Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Florida?
At the Law Offices of Keith Bregoff, P.A., our Vero Beach personal injury attorney understands just how difficult it is to lose a loved one to negligence. For more than 25 years, we have represented family members whose loved ones were killed in auto collisions and pedestrian accidents caused by drunk, speeding, or distracted drivers.
Our Florida wrongful death attorney is dedicated to preserving the rights of our fellow residents and pursuing the financial recovery they will need to move forward with their lives, without the love, care, and financial support their loved ones previously provided.
What is Considered Wrongful Death in Florida?
Our Florida statute defines wrongful death as the loss of life occurring due to the legal fault of another party.
That fault may include negligence — including car accidents caused by speeding, reckless, or distracted driving — medical malpractice, defective products, or an intentional act.
Which Family Members Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Florida?
The personal representative of the deceased person’s estate, often called the executor, will act on behalf of the family when filing a claim for damages.
How Long Do I Have to File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Florida?
Wrongful death claims must be filed within two years from the date of the person’s death unless the cause of death was the result of manslaughter or murder, which has no statute of limitations in Florida.
Keep in mind, wrongful death claims are fully separate from criminal charges. So, even if the accused has not been arrested, charged, or convicted of killing your loved one, we may still pursue him or her for financial damages at any time.
Contact Our Skilled Florida Wrongful Death Attorney for a Free Consultation Today
If you have lost a loved one to negligence, medical malpractice, defective products, or an intentional act, you do not have to pursue a wrongful death claim on your own. Contact our experienced Indian River County wrongful death lawyer at the Law Offices of Keith Bregoff today by calling (772) 228-4620 to schedule a free consultation.
With nearly three decades of experience, we know what it takes to pursue the person, party, or entity that caused your loved one’s death, which allows us to do the work while you take the time you need to fully grieve. Call us now to learn more about your legal rights and options to seek justice for your loss.