Dealing with the death of a loved one due to an unexpected accident is one of the most difficult experiences a person can endure. Not only are those left behind dealing with the grief of a lost spouse, child or parent, but there may be financial hardship suffered as well if the decedent was a source of income for the family. Wrongful death lawsuits can arise from several types of accidents, including:
- Car accidents
- Trucking accidents
- Boating accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Construction Accidents
- Workplace Accidents
Our attorneys have experience handling these types of cases and many others. The statute of limitation for bringing a claim for wrongful death is two years from the date of passing, so it is essential to contact an attorney quickly so an investigation can begin and deadlines can be met.
Wrongful Death Act
Florida ‘s Wrongful Death Act is the statute which lays out the damages that can be sought for a wrongful death and who can make a claim. Under the Wrongful Death Act, the victim’s family may be entitled to:
- Medical and funeral expenses for the decedent
- Loss of future wages of the decedent
- Emotional pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship for spouse and children
These types of damages may vary depending on the circumstances surrounding the victim’s passing as well as who survived the victim. It is important to talk with an experienced wrongful death attorney to determine what type of damages are appropriate for your case.
Contact Us for An Initial Case Review
Our attorneys are dedicated to providing effective and efficient representation. Call our law offices in Brandon at 813-502-1097 or in Lakeland at 863-263-9321, or contact us through our website. Free consultations.