It’s hard to imagine anything causing more anguish for a family than the loss loved one. Yet, if that loved one’s death was caused by the negligent or careless actions of another and was preventable, the feelings of grief become mixed with anger and seem to make the situation even more unbearable.
No amount of money can ever replace your loved one. However, a wrongful death lawsuit can seek to hold the negligent party responsible for their actions. It may also provide your family with financial compensation for expenses related to your loved one’s unexpected death, such as medical bills and lost income.
We believe that the costs associated with hiring a lawyer shouldn’t prevent the family of a wrongful death victim from obtaining sound legal counsel. Because of this, our law firm handles all wrongful death claims on a contingency fee basis. This means there are no out of pocket expenses and you only owe attorney’s fees if we settle your claim or win a favorable verdict in court.
Florida’s statute of limitations gives family members two years to file a wrongful death claim on behalf of their loved one.
Why is this important? Once the two-year time limit expires, you may have lost your legal right to file a wrongful death claim against the at-fault party. Under some circumstances, the two-year statute of limitations may be extended.
Wrongful death lawsuits are complicated to pursue. Before a claim can be filed, there must be proof that the negligence of another party was the cause of or partly the cause of your loved one’s death. Gathering the proof required to win a wrongful death claim can be expensive and very time consuming.
It is understandable that the last thing on a grief-stricken family’s mind is speaking with a lawyer. Despite this, there are strict time limits governing the ability to file a Sarasota wrongful death claim and the laws surrounding those claims are very complex.
If you believe that the death of your family member was caused by the negligent actions of another party, it is important to speak with an attorney, sooner rather than later. Failure to file your wrongful death claim before the deadline may mean you’ve waived your legal rights.
Depending on the circumstances of the wrongful death claim and your relationship to the deceased, you may be entitled to financial compensation for the following:
Under Florida’s Wrongful Death Statute, the following person(s) may be entitled to file a wrongful death lawsuit against a negligent party:
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