Florida Wrongful Death Lawyers
What Constitutes Wrongful Death in Florida?
Under Florida law, a wrongful death occurs when a person dies as a result of someone else’s negligence, wrongful act, or violation of a contract or warranty.
No parent, child, or spouse ever expects to receive the news that their loved one has been killed in a car accident or suffered a fatal injury after falling on someone’s property. There is nothing that can truly compensate someone for the experience of losing a beloved family member because another person or organization was negligent. However, you have the right to hold the negligent party accountable for these losses, and ensure that other families do not have to suffer the same fate.
At Michles and Booth, our Florida wrongful death lawyers understand how difficult it can be to consider legal action in your time of grief. As a trusted team of personal injury attorneys, we have the skills and experience required to advocate on your behalf, allowing you to focus on your family’s needs first and foremost. By seeking fair compensation, you may find greater peace of mind for you and your family in the wake of this tragic loss.
Call us today at (800) 848-6168 or contact us online for more information. We provide free consultations.
What is the Statute of Limitations for Wrongful Death Claims in Florida?
Whether your loved one was hurt because of intentional wrongdoing or negligence, you may have the right to file a civil claim on their behalf if they died as a result of those actions. Under the Florida Wrongful Death Act, you have two years after the date of your loved one’s accident to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the person or organization responsible for their injuries and death. However, only specific people can bring a wrongful death lawsuit for a deceased individual (also called the decedent).
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?
Those eligible to bring a claim as a beneficiary for a decedent in the state of Florida:
- Parents of a minor child
- Dependent blood relatives
- Dependent adoptive siblings
Damages in a Wrongful Death Case
After you’ve lost a parent, a child, or a spouse, the financial impact on your family may be devastating. Depending on the nature of your loved one’s accident, you may have extensive medical bills to pay off, including emergency room admission, surgical procedures, and other attempts to save their life. Additionally, if the decedent was earning income for your household, the loss of that income may cause significant stress on your family’s finances. Even if the decedent did not earn an income, the loss of their services around the house can put even more strain on the family.
In a wrongful death lawsuit, you may seek the following damages:
- Medical expenses
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of companionship
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of household services and support
- Loss of future income of the deceased
Fierce Advocates for Victims of Negligence and Wrongdoing
The moment you walk through the doors at Michles & Booth, you will be treated with the attention and care that you deserve. With over 177 years of legal experience and a strong commitment to justice, our Florida wrongful death attorneys will prioritize your case and continue to fight until we achieve a successful result. Because we work on contingency fees, you will not end up owing anyone anything as our firm bears the burden of advancing the costs which you do not owe unless we are successful in your case. Let us work for justice for you and your family.
To get more information or schedule a free consultation, call us at (800) 848-6168.
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