In Clermont, Inverness and Tavares, FL, Wrongful Death Cases Help Families Manage Following the Unthinkable
Compensation in the wake of a tragedy helps offset serious costs and future losses
Not all injury victims can speak for or seek justice on their own behalf. In extreme cases, negligent acts cause the accidental deaths of innocent people. If your family has suffered such a tragic loss in the Central Florida area, reach out to the attorneys at Largey Law No amount of money can bring your loved one back but compensation can help offset large expenses, lost income, and the unnecessary and extreme pain and suffering experienced by survivors.
What exactly is wrongful death?
At its most basic, wrongful death is loss of life caused by the willful or negligent act of another person or persons. In other words, it is a personal injury claim where the injury was severe enough to prove fatal.
Can I bring a wrongful death action?
Most injury cases are brought by the injured party. In a wrongful death case, the suit must be brought by a surviving party on behalf of the deceased.
In Florida, Wrongful Death Statute §768.21 clearly outlines who may bring a wrongful death action in the wake of a fatal accident. These parties include:
- Parents of the deceased
- Surviving spouse of the deceased
- Children of the deceased
However, you may not bring a wrongful death action if:
- You are the parent or adult child of a decedent with a surviving spouse
- You are an adult who lost a parent through medical negligence
- You lost an adult child due to medical negligence
Time is against you. In the state of Florida, you have only two years from the date of death to file a wrongful death claim.
Further exclusions may preclude your wrongful death action. For example, some federal laws provide immunity from wrongful death claims to defendants in cases involving railroad collisions or in product liability cases involving certain medical devices.
What kinds of compensation can be recovered?
If you are eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit, an experienced lawyer can help you recover compensation for:
Speak with a skilled attorney when considering a wrongful death action in Clermont, Inverness or Tavares, FL
If your family has suffered a tragic death, you owe it to yourself to contact an experienced legal team. In Tavares, Inverness or Clermont, talk to the lawyers at Largey Law at 352.508.1485 or online. We can arrange a free consultation and we work around your unique scheduling needs. Se habla español.