Orlando Wrongful Death Attorney
What You Need to Prove to Win a Wrongful Death Claim
The tragic and unexpected death of a loved one, due to someone’s negligence, often leads to feelings of guilt, loneliness, despair and uncertainty. These overwhelming emotions may be further complicated by a corresponding loss of financial support, household services, and guidance. Florida law recognizes the extraordinary impact of such a loss and provides a legal remedy for the family members of the deceased.
We seek to create, develop and maintain close professional relationships with each client. The attorneys and support staff are responsive to our clients’ emotions, questions and concerns. We focus on honestly and aggressively protecting the interests of injured people and their families. We will diligently seek justice on your behalf and attempt to recover all reasonable compensation permitted by law.
Grounds for a Wrongful Death Claim
Winning a wrongful death claim requires proving that a person's death was caused by another party, either through negligence in an accident or through intentional harm. To build a successful wrongful death claim, you must be able to prove three elements: the existence of a duty of care due to the deceased, breach of this duty by the other party, and causation (because of the other party's negligence or intentional act, it leads to the death).
Additionally, you will have to provide evidence supporting your claim, such as medical records or eyewitness testimony. A lawyer experienced in wrongful death claims can help guide you through this process and navigate the complexities of proving your case so that you can recover compensation for your loved one's passing.
Florida’s Wrongful Death Statute of Limitations
When someone passes away due to the negligence or wrongdoing of another person in the state of Florida, their family has just two years to recover monetary damages by filing a wrongful death suit. This aptly-named “statute of limitations” allows a grieving family some time to collect evidence, discuss their options with an attorney, and bring their case forward – but isn't necessarily much else than that.
All too often, families are unaware of this important detail and find themselves unable to take action when it is already too late. If you have recently experienced the loss of a loved one whom you believe died at the hands of another’s misconduct or negligence, it is important to act swiftly and seek legal representation from an experienced practitioner in Florida wrongful death law within this two-year window.
With Michael Barszcz, M.D., J.D., you can feel confident going through the process. Our Orlando wrongful death attorneys look to help you understand your rights while pursuing justice on your behalf. Trust that we’ve got your back.
Call us at (407) 305-6088 today and learn how we can help you!
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