Losing a loved one is a catastrophic event that a person never really gets over. It is especially difficult when the death could have been prevented. There are many reasons loved ones may be able to file a Wrongful Death Lawsuit Davie FL. Although legal representation is not required, most individuals find it helpful to hire a lawyer before they attempt to pursue their lawsuit alone.
Florida has a statute of limitations of two years from the date of the death. A lawsuit must be filed before this date or it will not be able to be pursued. While many wrongful death claims are settled outside of court, this is not always possible. Having a lawyer ensures the victim’s loved ones have an advocate working on their side, whether the wrongful death case is settled with the insurance company or in court.
The most common types of wrongful death include:
* Automobile accidents
* Medical malpractice
* Product liability
* Work-related accidents
* Criminal acts
Anytime a death occurs because of someone’s direct actions or neglect, a wrongful death lawsuit may be able to be filed. It is imperative a victim’s family acts quickly and gets a lawyer involved as soon as possible so substantial evidence can be gathered for the pursuit. A lawyer will perform a thorough investigation of what caused the death and determine how it could have been prevented.
Family members can receive compensation for medical bills, funeral costs, loss of income, and loss of companionship. A lawyer can help a person determine their case value so they can properly pursue the insurance company or the one who caused the death directly. A lawyer becomes an advocate for the grieving loved ones so they can find closure and the justice they deserve.
If your family member died because of another and you want to pursue a Wrongful Death Lawsuit Davie FL, a lawyer can help. Contact the Law Offices of McCullough & Leboff P.A. They will meet with you and go over your case to help you determine the right legal recourse to pursue. With the help of a lawyer, your family can receive fair compensation for the death of a loved one.