunate enough to experience this, you may be able to file a lawsuit for wrongful death, seeking compensation for… Read More »

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Suing For Wrongful Death In Florida

By Larry Hornsby |

Accidents are always frightening, but if you are unfortunate enough to lose a loved one, it can feel as though your entire world has turned upside down. This goes double if your loved one’s passing happens due to another person’s recklessness or negligence. If a death happens due to another person’s reckless, negligent, or… Read More »

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Frequently Asked Questions About Wrongful Death

By Larry Hornsby |

Losing someone due to another person’s recklessness or negligence can be one of the most difficult events a person can experience. If you decide to bring a lawsuit against the person who caused your loved one’s death, it can seem overwhelming, even though in most situations it is the right thing to do. Ensuring… Read More »

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Damages In Florida Wrongful Death Cases

By Larry Hornsby |

The last thing that most people want to do when they have lost a loved one is to try and quantify the nature of that loss. However, it is an important part of filing a wrongful death claim, and if your loved one died as a result of someone else’s negligence, you have the… Read More »

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Can My Family Get Wrongful Death Benefits From Workers’ Compensation?

By Larry Hornsby |

There is risk in almost everything we do, no matter how small it may be. If you are injured on the job, workers’ compensation is generally available to help pay your medical bills from whatever incident occurred. However, there is sometimes confusion about whether workers’ compensation extends to death benefits, especially in the event… Read More »

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What Is A Survival Action?

By Larry Hornsby |

If you and your family are ever placed in the horrible position of losing a loved one suddenly, your minds are going to be on mourning more than anything else. However, in some circumstances, it is worth it to consider bringing a wrongful death lawsuit against the person or persons that you believe may… Read More »

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Rights Of Spouses Under Florida’s Wrongful Death Law

By Larry Hornsby |

Contrary to some other states’ examples of the law, Florida’s wrongful death statute is somewhat circumscribed as regards who can bring suit to recover damages. It does not exclude spouses, however – to do so would rather defeat the purpose of a wrongful death cause of action. Indeed, spouses have certain specific rights when… Read More »

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Wrongful Death From Medical Malpractice: Which Law Controls?

By Larry Hornsby |

A wrongful death action in Florida is a somewhat straightforward process, with either the executor or the deceased’s closest surviving relative filing the appropriate suit, depending on the nature of the person’s passing. However, Florida is home to a fairly powerful medical lobby, which means that in many areas of state jurisprudence, the rules… Read More »

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Damages In Wrongful Death Suits

By Larry Hornsby |

Filing a wrongful death suit in Florida is a complex endeavor. However, no issue is perhaps more complex and yet more important than that of damages. The entire point of bringing a wrongful death action is twofold – to seek redress from the person who caused the death of your loved one, and to… Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation and Wrongful Death

By Larry Hornsby |

While most of the time, workers’ compensation claims deal with significant injury on the job, it can also cover issues involving wrongful death. If your loved one has died as a result of injuries sustained on the job, you may be entitled to compensation. However, when workers’ compensation comes into play, such a lawsuit… Read More »

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