There are no words to adequately describe the pain of losing a spouse, child or other loved one. In the aftermath of grief and loss, family members may not be aware that their loved one’s death was the result of negligence on the part of another person or entity. The death may have occurred due to a vehicle accident, an accident in the work place, a faulty or dangerous product, or someone’s carelessness.
Surviving family members have the legal right to sue in the event of wrongful death caused by reckless, wrongful, negligent or careless acts. While a financial settlement can never restore someone you love, it is possible to see justice served, and in some cases, help prevent a tragedy from occurring again. A recovery can also ease financial difficulty for the surviving spouse and children and help cover the cost of medical bills, funeral expenses, and lost income. In Florida, the statute of limitations on filing a wrongful death lawsuit is two years.
Have you lost a loved as a result of someone else’s negligence? It is important that you contact legal counsel as soon as possible. The preservation of evidence needed to prove your claim is of utmost importance and may be lost or destroyed if not preserved immediately. Contact our office today to schedule your free initial consultation.