Valrico Wrongful Death Attorney
When a loved one has died, the emotional effect on family members can be crippling. It would be important for you to retain an experienced wrongful death attorney to begin working for your family from the onset while you are grieving. Given the significance of these claims, we almost always retain various expert witnesses at the beginning of the claim to help us properly build the case.
Countless lives change in an instant when faced with the death of a loved one. Parents, wives, husbands, children, and other relatives try to cope with the physical pain, emotional anguish, and sorrow caused by their loss; they also have worries over medical bills, funeral bills, and other financial obligations. The death of a family member is especially upsetting when it is caused by careless or negligent actions of another. For many people who are mourning the wrongful death of a loved one, the thought of taking legal action is far from their mind. It shouldn’t be, and the Valrico wrongful death Attorneys at The Trial Professionals are here to help during this difficult period.
In a legal sense, "wrongful death" refers to a death caused by the misconduct or negligence of another person or entity. In a wrongful death lawsuit, one must prove that the death occurred as a result of the negligence of another person or entity, and that the surviving relatives of the deceased have suffered financial losses as a result of the death. Under Florida law, survivors of the deceased may be entitled to receive financial compensation for the negligent loss of a loved one. The Florida Wrongful Death Act is contained in sections 768.16 – 768.26, Florida Statutes.
According to Florida’s wrongful death statute, only certain relatives are entitled to recover after a loved one is killed. There are very specific statutory formulas in place that delineate who the legally recognized survivors are who are entitled to recover. Call us right now so that we can explain this statute to you and help determine who in your family may be entitled to recover damages after the death of your loved one.
There are a variety of accidents that can lead to a wrongful death. The most common causes of wrongful death include the following:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Defective drugs or products
- Workplace accidents
- Drunk driving
- Maritime Accidents
- Offshore Accidents
- Criminal Attacks
- Airplane or Train Accidents
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Defective Products
- Construction Accidents
- Inadequate Security/Criminal Attacks
- Boating accidents
It is important to seek assistance in handling your Valrico wrongful death case immediately, as each state places certain restrictions on the time frame which an offending party can be held accountable. In Florida, wrongful death statute of limitations is two years from the date of death. To ensure your state's statute of limitations does not run out, contact a Valrico wrongful death Attorney at The Trial Professionals immediately for a free case evaluation.