SERVING CLEARWATER, TAMPA, ST. PETERSBURG
WHITTEL & MELTON, LLC
Wrongful death can occur a number of different ways. Deaths associated with any type of negligence, including car accidents, slip and fall accidents, medical malpractice and motorcycle accidents are considered wrongful death accidents and under the laws of Florida, may allow the families of the decedent to financially recover.
Losing a loved one is devastating. But this pain, suffering and grief can be compounded when your loved one dies as a result of the negligence of another person. If you have a family member or loved one who has died as a result of another person’s actions, you may be eligible to receive financial compensation for your loss.
Who do you turn to?
The wrongful death attorneys at Whittel & Melton are here to help you through this difficult time. We will meet with you for a free consultation to review your case and discuss the legal representation we can provide.
Our Tampa Bay wrongful death attorneys have fought for compensation for clients in wrongful death cases that have included funeral and medical costs, lost income, pain and suffering sustained by the dead family member as well as the pain and suffering of the surviving family, loss of support, loss of companionship and consortium.
Under Florida law, when an injury that leads to a death is caused by the wrongful acts of another person or company, the negligent parties may be liable. But, in order for a claim to be made, there must be a surviving parent, child, spouse, family member or dependent, which is recognized by Florida law to bring a suit and there must be quantifiable damages in order to obtain financial compensation for the victim’s wrongful death.
Generally, when a person loses their life as a result of negligence, the victim’s family may be able to file a wrongful death action. But, it can be complicated. There are many aspects to a successful wrong death action in Florida, which is why it is important to have a seasoned wrongful death attorney, like our attorneys at Whittel & Melton, on your side to build your case.
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Time is of the essence
The statute of limitations for wrongful death action in Florida needs to be watched closely by family members, the estate attorney, the personal representative of the estate or anyone looking to see that insurance proceeds go to the appropriate parties. Generally in Florida, the time period in which a wrongful death lawsuit can be filed is two years from the date of death.
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