Compassionate Florida Wrongful Death Lawyer

Please note, clients with these cases will be referred to another attorney.

While no sum of money can make up for a wrongful death, our team at American Dream Law Office, PLLC, can help you pursue compensation and justice and, hopefully, gain some closure. Call 888-963-7326 to schedule your strategy session with an experienced Florida wrongful death lawyer.

What Qualifies as Wrongful Death?

Dealing with the sudden loss of a loved one is never easy, but it can be especially harrowing when their death was due to the negligent or intentional act of another.

In legal terms, a death is “wrongful” when it is unexpected, preventable, and due to the negligence, carelessness, recklessness, or intentional act of another person or entity. These are civil law claims, as opposed to murder or manslaughter claims, which are criminal matters.

Common Wrongful Death Accidents

A wrongful death can take place in a variety of circumstances. Common incidents that often give rise to wrongful death actions include:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Defective, dangerous, or mislabeled products
  • Unsafe conditions on a property
  • Workplace accidents
  • Animal attacks
  • Intentional criminal acts

Who Can Seek Compensation for Wrongful Death?

Florida law allows the immediate family of a wrongful death victim to take legal action against the at-fault parties. Eligible family members include the victim’s:

  • Spouse
  • Children, including adopted children and stepchildren
  • Parents
  • Other dependent relatives

What Damages Are Available in a Wrongful Death Case?

If your loved one died in a wrongful death accident, you may be able to seek the following damages:

  • Medical and funeral expenses
  • Past and future lost earnings
  • Pain and suffering (your and your loved one’s)
  • Loss of your loved one’s care, companionship, and services

An experienced wrongful death lawyer from our team can review your case and advise what types of compensation you may be eligible for and how much.                                                                

What Is the Deadline To File a Wrongful Death Action in Florida?

The wrongful death statute of limitations in our state is two years from the death of your loved one. Note that this is different from the statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits, which is typically four years from the date of the injury.

However, just because you technically have two years to file a claim doesn’t mean you should wait that long. If you delay taking legal action, crucial evidence may be lost or destroyed, memories can fade, and witnesses may move out of state.

To protect your and your family’s interests and maximize your chances of success, you should contact a wrongful death attorney as soon as possible. Our experienced and compassionate attorneys can assist you with all aspects of your wrongful death claim. Let us take care of the legal formalities and help you reclaim your financial stability and peace of mind while you and your family grieve.

Speak to a Compassionate Wrongful Death Attorney Today

At American Dream Law Office, PLLC, we understand that you are going through a difficult time. You shouldn’t navigate the legal system alone.

Call us at 888-963-7326 today to schedule your strategy session with a Florida wrongful death lawyer.

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