The loss of a family member or a loved one is a tragedy that cannot be adequately compensated. When you lose a loved one as a result of someone’s negligence it is important to consult with a Florida wrongful death attorney who is well versed in Florida’s Wrongful Death Act (Florida Statutes Sections 768.16-768.26). The legislative purpose behind Florida’s Wrongful Death Act is to shift the losses resulting from wrongful death from the decedent to the wrongdoer.
After losing a loved one, the last thing you want to think about is taking legal action. However, prompt action is often necessary to determine who is the wrongdoer, the extent of negligence involved and to preserve any evidence necessary to illustrate the negligence of another.
It is imperative you take notice that Florida has a two-year statute of limitations period to file a wrongful death lawsuit. If a lawsuit is not filed within the two-year period following the decedent’s date of death, your legal right to sue will expire as a result of the statute of limitations in accordance with Florida Statute.
ELEMENTS OF A FLORIDA WRONGFUL DEATH CLAIM
In order for an estate to have a proper cause of action in accordance with Florida’s Wrongful Death Act, the following elements must be met:
1.) Death of a person,
2.) the death must be caused by the negligence of another person or entity,
3.) their must be a decedent (family member) who are presently suffering a financial loss as a result of the death,
4.) an estate must be set up pursuant to Florida Statute and a personal representative for the decedents
ALLOW DOLMAN LAW GROUP TO HANDLE YOUR WRONGFUL DEATH CASE
Dolman Law Group will assist you in thoroughly investigating the potential case and setting up an estate so that you may seek proper compensation in accordance with Florida probate law.
As a law firm that routinely handles wrongful death claims and lawsuits, we are committed to fighting for your rightful compensation for this tragic loss. Our Clearwater based Florida wrongful death attorneys will fight the respective insurance carrier to ensure that adequate compensation is paid for the loss of benefits, loss of companionship (which may include punitive damages), direct expenses including medical bills and funeral cost, loss of future earning power and punitive damages to punish the wrongdoer for causing the ultimate tragedy.
CONTACT OUR FLORIDA WRONGFUL DEATH PERSONAL INJURY LAW FIRM FOR A FREE CONSULTATION
When selecting a wrongful death attorney or wrongful death law firm, it is imperative you note the experience they have in handling and litigating this unique type of case. Many personal injury law firms either do not litigate or have a reputation for being hesitant to aggressively pursue claims. We are committed to zealously pursuing a wrongful death claim and have the necessary resources to see a case through jury trial if necessary.
We pursue personal injury claims statewide and have been honored to be retained by fellow law firms as co-counsel in a number of cases that have been litigated in several Florida jurisdictions.
If you have suffered the loss of a family member or loved one as a result of the negligent conduct of an individual or corporation, contact a Clearwater based Florida wrongful death attorney for a free, no obligation, and confidential evaluation.