In a Florida wrongful death lawsuit, the estate of the deceased may recover damages for what is called the loss of net accumulations. According to The Florida Wrongful Death Act, the loss of net accumulations is an estimation of how much the deceased would have “saved” or “accumulated” in the future if they had lived.
To make this calculation, a jury will have to gain an understanding of the deceased’s lifestyle and project losses for what would have been their life expectancy. According to the Florida Wrongful Death Act, the estate of the deceased may also recover damages for the defendant’s lost earnings. Additional damages may be sought for medical expenses prior to death, as well as funeral expenses.
Loss of Net Accumulations is Only Available:
- if the victim has a surviving spouse or lineal descendents (not just children); or
- by the estate of a descendent age 25 or older if the deceased victim was survived by a parent and no lost support or services are recoverable under the Florida Wrongful Death Act.
If your loved one has been killed in Florida because of someone else’s negligence, then you may be eligible for compensation in a Florida wrongful death lawsuit. If you have specific question or concerns and would like to discuss them our office would be glad to help put your mind at ease.