Wrongful death claims can be brought when death occurs as a result of negligent or reckless conduct. The Wrongful Death Statute has a shorter statute of limitations than typical personal injury claims in Florida. This law also determines the classes of people who may make a wrongful death claim, and who may recover. Additionally, an estate must be opened and FalcoLaw has lawyers who can assist in that endeavor.
After the death of a loved one, making a wrongful death claim may not seen as important as dealing with the funeral arrangements, burial and estate matters. However, since the statute of limitations is shorter, it is important that you not wait. A wrongful death claim will certainly not take the place of a lost loved one, but it may help pay for the various costs involved with the death and compensate the family members left behind for lost income and their pain and suffering.
As always, we will evaluate your case for free and you will not pay us any fees or costs unless we recover money for you. There are statutes of limitations that may apply, so it is best to talk to a qualified injury attorney as soon as possible to determine if you have a valid claim.