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The Wrongful Death of a Child
What You Need to Know About The Florida Wrongful Death Act
The book,When A Parent’s World Goes From Full to Empty – The Wrongful Death of a Child – What You Need to Know About The Florida Wrongful Death Act, was written for parents dealing with and doing their best to cope with the loss of a child due to the negligence and carelessness of others.
Parents work tirelessly and at times seemingly endlessly to provide support, supervision, and protection of their children. When all this is taken away and, in some instances in just a moment of time, a parent is often at a loss for words, rational thought, and any kind of outlook for the future.
It is interesting to note that there are terms that have been assigned when somebody loses a loved one. When a husband loses a wife, he becomes a widower. When a wife loses a husband, she then becomes a widow. When a child loses both parents, he or she becomes an orphan. On the other hand, when a parent loses a child, there is no word that accurately or even adequately describes the surviving parent.
It is somewhat indescribable as no one term describes the status of the surviving parent. One could also say that the pain and suffering resulting from the wrongful death of a child are also indescribable; however, under the Florida Wrongful Death Act, pain, suffering, and the loss of support and services of the child are elements of a case.
However difficult it may seem, parents, by and through their Florida Child Injury Lawyer, will be required to present evidence and testimony as to impact and effect that death of the child has been on their lives in the past, and will be, into the future. While it could easily be said that a child’s life is priceless, there should be certain compensation provided or awarded to a parent when a child dies as a result of the negligent or careless acts of others.
Money or compensation will never replace a child’s love, affection, and presence. Furthermore, no amount of money can take a parent’s empty world to a full one; however, in a civil case, justice demands that a parent is fairly compensated for the death or loss of a child due to the negligent or careless acts of others.