Wrongful Death Attorneys in Orlando
We Hold Negligent Parties Accountable
There is no greater pain than losing a relative, friend, or loved one in an accident due to the negligence of another. When a tragedy like this happens, sadness and suffering are so great that no one even thinks of holding anyone accountable for the wrongful death. Although it is true that a claim will not bring back your loved one, it can bring about justice. In cases like this it is important to consult with our firm to determine the damages and steps necessary to establish an effective claim.
How Long Do I Have to File a Wrongful Death Claim?
The statute of limitations to file a wrongful death claim in Florida is two years from the date of the deceased’s passing. This means you have two years to file a wrongful death claim, or you will most likely lose your right to do so. As an important note, the date of your loved one’s passing may be different from the date they suffered the injuries that led to their death. Exceptions to this rule exist that can change the amount of time you have to file. Contact Angel Law Firm, PL today to speak to an attorney about your case.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?
According to Fla. Stat. § 768. 20 (2021) a personal representative, or executor, is eligible to file a wrongful death suit. If no such person exists a court can appoint one. This personal representative doesn’t have to be a relative of the deceased, however a wrongful death suite is always filed on behalf of the deceased’s estate and surviving family members regardless of who the executor of an estate is.
What Damages Can I Recover in a Wrongful Death Claim?
Recovering the damages your family deserves after the tragic and unexpected passing of a loved one can bring you and your family peace of mind knowing your expenses are covered and the negligent party was brought to justice. According to Florida law family members may recover compensation for:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of support or companionship
- Medical and funeral expenses covered by family members
Additionally, the estate of the deceased may recover compensation for:
- Lost wages and benefits
- Medical and funeral expenses that were paid by the estate
- The value of earnings the deceased could have reasonably earned
Get Started on Your Case Today
Suffering through the unexpected loss of a loved one can be devastating. Our team of experienced attorneys are ready to offer you compassionate guidance and aggressive representation to secure the justice and compensation you and your family deserves. Our firm is backed by years of experience and always offers free, no-obligation initial consultations.
Many of our happy clients start with one service but come back for assistance with other legal matters. When you work with us once, you can work with us for a lifetime.
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Our team is very detail-oriented and is dedicated to providing solutions fit to your unique case.
Our attorneys meet with clients as soon as they come to us and handle cases personally until they are resolved.
Our staff provides legal services in both English and Spanish.
Our attorneys and staff speak both English and Spanish. We will speak to you in whichever language you are most comfortable with to ensure smooth communication. Get in touch with us today to get started.Call Us Today