Can Funeral Costs Be Recovered in a Wrongful Death Claim?

Can Funeral Costs Be Recovered in a Wrongful Death Claim?

The cost to host a funeral for a deceased loved one can range depending on how the deceased is processed, what services are added to the program, and where the service happens. In general, when looking at pricing across the country, an individual that chooses to be buried and has a vault will pay just under $9,000. By contrast, those that would prefer to be cremated with a funeral can be looking at more than $6,000.

If you lost a loved one in a fatal accident like a car accident, depending on the circumstances of how your loved one died, you may be able to file a Florida wrongful death claim on their behalf. If you build a strong claim, you may be able to have their final expenses covered, such as funeral costs. 

To learn more about wrongful death claims in Florida, please connect with the Tampa wrongful death attorneys at Fulgencio Law today.

What Expenses Can Be Added to a Funeral?

What Are the Costs of a FuneralPlanning a funeral in any situation tends to be a difficult and quite sensitive challenge, due to the natural mourning process that takes place for loved ones. But, it is still something that many people plan to take on to commemorate the life of the deceased. Funerals can be pricey but the actual final cost of these events will vary based on what you want to have to happen and what services you require when you are planning one.

Some services and items that you will have the opportunity to consider purchasing for a funeral include:

  • A casket and vault or an urn.
  • Funeral home staff service costs and facility fees.
  • Hearse transportation for the body.
  • Transportation for the family.
  • Flowers.
  • Miscellaneous purchases such as prayer books, pamphlets, or obituary placement.
  • Cosmetic preparation services.
  • Embalming costs.
  • Cost of the burial plot.
  • Headstones and engraving.

Many of these expenses range from many hundreds of dollars to well over several thousand. Just the casket alone could be more than $10,000. Headstones can also be several thousands of dollars.

In the aftermath of a Florida fatal car accident or another deadly incident that was caused by negligence, there can be many expensive costs that result. Funeral expenses are just one. For help with a wrongful death claim in Florida, please call the Tampa car accident lawyers at Fulgencio Law. It is imperative that family members are fully compensated for their losses and the legal team at Fulgencio Law will fight on their behalf to secure the maximum amount of recovery possible.

Speak with a Florida Wrongful Death Attorney Today

Negligent actions that lead to death can be some of the most difficult to emotionally overcome because they are so unexpected. Families in these situations should be able to focus on grieving and saying goodbye to their loved ones, not on the legal burdens of securing financial compensation for that loss. The Tampa personal injury attorneys at Fulgencio Law are here to help with these matters. Call Fulgencio Law today at (813) 463-0123 to schedule a complimentary, no-obligation case evaluation.

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