Wrongful Death Cases Require An Experienced Attorney
When a person dies, that death is considered a wrongful death if the tragedy was deliberately caused by the negligence or misconduct of another. Accidents resulting in Florida wrongful death cases can include the following:
- A gun-cleaning accident or improper handling of a firearm
- Medical malpractice or a birth injury
- Exposure to environmental or hazardous conditions
- Defective or faulty performance by a manufactured product
- Nursing home abuse
- Accidents involving cars, 18-wheelers and even aircraft
A wrongful death lawsuit may be filed by the surviving spouse, children and sometimes parents when a wrongful death occurs. The estate of the deceased may also file a wrongful death lawsuit to seek financial remedy for the pecuniary or monetary losses sustained as a result of the tragic loss of their loved one.
What Florida laws govern wrongful death?
The Florida Wrongful Death Act allows immediate family members to recover monetary damages for a wide range of losses stemming from wrongful death, these include:
- Funeral and burial costs for the deceased
- Medical costs incurred, such as hospital and ambulance charges, prior to the deceased's passing
- Emotional grief and loss of companionship by the spouse
- Loss of parental guidance and support by the child
- Loss of wages and income produced by the deceased
- The value of household tasks the deceased contributed to the home
The All Injuries Law Firm, P.A. understands Florida wrongful death law. In southwest Florida and beyond, our firm has a sterling reputation for our work and more than 30 years of experience representing cases. We have a thorough understanding of how to best handle cases regarding wrongful death in southwest Florida.
Consult us about your wrongful death claim
The laws related to personal injury and wrongful death are very complicated. You need a highly qualified wrongful death attorney, like those at the All Injuries Law Firm P.A., to help determine the best way to proceed with your case. For example, with respect to wrongful death in the State of Florida, the statute of limitations is two years. In other words, if you do not file your wrongful death claim or lawsuit within this two-year deadline, you lose your ability to do so forever. Wrongful death law in Florida has many other nuances a qualified attorney can help you navigate.