Miami Wrongful Death Attorney
Compassionately Recovering Compensation for Your Loss
If you have lost a loved one due to someone else’s actions or negligence, you and the other surviving family members are faced with emotional trauma and financial stress. At Julian Rudolph Law, our team advocates for grieving families as they seek to hold the responsible party accountable for their loss. Our Miami wrongful death lawyers offers effective legal services in English and Spanish to meet the needs of families throughout South Florida.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in the State of Florida?
According to the Florida Statutes section 768.20 the person eligible to file a wrongful death claim is personal representative of the deceased’s estate. If a personal representative of the estate has not been appointed, the court can do so. All wrongful death claims are filed on behalf of the spouse, children, or parents of the deceased, regardless if the personal representative of the estate is a relative of the deceased.
A claim may also be filed on behalf of other blood relatives or adoptive siblings if they were partly or wholly dependent on the deceased. Don’t hesitate to speak to an attorney as soon as possible if you are interested in filing a claim. The statute of limitations to file a wrongful death claim in Florida is four years. This means you have four years from the date of your loved one’s passing to file a claim or you may lose your right to do so.
Wrongful Death Claims in Florida
After losing a loved one to someone else’s negligence, you have the right to seek compensation by filing a wrongful death lawsuit. Pursuing compensation provides grieving family members with a sense of justice and helps to relieve their financial burden, allowing them to heal and move forward.
We represent families in wrongful death claims arising from:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Work-related accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Birth injuries
- Defective products
- Other serious accidents
The amount of compensation you receive in a wrongful death claim can vary and depends on the details of the case. For example, if the victim was responsible for financially supporting the family, surviving loved ones may receive more compensation. Wrongful death compensation can cover medical bills before the person’s death, funeral expenses, loss of income, pain and suffering, and emotional trauma.
Discuss Your Case with Our Attorneys
No two cases are alike, and the law gives the right to file a wrongful death suit to certain relatives. For this reason, it is important to seek advice that is specific to your case. Our Miami wrongful death attorneys offer free initial consultations so that you can learn about your legal rights and discuss your options. We do not charge any fees for our legal services until we recover compensation for your family.
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