The loss of a loved one is an unimaginable tragedy, made even more devastating when it’s the result of someone else’s negligence. At J. Manuel Neyra, PA, we understand that no amount of compensation can replace your loss. However, we also know that financial security can ease the burden during this difficult time. With 24 years of legal experience, we’re here to guide you through the complexities of wrongful death claims in Florida.
What Constitutes a Wrongful Death?
In legal terms, a wrongful death occurs when a person’s death is caused by the wrongful act, negligence, or misconduct of another. This can include:
- Medical malpractice
- Automobile and trucking crashes
- Workplace accidents
- Criminal actions
The Importance of Timely Action
Statute of Limitations
Florida law stipulates a two-year statute of limitations for wrongful death claims. This means you have two years from the date of death to file a lawsuit.
Preservation of Evidence
The sooner you act, the easier it is to collect crucial evidence that can substantiate your claim.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?
In Florida, the personal representative of the deceased’s estate is responsible for filing the wrongful death claim. However, the claim is made on behalf of the deceased’s estate and any surviving family members.
Damages You Can Claim
The damages in a wrongful death claim can include:
- Medical and funeral expenses
- Loss of income and support
- Emotional suffering
Legal Steps to Take
Consult an Attorney
Navigating the legal landscape of wrongful death claims can be complex. Consult an experienced attorney to guide you through the process.
Investigation and Filing
Our team will conduct a thorough investigation to build a strong case. Once ready, we’ll file the necessary legal documents to initiate the claim.
Negotiation and Litigation
We’ll negotiate with the opposing parties to seek a fair settlement. If that’s not possible, we’re prepared to take the case to court.
Why Choose J. Manuel Neyra, PA?
We specialize in wrongful death cases, automobile and trucking crashes, and serve both the Tampa Bay Hispanic market and statewide. Our bilingual services ensure that language is not a barrier in your pursuit of justice.
The path to justice in a wrongful death claim is fraught with legal complexities. At J. Manuel Neyra, PA, we’re committed to standing by your side every step of the way. Contact us today at 813-442-8744 or via email at email@example.com for a consultation.