Florida’s Wrongful Death Act specifically recognizes the importance of seeking justice when the wrongful death of a loved one devastates a family.
The Wrongful Death Act states that “it is the public policy of the state to shift the losses resulting when wrongful death occurs from the survivors of the decedent to the wrongdoer.”
The Wrongful Death Act creates the right for survivors to hold the wrongdoer accountable for the mental anguish inflicted.
The Florida’s Wrongful Death Act provides for recovery against the wrongdoer when children have lost parental companionship, instruction, and guidance and for their mental pain and suffering.
The Wrongful Death Act provides for the surviving spouse to recover from the wrongdoer for loss of companionship and protection and for mental pain and suffering.
And, the Wrongful Death Act recognizes the financial losses, including, of course, the loss of support and services caused when a person dies at the hand of a careless or reckless corporation or person.
When a child dies a wrongful death, the Wrongful Death Act provides the right of parents to recover for their mental pain and suffering.
Danger is all around us. Every time you leave your home — and even when you’re at home — you’re at risk of an accident that causes a severe injury or even death.
Some of the most common types of wrongful death cases are associated with:
Think about it. Every day, you’re at risk of death related to all six of these circumstances.
If you suspect that you have a wrongful death case after the death of a loved one, you must take the steps necessary to protect your legal rights. Here’s what you should do:
In Florida, this is limited to the following groups:
If you fall into one of these categories, you have the legal right to take action against the negligent party. By consulting with an experienced and knowledgeable attorney, you’ll gain a better understanding of how to prove your eligibility.
While your wrongful death attorney can guide you, it never hurts to collect evidence as soon as possible.
This comes in many forms and is based largely on the type of accident.
In the event of medical malpractice resulting in death, medical records are important to your case.
Should a loved one be killed in a motor vehicle accident, a copy of the police report and photos of the scene will come in handy.
There is a two year statute of limitations on wrongful death cases in the state of Florida. In other words, you have two years from the date of your loved one’s passing to file a lawsuit. This sounds like a lot of time, but it can pass you by as you grieve.
If your family experiences a wrongful death, consider having Terrell Hogan represent you. We’ll seek justice: to hold “the wrongdoer” accountable. All you have to do is contact us online or via phone at (888) 244-5557. Either way, we’ll take charge of your case to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.
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