Wrongful Death

Wrongful death claims in Florida are not like simple negligence claims.  They are specifically governed under the Florida Wrongful Death Act, Florida Statutes 768.16 to 786.26.  That Act essentially allows family members of the decedent to collect damages for medical expenses prior to death, loss of companionship and loss of future wages.  What makes wrongful death unique is that any claim for the same must be brought by the personal representative of the estate appointed by a probate court.  Unlike most negligent cases in Florida, there is only a two year statute of limitations in which to file the same.  Therefore, you should seek the immediate assistance of  an wrongful death attorney should you believe you have a claim for the same.

For more information concerning your wrongful death claim or legal rights, please call me for a free consultation. In the Orlando area, I can be reached at 407-657-2525.  If you are calling from outside the Orlando area, please feel free to reach me on my toll free number at 1-888-581-2525, or  e-mail me if you prefer. I look forward to speaking with you soon.

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