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Committed And Caring Representation For Loved Ones After A Wrongful Death

In a matter of moments, the reckless or negligent actions of another person can cause a loved one to pass away in an avoidable accident. These losses are often sudden and tragic, and while no amount of money can replace the loss of a spouse, child or parent, it can provide the decedent’s loved ones with the resources and closure they need to move forward.

When you come to Piccin & Glynn, you will be met by our team of Florida attorneys who will provide you with the respect and compassion you deserve as they help you seek justice for your loss. They have more than 70 combined years of experience helping clients through their injury and wrongful death claims, and, in that time, they have secured verdicts and settlements worth millions of dollars. Our lawyers are here to help you through this difficult time in your life.

You Are Not Alone In This

In Florida, only close relatives of the decedent can file a wrongful death claim, including parents, children, spouses, siblings and dependent blood relatives. In these claims, our attorneys’ goal is providing our clients comprehensive representation to minimize their obligations while maximizing the compensation they receive to include all the relevant economic and noneconomic costs of their losses, including:

  • Lost future financial contributions by the decedent
  • Medical, funeral and burial expenses
  • Loss of companionship
  • Loss of support and services
  • Pain and suffering

Our lawyers understand that some of our clients are hesitant to file these claims for fear of reliving their losses. However, our attorneys want them to understand that they do everything they can to minimize our clients’ involvement in their claims. This allows our clients to focus on grieving and healing while our team fights to provide them with the compensation they need to take the next steps forward after their losses.

Wrongful Death FAQs

Below are common questions we hear on wrongful death in Florida. Contact our wrongful death attorneys at Piccin & Glynn for answers to your unique situation.

What qualifies as a wrongful death in Florida?

Wrongful death in Florida occurs when a person’s death is caused by the negligence, recklessness, or intentional act of another party. This can include car accidents, medical malpractice, defective products, or premises liability incidents.

Who can file a wrongful death claim in Florida?

In Florida, the personal representative of the deceased person’s estate typically files a wrongful death claim. This representative is usually named in the deceased’s will or appointed by the court if there is no will. Family members such as spouses, children, and parents may be eligible to receive compensation from the claim.

What damages can be recovered in a wrongful death claim?

Damages that can be recovered in a Florida wrongful death claim may include medical expenses, funeral and burial costs, loss of future earnings, loss of companionship, and pain and suffering experienced by the survivors.

What is the statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death claim in Florida?

In Florida, the statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death claim is typically two years from the date of the deceased person’s death. It’s crucial to consult with an attorney as soon as possible to ensure you meet all deadlines.

How long does it take to resolve a wrongful death claim in Florida?

The timeline for resolving a wrongful death claim in Florida can vary depending on the complexity of the case, the willingness of the parties to negotiate, and whether the case goes to trial. Some cases may be resolved in a matter of months, while others may take several years.

What evidence is needed to prove a wrongful death claim in Florida?

Evidence needed to prove a wrongful death claim in Florida may include police reports, witness statements, medical records, expert testimony, and documentation of the deceased person’s income and expenses. An experienced attorney can help gather and present this evidence effectively.

Can I still file a wrongful death claim if the deceased was partially at fault for the accident in Florida?

Yes, Florida operates under a comparative negligence system, which means that even if the deceased was partially at fault for the accident, you may still be able to recover damages. However, the amount of compensation you receive may be reduced based on the deceased’s percentage of fault.

Do I need to go to court for a wrongful death claim in Florida?

Not necessarily. Many wrongful death claims in Florida are settled out of court through negotiations between the parties involved. However, if a fair settlement cannot be reached, the case may proceed to trial, and your attorney will represent you in court.

How much does it cost to hire a wrongful death attorney?

Many wrongful death attorneys in Florida work on a contingency fee basis, meaning they only get paid if you receive compensation for your claim. Typically, the attorney’s fee is a percentage of the settlement or verdict obtained.

Why should I hire a wrongful death attorney for my claim?

Hiring a wrongful death attorney in Florida is essential for navigating the complex legal process, maximizing your compensation, and ensuring your rights are protected. An experienced attorney can handle all aspects of your case, allowing you to focus on grieving and healing.

Our Team Is Here For You

When our lawyers represent a client, they take the time to work closely with them, answer their questions and explain the details of their claim. Our attorneys also keep them informed on what they are doing for them so that the client feels connected to them as our team defends their best interests. If you are ready to meet with a lawyer who can provide you with this level of representation, contact our Ocala office at 352-558-8480 or email us here for your free initial consultation today.