One of the most upsetting things a person can endure is the wrongful death of a loved one. If someone is at fault for another person’s death, they must be held responsible. If you are seeking financial compensation, here are some of the questions you may have regarding your legal options going forward:
What is a wrongful death, in legal terms?
When a loved one dies too soon, families are left picking up the pieces, both emotionally and financially. Whether an automobile accident, a construction accident, medical malpractice, or another scenario is the cause, it is never fair to a family when their loved one’s life is cut short. That being said, for a death to be considered “wrongful” in legal terms, it must meet the following qualifications:
- The death was caused by another party’s negligence
- If the injured party had lived, the action against them would be considered illegal
- The deceased individual left behind a family who suffered a significant financial loss due to their loved one’s death
- The grieving party is, therefore, entitled to compensation
How do I recover compensation following the wrongful death of a loved one?
When a loved one suddenly and unfairly dies, families very often struggle to cope with the financial loss. Though a missing paycheck does not compare to the missing presence of your loved one, it certainly does not make things any easier. This is why many people seek financial compensation to help cover funeral costs, medical bills, lost wages and benefits, health care expenses, lost inheritances, support and services, and more.
To prove your loved one died due to another party’s negligence, an attorney can help you obtain security camera footage of the accident, medical documentation detailing the injuries your loved one sustained, witness statements, police reports, pictures of the safety hazard that caused your loved one’s accident, and more. Hire an attorney who will drastically increase your chance of recovering financial compensation to help you move on.
What is the statute of limitations in Florida?
The statute of limitations for wrongful death in Florida is two years. This means you have two years from the date of your loved one’s death to file a personal injury claim. Do not wait any longer. The sooner you get the ball rolling, the better. An experienced attorney can help you recover the compensation you need to cope with the death of a loved one.
Contact our experienced Florida firm
Cressman Law Firm, P.A. is committed to collecting compensation for personal injury victims in Winter Garden and the surrounding areas. If you have suffered an injury at the hands of a negligent party, we are here to ensure you get the compensation you deserve. Please do not hesitate to contact our experienced firm today.