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Wrongful Death Claims in Florida: Fast Facts & FAQs

Have You Tragically Lost a Loved One? Find Out What You Need to Know from Our Experienced Florida Wrongful Death Lawyers

Nothing about losing a loved one is easy. When you lose a loved one unexpectedly, and when someone else is to blame for his or her death, you need to be able to rely on sound legal advice from a team of trusted professionals. Our Florida wrongful death lawyers are here to help, and we are prepared to work hard to make sure you and your family recover just compensation.

Frequently-Asked Questions (FAQs) about Filing a Wrongful Death Claim in Florida

Q: What constitutes a “wrongful death” in Florida?

A death is considered “wrongful” if it results from the negligence or intentional wrongdoing of another, or if it results from a product defect. Car accidents, medical mistakes, falls, assaults, and dangerous drugs are all common causes of wrongful death.

Q: How do you know if you have a claim for wrongful death?

In order to determine if you have a claim for wrongful death, you will need to hire a law firm to investigate as soon as possible. Our Florida wrongful death lawyers are available 24/7, and we can launch an investigation immediately.

Q: Who can file a wrongful death claim in Florida?

Florida’s wrongful death statute is somewhat complicated in this regard. The decedent’s personal representative must file the claim; but, generally speaking, spouses, children, parents and other dependents can all recover damages; except in medical malpractice cases where very special limitations apply. 

Q: What damages are available to eligible family members?

The list of damages that are available to eligible family members in Florida is extensive. Examples include things like medical bills, loss of income and benefits, funeral and burial expenses, loss of companionship, and pain and suffering.

Q: Does insurance cover wrongful death claims?

Yes, and most wrongful death cases involve claims against the at-fault parties’ insurance companies. As your Florida wrongful death lawyers, we will pursue compensation for your loved one’s death from all available sources.

3 Fast Facts about Florida Wrongful Death Claims

What else do you need to know if you have a wrongful death claim in Florida? Here are five fast facts:

  • Timing: Florida’s statute of limitations for wrongful death claims is two years in most cases, but you should not wait any longer than necessary to speak with a lawyer.
  • Costs: When you choose Searcy Denney, it costs you nothing out of pocket to have our lawyers handle your claim, and you only pay if we win.
  • Court: In most cases, we are able to help families recover just compensation without the need to go to court.

Contact Searcy Denney Today for a Free, No-Obligation Consultation with Experienced Florida Wrongful Death Lawyers 

When you have a wrongful death claim, your choice of legal representation matters. When you choose Searcy Denney, you are putting centuries of relevant experience on your side

If you would like to speak with an attorney about filing a wrongful death claim, we would be happy to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation at a time and location that are convenient for you. Call 800-220-7006 or tell us how you prefer to be contacted online today.

 

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