Need An Injury Attorney Florida – Wrongful Death
The pain from losing a loved one can be unbearable. If you recently experienced this then our hearts go out to you. We understand how the pain can overwhelming and the practical situations in dealing with this can detract from your grieving. There might still be medical bills to pay, there are the costs for the burial and funeral. Plus, if the family member was a major source of income for the surviving family members, the future for the family becomes uncertain. When the death is due to the negligence of another person or company then there is a lot of anger that can complicate future decisions. Regardless of the age of the person when they died, acts of negligence should be tolerated. Many cases of wrongful death come from medical malpractice, auto accidents, workplace conditions, and a neglect to properly care for a patient in a nursing home. Many of these incidents are not malicious but the neglect for to act responsibly leads to devastating consequences.
There are laws that protect the surviving family members in cases of wrongful death. Florida state law has a wrongful death statute of limitations of two years from the death. However, there are several exceptions that can bar the claim to a shorter time period such as medical cases. Please consult with us as soon as possible to find out the exact limitations on your particular situation. The compensation Florida law provides for the family of a wrongful death victim are the loss of support and services, the loss of companionship, loss of parental support, medical and funeral expenses. This value varies based on the net accumulation of the estate, the expected loss of earning s of the deceased, and the exact medical and funeral costs.
The exact definition of who can collect on a wrongful death claim in Florida is a tricky issue. The recipients of a wrongful death suit can include a spouse, a parent, a child, or anyone who is a beneficiary of the estate if stated in the deceased’s will. As the law is somewhat unclear in this area, a skilled attorney can assess your unique situation to help determine if you have a rightful claim to a wrongful death case. There is a gray area with longtime companions and parents of a child over the age of 25 are limited to the amounts they can receive.
If you recently lost a loved one from an act of negligence then please contact the attorneys of www.needaninjuryattorneyflorida.com to discuss your claim. You will find a compassionate voice that understands the pain you are enduring and will work to get you the compensation you are entitled to under the law so you can focus on grieving and emotional healing in this terrible time.