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Wrongful Death

Wrongful death cases are personal injury claims where the negligent or wrongful conduct resulted in death. In Florida, wrongful death claims are brought by the court appointed personal representative of the decedent’s estate on behalf of the Florida Wrongful Death Survivors of the personal injury victim who has died due to the negligence or intentional misconduct of another person or business.

Nothing can be more painful than the loss of a beloved family member. Aside from the emotional support and companionship that may have been provided by a deceased loved one, there are many cases in which a family may have been financially dependent upon the individual. While nothing can possibly make up for this type of loss, financial compensation may be available for immediate family members (usually the legal survivors) in this situation to help pay for the costs of funeral expenses, medical care, loss of support and services and other emotional consequences of this tragedy such as mental pain and suffering and loss of the decedent’s companionship. In Florida, survivor damages which are recoverable in a wrongful death claim are limited by statute.

If your loved one has died because of the negligence of another person or business, you have the right to take action to hold them accountable.


Because wrongful death claims can be extremely complex, we at Donna B. Michelson, PA are ready to help you navigate the legal process to seeking the necessary restitution in order to regain a stable foundation for your family following such a tragic loss. We have the requisite skills and resources to handle the investigation, case analysis and prosecution of your wrongful death claim so that you can take the time to mourn properly.

We handle wrongful death cases arising out of any negligent conduct including:

  • Medical malpractice

  • Auto accident

  • Defective roadways

  • Defective property

  • Electrocutions and faulty wiring

  • Construction or work incidents caused by third parties and not an employer

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