A wrongful death claim is a lawsuit filed in a Florida court when the wrongful act or negligence of a party causes the death of another. This type of claim is civil and not criminal. There are certain rules that apply to wrongful death cases that differ from personal injury claims. Florida law allows a wrongful death lawsuit – seeking a legal remedy for the death and losses resulting from it – when the death is caused by a wrongful act, negligence, default or breach of contract of another. Our attorneys have extensive experience defending wrongful death claims and achieving a favorable result.