We understand losing a loved one is devastating. It can also bring about financial hardships to the surviving relatives. While we know that no amount of money will take away the pain of losing a loved one, we will fight to ensure the responsible party is held accountable and your are justly compensated for your loss.
Wrongful Death may occur in a number of different situation:
- Motor vehicle accident
- Accident at work
- Failed medical procedure/Malpractice
- Use of a defective product
- All other negligent actions where a death results.
What to do if a family member suffers death as a result of someone else’s negligence:
- Gather existing reports of the incident (ex. Police/incident reports).
- Obtain any and all witness information.
- Obtain all available photographs and/or videos of the incident.
- Gather all available medical records.
- Ensure an estate has been set up for the deceased. Feel free to contact our firm for assistance with this issue.
The estate of your loved one may be entitled to lost income of the deceased, medical expenses, funeral expenses, loss of support, loss of companionship, as well as emotional injuries.
“Under Florida law, ordinary negligence causes of action are subject to a four-year statute of limitations (Time limit to bring a claim). However, following an increasing trend among other states, Florida has codified a two-year statute of limitations for medical malpractice causes of action, with a four-year statute of repose, and a seven-year maximum cap for cases that involve fraud, concealment, or intentional misrepresentation by a prospective defendant health care provider. The only exception to this is when the claimant is a minor age eight or younger, in which case the seven-year period does not bar an action brought on behalf of a minor on or before the child’s eighth birthday”.