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There is little that compares with the pain of losing a loved one. When that person’s death could have been prevented, it makes the loss that much harder to accept. There is no amount of financial remuneration that could fully compensate for a wrongful death. Yet, there are many reasons why families do and should pursue financial settlements.
There is a huge sense of justice for family members when their pain and loss are validated by the impartial rulings of a court of law. In most every wrongful death case, the sudden traumatic loss can be financially devastating to the family as well. In one sense, money loses much of its value in these circumstances; yet, adequate financial provisions can help minimize the stress during these times of grief.
Our goal at Frohlich, Gordon & Beason, P.A. is to make sure the family is adequately provided for and all costs related to the wrongful death of their loved one are covered. Call us today at (941) 979-9010 to schedule your free consultation.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Florida?
Florida has specific rules when it comes to who can file a claim. According to the Florida Statutes section 768.20 a personal representative of the deceased’s estate is eligible to file a wrongful death claim, if such a person does not exist the court will appoint one. Regardless of whether or not this personal representative is a relative of the deceased, a wrongful death claim may only be filed on behalf of the spouse, children, or parents of the deceased.
A claim may also be filed on behalf of a blood relative or adoptive sibling if they were partly or wholly dependent on the deceased. If you are interested in filing a claim, don’t hesitate to speak to an attorney as soon as possible. The statute of limitations to file a wrongful death claim in Florida is two years. This means you have two years from the date of your loved one’s passing to file a claim or you may lose your opportunity to do so.
What Damages Can I Recover in a Wrongful Death Claim?
While no amount of money can bring your loved one back, recovering the damages your family deserves can bring the peace of mind knowing your expenses can be paid and the negligent party was brought to justice. According to Florida Statutes section 768.21, family members of the deceased can recover damages for the following:
Fatal Accidents Require Focus & Experience
Diligent investigation of the circumstances surrounding a fatal accident is critical to support a wrongful death claim. Our Port Charlotte wrongful death attorneys have many years of experience dealing with these types of cases. Our support teams include experts in many different fields who know how to find the answers to critical questions. They have strong reputations and are excellent at communicating their findings in ways that juries can easily comprehend.
We handle wrongful death claims involving any of the following:
Wrongful death court cases can be emotionally difficult for family members and loved ones already traumatized by their loss. Having a lawyer who is sensitive to your emotional state and genuinely cares about their clients can add a level of comfort to the situation.
The testimonials on our website attest to the close, trusting relationships that develop between our attorneys and their clients. We take an active role in the local community. We have a passion for making the world a better place to live.
Contact Us for a Free Consultation
One of our attorneys will take the time to listen to your story and explain the steps that should be taken to achieve justice for your loved one and full compensation for losses. Call us at (941) 979-9010 or fill out our online contact form to get started.