Filing a Tampa Bay wrongful death claim in Florida is difficult without the help of an experienced and dedicated attorney. The experienced lawyers at Morgenstern & Herd, PLLC, are compassionate and trustworthy, and will make sure that your family receives the compensation it deserves to get through this traumatic experience. Call our office today to schedule a free consultation.
Filing a Wrongful Death Claim in Florida | Statute of Limitations
When filing a wrongful death lawsuit, it is also important to make sure your claim is filed on time. The Statute of Limitations for wrongful death in the state of Florida sets a two-year deadline after the passing of the deceased for filing your claim. If your claim is not submitted within this time-frame, then you will lose your right to seek compensation in court. To help determine if you are eligible to file a wrongful death claim and to ensure it is processed before your statute of limitations expires, seek the counsel of an accomplished Tampa wrongful death attorney.
Filing a Wrongful Death Claim in Florida | Beneficiaries
The laws regarding wrongful death lawsuits vary from state to state. In Florida, a wrongful death lawsuit is filed by a personal representative on behalf of the decedent’s estate. This personal representative may be named in the deceased person’s will or can be appointed by the court. Although a wrongful death claim is filed by a single representative, all individuals who carry an interest in the case must be listed.
In accordance with the Florida Wrongful Death Act, the following are eligible for compensation in a wrongful death lawsuit:
- Immediate family members, such as spouses, children, and parents
- Any family members who were financially dependent on the decedent
- Domestic partners financially dependent on the decedent
In some cases, any individual who suffers financial losses may be eligible to receive compensation regardless of their relation to the deceased. Of course, this is all determined by the circumstances unique to each wrongful death claim.
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An experienced Tampa wrongful death attorney will provide both legal guidance and emotional consolation to ensure that you and your family receive the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation.