Tallahassee Wrongful Death Lawyers
What Is a Wrongful Death Suit?
Typically, wrongful death is defined as the death of an individual resulting from the negligence or criminal misconduct of another person. In a wrongful death case, the representative of the deceased person’s estate can bring a claim to recover any damages caused by the injury that resulted in their loved one’s death. With over 30 years in practice, our Tallahassee wrongful death attorneys will analyze your case and help you determine if you have legal ground to file a wrongful death claim.
There are many different situations that can result in wrongful death, such as:
- Car or motorcycle accidents
- Trucking accidents
- Medical negligence
- Nursing home abuse or neglect
- Criminal misconduct such as drunk driving or manslaughter
- Unsafe or defective products
The Statute of Limitations for Wrongful Death in Florida
In Florida, the period within which you must file a wrongful death claim is two years from the date of death. You are typically not permitted to file a wrongful death claim beyond this statute of limitations. However, as with many legal cases, there are exceptions to this rule, and therefore it is vital that you speak with our Tallahassee wrongful death experts, even if you think that you are outside the statute of limitations. Our wrongful death and personal injury lawyers in Tallahassee are prepared to consult with you on the specific details of your case.
If you have lost a loved one due to negligence, you may have legal ground to pursue a wrongful death claim. The professional and experienced lawyers at Brooks, LeBoeuf, Bennett, Foster & Gwartney, P.A. have the legal knowledge you need and are ready to provide you with high-quality representation. When you are dealing with the wrongful death of a loved one, you have too much at stake to hire anyone else.
Do you have questions about the death of a loved one? Call our Tallahassee wrongful death attorneys for a free initial case evaluation at (850) 426-4477.