Hollywood Wrongful Death Attorney Serving Aventura, Weston, Davie, Sunny Isles Beach & North Miami Beach

Losing a loved one in an accident is shocking. Not only are you faced with coping with the emotional loss that you are experiencing, but also with economic losses, too. For those that do not know where to turn, consulting with a Hollywood wrongful death attorney about the possibility of filing a civil suit to recover damages is highly advised.

What Is a Wrongful Death Suit? 

A wrongful death action is a type of civil suit that is brought forth by the legal representative of the deceased when another’s wrongful or negligent actions lead to a death. A person is legally allowed to file a wrongful death lawsuit when death would not have occurred but for the “wrongful act, negligence, default, or breach of contract” of the person against whom the suit is filed. In a wrongful death action, the plaintiff must prove that the death would not have occurred but for the above actions of the defendant.

A wrongful death action can yield damages for:

  • Medical expenses;
  • Funeral and burial expenses;
  • The deceased’s lost wages and benefits;
  • Loss of companionship, guidance, and protection; and
  • Mental and emotional pain and suffering.

A wrongful death lawsuit can be filed against any negligent party, including a manufacturer, company, property owner, driver, or any other individual or entity who is responsible for the death of another. 

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Action in Florida?

Not everyone has the right to file a wrongful death action when a loved one dies; rather, the only person who is legally allowed to bring forth a wrongful death action is the personal representative of the deceased. That being said, benefits in a wrongful death action can be reclaimed on the behalf of the deceased person’s children, spouse, parents, or any other person who is a blood relative and is financially dependent on the deceased. 

Statute of Limitations in Wrongful Death Actions

All actions for wrongful death filed in Florida must be filed no more than two years’ time from the date that the death occurred. This law is found in 2015 Florida Statutes Section 95.11(d). If the personal representative of the deceased waits longer than the two-year time period, the claim may not be allowed.

Our Wrongful Death Lawyers Can Help You

Losing a loved one to an unexpected and preventable accident is tragic. At the Law Offices of Alex T. Barak, P.A., we understand what you are going through and offer you our condolences.

There is nothing that can be done to remedy a wrong such as a preventable death. But, we can help your family to recover the compensation that you need to continue paying for your housing, food, basic living expenses, medical bills, and more. We are passionate about helping those who are in need after losing a husband, wife, father, mother, or child.

To learn more about how we can help you, please contact our experienced Hollywood wrongful death attorney now for a free case consultation today. We are reachable now at 954-961-6200.

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