What is the State Florida penal code for wrongful death?

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dano7744 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Wrongful death suits are civil actions, not to be confused with a criminal complaint. The action would be brought or the suit would be filed by the plaintiff. In all states,  wrongful death litigation falls under the category of torts and or negligence. Depending on the exact circumstances of the case would determine what type of action would be required by the plaintiff.

In Florida, the statue is 768.19, which is a right to action statue determined,  promulgated, and enacted by the Florida State Senate. Title XLV refers to torts in Florida and Chapter 768 refers to negligence. Keep in mind that the facts of the case will determine which statue will be relevant and appropriate.

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