Wrongful Death Attorneys
Losing a loved one is extremely difficult, especially when it happens unexpectedly. If you’ve lost a loved one because someone else was careless or negligent, you may be able to file a Florida wrongful death claim.
When a family member dies, families are severely impacted emotionally and financially. Under Florida’s wrongful death laws, families can recover damages for lost support and companionship and can recover the economic damages caused by the wrongful death.
Who can bring a claim? The Florida wrongful death act allows husbands or wives, children, parents, or other relatives to bring a wrongful death lawsuit against the person or company responsible for the death. The wrongful death act calls these people “survivors.”
How long do you have to file a lawsuit? Typically, you have two years from the date of death to bring a wrongful death case.
But when you bring a wrongful death lawsuit, you have the burden of proving that there was negligence and that the negligence caused your love one’s death. Gathering evidence is critical to the case, and every case becomes harder to investigate as more time passes.
Talk to a wrongful death attorney. You only have one chance to recover from the responsible party. We are trial lawyers and believe that preparing for trial from day-one is the best way we can help our clients. This means that we investigate what happened, gather evidence, work with experts, talk with witnesses, and learn about your loved one through you and your family.
If you’ve lost a love one because someone was irresponsible or negligent, contact us for a free consultation. We will help you understand your rights, know what your options are, and will be prepared to handle the entire legal case. You can call us at 727-821-3195 or contact us online using the form to the right.
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