No one ever expects to face the sudden loss of a spouse, child or parent. Tremendous emotional trauma and grief are rightfully the normal, common responses to the unexpected death of a loved one, and legal action may not be in the foreground of your thoughts.
However, there is a time limit that exists to file a claim, and families are often exposed to significant financial pressure when a major contributing family member passes away. The compensation from a wrongful death lawsuit can greatly help ease the pain and reduce the stress of the unexpected loss.
A wrongful death action involves filing a claim for damages resulting from the victim's death against a negligent person. Florida has established a wrongful death statutes that grant the "survivors" of a decedent to recover compensation. These "survivors" are illustrated under the statute as:
The wrongful death of a family member as the result of someone else's negligence or carelessness is a tragedy. Consulting a qualified wrongful death attorney is an important first step in protecting your rights and ensuring a fair recovery for your loss. At Sanchez & Brown, we understand how deeply fragile the loss of a family member is and are passionately dedicated to representing the survivors in their wrongful death action.
Please call us today for a free consultation to discuss your claim.