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Can I Get Money for Funeral Costs After a Wrongful Death?

Posted in Wrongful Death on September 12, 2020

If your loved one passed away because of someone else’s actions, you may be wondering what to do next. You need to mourn the loss of your loved one, but you also have to cover expenses like burial and funeral costs. You may even be getting medical bills from treatment they received after the accident.

Instead of dealing with it all alone and coming up with the money on your own, contact attorney David I. Fuchs. He has worked with the families of many wrongful death victims to help them get the money they need to cover necessary costs after their loved ones die.

Call David I. Fuchs, Accident & Injury Lawyer, P.A. today at (954) 568-3636 or use our online contact form to start your case today.

Compensation You Can Get After a Wrongful Death

You can get compensation to cover funeral costs and more after a wrongful death. We can evaluate your case and help you recover for:

  • Medical bills your loved one incurred after the accident
  • Burial costs
  • Funeral expenses
  • Lost support and services
  • Loss of consortium for the surviving spouse
  • Mental pain and suffering for the surviving spouse
  • Loss of parental companionship, instruction, guidance, and mental pain and suffering for children
  • Loss of the decedent’s earnings for the estate
  • Loss of net accumulation for the estate

Attorney David I. Fuchs will work to get you the maximum compensation in your case. Funeral expenses will likely be your primary concern, as you will have to pay those quickly after your loved one passes away. However, you may be able to recover damages for an array of different losses.

The insurance company may offer you a low-ball settlement that will only cover part of your losses. Don’t let them cut you short. By working with a wrongful death attorney, you can make sure you get what you deserve.

How Much Money Can I Get for Funeral Expenses in Florida?

There is no limit on how much you can recover for funeral costs in Florida. We will make a demand to the insurance company for the full amount of your expenses.

According to Finder.com, the average cost of a funeral in Florida is $10,700. Burial expenses alone are usually $6,501 with a casket costing around $2,984. Transportation via hearse is around $325. A private viewing is typically $200, and embalming is around $725. If you opt for cremation, you may pay $3,407 for the process and as much as $275 for the urn.

These expenses do not include a headstone at the cemetery, which can cost as much as $10,000 depending on the style. Funeral plots can cost between $1,000 and $4,000. Memorial flowers are also common and can cost several hundred dollars as well.

There are many costs to consider when determining how to cover the expenses of a funeral. You should work with a wrongful death attorney to make sure the insurance company fully covers your needs.

Who Can Get Compensation After a Wrongful Death?

Florida law states that a decedent’s survivors are able to obtain compensation after a wrongful death. That includes a decedent’s spouse, children, parents, and any other relative who were partially or entirely dependent upon the person who passed away. That does not usually include siblings, cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents, and other relatives. However, if they were financially or physically dependent on the person who died, they may be eligible to recover compensation as well.

Call a Wrongful Death Attorney For Help with Funeral Expenses

A funeral can be expensive, and you should not have to shoulder the burden while you mourn the death of your loved one. If your relative was killed in a tragic accident caused by someone else, call attorney David I. Fuchs at (954) 568-3636 or reach out with our online contact form.