Florida residents do not die exactly the same way. Some may have been killed in car accidents, on the job or possibly from an ill-fated disease. However, if someone's death stems from the negligence of another individual or company, the victim's surviving family may find itself in a great deal of distress.
Fortunately, there are laws that are designed to hold negligent parties liable for fatalities that resulted from their actions. When someone dies due to the misconduct or negligence of another, the victim's family can choose to pursue a claim against the offending party. But bringing a successful wrongful death claim depends on certain elements. These include the death of the individual, as well as the monetary injury incurred by the surviving family as a result of the fatality. The primary element in a wrongful death case would be the potential negligence caused by another or the intent to cause harm.