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Overview of Florida Wrongful Death Laws

Overview of Florida Wrongful Death Laws

The loss of a loved one due to the negligence or misconduct of another is an extremely painful ordeal to endure. Though Florida laws are subject to change, there are certain laws put in place to protect the families of victims if such accident occurs. If someone else is responsible for your loved one’s death, it is essential you enlist in the help of a Miami wrongful death lawyer you can trust, such as ours at Mitchell & West LLC.

The Florida Wrongful Death Act allows victims’ families to file a wrongful death lawsuit against who or what they believe is responsible for the death of their loved one. The statute of limitations for filing such a lawsuit is 4 years, and the personal representatives for the deceased individual’s estate may seek compensation. Examples include children, spouses, parents of the deceased, and more.  

The person responsible for your loved one’s death, if ordered to, must pay damages for both the survivors as well as the estate. These damages can be paid back so that those entitled can obtain compensation for their pain and suffering, medical bills, loss of work and wages, loss of companionship, loss of parental companionship, instruction and guidance, loss of earnings, funeral expenses, and more.

Contact Our Miami Wrongful Death Attorneys Today

Nothing is quite as devastating as losing your loved one in an unexpected or preventable manner, as these tragedies can be enormous emotional and financial stresses on all involved. If you have lost a loved one in this manner, our Miami wrongful death lawyers of Mitchell & West LLC will work tirelessly to advocate on your behalf. We want to be your source support and guidance during this emotionally painful time.

Interested in speaking to a member of our firm? Contact us at your earliest convenience by calling (305) 783-3301.

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