Coping with the unexpected death of a loved one is a painful experience that no amount of money can soothe. It is an unfortunate event that can be exasperated by the knowledge that your loved one has passed due to another’s negligence or wrongdoing. During this difficult time, you may be struggling financially due to the loss of your loved one as you are handling your emotional loss. Although taking legal action may not seem like a priority right now, there is a very narrow window of time in which you can file a wrongful death suit in Florida. At The Finizio Law Group, P.A., our compassionate Florida wrongful death attorneys can help you seek justice during this difficult time.
What is a Wrongful Death?
A wrongful death is one that occurs due to another’s negligence, recklessness, or deliberate actions. A wrongful death claim is a civil action that survivors of an individual who has passed may take to seek monetary damages against the party that can be blamed for the death. This is a completely separate action from criminal charges, which the at-fault party may or may not face depending on the circumstances of the case. Wrongful death suits are designed to provide compensation for relatives who depended on the deceased financially and emotionally.
The Florida Wrongful Death Act seeks to shift the losses sustained from the wrongful death from the decedent to the party responsible for the death. A wrongful death can be caused accidentally or intentionally. Family members can file these claims to obtain compensation for needing to live without that person. An attorney that has extensive knowledge filing such claims can be an important asset to recovering the maximum compensation possible by law. If you wish to file such a claim, it is important to know that the statute of limitations in Florida for wrongful death is just two years.
We understand that during this difficult time, the last thing you wish to focus on is taking legal action; however, you may be eligible to recover for a variety of elements that resulted from the unexpected loss of a loved one:
- Loss of benefits
- Loss of companionship
- Medical and funeral expenses
- Emotional suffering and mental anguish
- Children’s loss of guidance or supervision
- Loss of income and family support
At The Finizio Law Group, P.A., we have been helping families pursue wrongful death claims in Florida for over 35 years. Speak with a knowledgeable wrongful death attorney today to discuss your case for free. Allow our attorneys to help your family by calling 954-645-7700 or contacting us online.