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Why Should I File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

If you lost a loved one due to the wrongdoing or negligence of another, you may wonder whether you should file a lawsuit against the party at fault. There are several reasons why a settlement from a wrongful death suit may be beneficial for you and your family.

Continue reading to learn some of the reasons why you may want to file a wrongful death suit.


If your loved one unexpectedly passed due to the actions of another person or entity, you may feel some form of resentment against them. In order to let go of some of that resentment, justice must be served.

While there is no amount of money that can bring your loved one back, the settlement from a wrongful death suit can help bring you a sense that justice has been served and a sense of closure.

Death Expenses are Costly

Losing a loved one is never easy, but the aftermath can be even more difficult and painful if there isn’t enough money to cover the expenses of the death.

In the state of Florida, the average cost of a funeral is about $7,600. In addition, the average cost of end of life expenses is around $13,445. In total, when a person passes away, it costs the family members about $21,045.

If you don’t have that kind of cash lying around, or your loved one’s estate or life insurance policy won’t cover the costs, it may be a good idea to file a lawsuit to help cover the expenses. Typically, funeral costs come from a combination of the following:

  • Burial insurance proceeds
  • The decedent’s cash
  • Your cash
  • Money from another party

We Can Help

If your loved one was killed due to the negligence or wrongdoing of another person, we may be able to help you recover compensation. Our attorneys here at Harmon Parker, P.A. are highly skilled in the area of wrongful death law and have helped many other people just like you obtain justice. Let us see if we can help you achieve justice, too. Don’t hesitate to contact us with your case right away.

Call Harmon Parker, P.A. today at (813) 452-4144 to learn more about how we can help you recover over a free consultation.