Losing a loved one unexpectedly can be very difficult. If the loss of a loved one was caused by a negligent driver let me help you get the compensation you deserve. My firm understands you and your family are experiencing emotional trauma let me help you get through it a little bit easier. A wrongful death would’ve been avoided if the liable party was not negligent or do a wrongful act.
Who can claim a wrongful death suit?
In the state of Florida, the deceased personal representative may be named in the deceased person’s will, or the court will appoint one for them. A wrongful death suit is filed on behalf of the deceased and any of their surviving family members. These are who can file a wrongful death suit:
- The deceased person’s spouse
- The deceased person’s children
- The deceased person’s parents
- Any blood relative or adopted siblings that were either partly or wholly dependent of the deceased
What are common wrongful death cases?
There are multiple reasons why you may want to file a wrongful death suit. These are the most common ones:
- Due to car accidents
- Due to pedestrian accidents
- Due to motorcycle accidents
- Due to truck accidents
- Due to negligent drivers
- Due to rideshare accidents
- Due to slip and falls
How long do I have to claim a wrongful death suit?
Every state has a different time frame to file a wrongful suit. This time frame is called the statue of limitations. In the state of Florida, you have 2 years from the date of death of your loved one to file. You can toll the deadline, or extend the deadline under very few circumstances. By having me as your attorney I will help you determine when exactly your statute of limitations ends in your specific case. We will work together to follow the deadlines so that you don’t lose your right to bring your wrongful death suit.
What can of damages can I claim in a wrongful death suit?
Florida statutes state certain rules for awarding damages in these types of suits. These are few examples that a surviving family member can expect to receive in these cases:
- The value of a loss of companionship and protection provided by the deceased person
- The value of support the deceased person provided
- The value of the mental and emotional pain and suffering the surviving family member endured
- Any medical or funeral expenses any surviving family member has paid
- Lost wages or benefits that the deceased person could’ve been expected to make if they would’ve survived
- Any medical or funeral expenses that were paid directly by the estate
Let me help you get the compensation you and your loved ones deserve!
Contact The Reyes Firm at 813-421-3411
We are here for you 24/7 and have the experience to protect your interests and get you the recovery you deserve. Call us today – and above all be safe on the roads!