Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Do you have questions about who can file a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of a loved one? Watch this video by a skilled Tampa injury lawyer to learn more.

Question:

Who can file a wrongful death lawsuit for my family member?

Answer:

Often, we’re asked whether or not a brother or a sister can bring a claim for a sibling that arises from wrongful death. There’s a specific statute in the state of Florida. If there’s a spouse, the spouse has standing, first and foremost, to bring that claim, and they have the right to be the personal representative.Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?If there are no children, sometimes a sibling can serve as the representative, but it’s unlikely. There are very few scenarios where a sibling can bring a claim, unless they are just going to be the personal representative for children of the decedent, so that they serve in that capacity because the children are underage.


Did you lose a loved one from another’s negligence and have questions about who can file a wrongful death lawsuit? Contact a Florida wrongful death attorney at Morgenstern and Herd today for a free confidential consultation and case evaluation. Let our experience work for you.

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