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Wrongful Death
Wrongful Death

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:

  • Tithe decedent's spouse
  • The decedent's children born of a marriage
  • The decedent's parents
  • Any blood relatives partly or wholly dependent on the decedent for support or services
  • Any adoptive brothers and sisters partly or wholly dependent on the decedent for support or services

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.