What Is The Difference Between A Florida Wrongful Death Lawsuit And A Murder Case?
A wrongful death case is a civil lawsuit, and murder is a criminal lawsuit. Wrongful death is usually an accident caused by the negligence shown by another person, whereby murder is committed by an individual’s violation of the law. The most widely known differentiation is found in the infamous O.J. Simpson case. Although the defendant was found not guilty in the criminal lawsuit, he was found guilty in the wrongful death civil lawsuit.
Wrongful deaths may also occur within the Florida workplace. If the employer does not show reasonable care in taking care of maintaining a safe workplace, then they can be held responsible for showing negligence, and causing wrongful death. In order to show proof of wrongful death, the victim’s surviving family or loved ones will usually hire a Florida wrongful death attorney to seek damages.
The wrongful death of a loved one takes an overwhelming emotional and financial toll on the entire family. Wrongful death damages typically include compensation for medical bills, funeral expenses, lost wages, and the personal adjustments to the loss of life.
If you need assistance to determine if you should pursue a wrongful death case of a loved one that occurred within the workplace, the Law Offices of David Benenfeld is here to help. For or a free legal consultation and book call today: 954-677-0155.