Belmar, NJ asked in Car Accidents and Wrongful Death for Florida

Q: Can non dependent siblings sue for wrongful death in Florida if the other possible recipients are deceased or estranged?

Deceased was mentally disabled and on SSD prior to accident. It was a motor vehicle accident that caused his death, he was a pedestrian.

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James Clifton
James Clifton
  • Fayetteville, GA
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Sorry to hear about your loss, the personal representative appointed by the probate court is the person who will bring the wrongful death lawsuit. A non-dependent sibling can qualify to bring the wrongful death lawsuit and recover damages on behalf of the qualifying family members and the estate. Please reach out to schedule a free consultation to ensure justice for your sibling.

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