Punitive Damages in a Wrongful Death Case
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Are punitive damages recoverable in a wrongful death case?
We recently had a client ask us whether punitive damages were recoverable in a wrongful death case in the state of Florida. The short answer is yes. To determine whether punitive damages will be awarded needs to be undertaken by a skillful attorney who has handled wrongful death cases. Unfortunately for this particular client, they had a family member who had been killed in a terrible car crash in Tallahassee and we were called upon to evaluate whether punitive damages would be an element we could recover. Ultimately, a jury will decide that, but there are very various issues that need to be handled before it ever gets to a jury.
We have to determine whether there was an intentional act, and that’s not as easy of a process as it may sound. That basically means you need to hire someone who has experience handling these cases. We will be glad to help you navigate through a wrongful death case during a very difficult time. Give us a call in Tallahassee.
Did you lose a loved one from the negligence of another in Florida and have questions about punitive damages in a wrongful death case? Contact experienced Florida wrongful death attorneys at Serrano | McGuire today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
In order to serve you best, we have personal injury law offices located in both Lutz and Tallahassee.
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