Key Parts of a Florida Wrongful Death Claim

A wrongful death lawsuit or claim should be filed if an individual acted negligently or maliciously resulting in your loved one’s life ending abruptly. The personal injury attorneys at Oldham & Smith will assist in this process if you live in Mt. Dora or other close Florida communities. Whether your loved one fell victim to a drunk driver, medical malpractice, or another negligent act, there are key parts of the incident that have to be present to be able to file a wrongful death claim. A few of these include:

  • Florida Statute of Limitations mandates that a wrongful death claim must be filed within two years after the death of your family member or loved one. There may be an exception in a few medical malpractice claims, but only a qualified lawyer can advise you if you can file past this two-year date.
  • In wrongful death claims, the Florida courts appoint a personal representative on behalf of the parties of the lawsuit or plaintiff. The personal representative can be a survivor.
  • Under the civil justice system of Florida, the defendants are punished by paying a monetary settlement or judgment to the plaintiff. The amount of compensation, also known as damages, it based upon a number of factors that can best be determined with the help of a wrongful death lawyer.

Florida Wrongful Death Lawyer

Oldham & Smith has helped many Mt. Dora citizens, as well as members of surrounding communities, work through the emotional and complex legalities of a wrongful death claim. Contact our attorneys today for a free consultation.


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