Florida Wrongful Death Lawyer
There is nothing more traumatic or painful than losing a loved one unexpectedly. If you are dealing with the loss of a loved one, we at Freidin Brown, P.A. are here for you during this difficult time. Our Florida wrongful death lawyers can help you file a wrongful death claim against the responsible individual or party. You and your family should not have to face financial duress as a result of someone else’s negligence.
Filing a wrongful death claim may lead to the recovery of damages for:
- Funeral or burial arrangements
- Medical care and hospital expenses
- Loss of financial support and allowances
- Loss of companionship, training and guidance
- Pain and suffering of the family members
- Pain and suffering of the deceased
Our Florida wrongful death lawyers have recovered millions of dollars for our clients. We work hard in every case to help our clients recover maximum compensation. As skilled trial lawyers, we are ready and willing to take a case to court if we believe that it will benefit our client. Backed by ten decades of collective experience, our firm has a solid track record of legal excellence. Contact us at 866-716-7292 to discuss your case during a FREE consultation.
Understanding the Basic Elements of a Wrongful Death Case
Under Florida law, wrongful death occurs when a person or entity’s negligence, recklessness, or deliberate wrongdoing results in a fatal accident, injury, or condition. In other words, it means that a person’s failure to act reasonably or prudently has resulted in a preventable fatality. In order to establish that the death resulted from negligence, the victim’s family must be able to prove that the defendant had a duty of care to the deceased, and that a breach of this duty was the proximate cause of the victim’s death.
Who Qualifies as a “Survivor” in a Florida Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
In the state of Florida, a wrongful death lawsuit can only be brought by the personal representative of the decedent’s estate. This person will either be named in the decedent’s will or appointed by a judge if no will exists. This person would be responsible for bringing the wrongful death claim on behalf of the estate’s beneficiaries and/or the “survivors” of the person who has died.
Family members who may be entitled to damages include:
- The deceased person’s spouse
- The deceased person’s children
- The deceased person’s parents
- Financially dependent siblings
Unlike personal injury claims, which have a four-year statute of limitations, wrongful death actions must be brought within two years of the person’s death. If you fail to take action before the statute of limitations expires, you would lose your chance to recover any level of compensation. For this reason, it is highly recommended that you contact an lawyer at Freidin Brown, P.A. today.
Have You Suffered the Loss of a Loved One? Freidin Brown, P.A. Is Here to Help.
Always caring and professional, our legal team can provide you with the attentive legal services you need and deserve at this time. While we understand that taking legal action will not change the past, we believe that in doing so, you and your family may obtain some closure. In addition, taking legal action may help prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future.
The Florida wrongful death lawyers at Freidin Brown, P.A. handle all wrongful death claims on a contingency basis, which means that you won’t pay any up-front or out-of-pocket fees to retain our services. In fact, you won’t pay us a cent unless we recover compensation on your behalf. We also start each case with a free initial consultation, so you would have nothing to lose by contacting our firm today. Call 866-716-7292 to discuss your case with an experienced Florida wrongful death lawyer.