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Our personal injury lawyers are a compassionate, yet aggressive team of wrongful death attorneys representing clients in Pasco and Hernando County, Florida. If you are a qualified person who has suffered losses from the death of a loved one due to negligence, you may be entitled to file a wrongful death claim or civil lawsuit.
When the death of a person is caused by a wrongful act, negligence, default, or breach of contract or warranty of any person, including those occurring on navigable waters, and the event would have entitled the person injured to maintain an action and recover damages if death had not ensued, the person or watercraft that would have been liable in damages if death had not ensued shall be liable for damages as specified in this act notwithstanding the death of the person injured, although death was caused under circumstances constituting a felony.
Typically, wrongful death claims are filed by family members of the deceased person who has passed away due to the negligence of another. The following lists the qualifying relationships to the deceased.
Typically in Florida, a wrongful death lawsuit must be filed within two years of the date of death. Florida Statutes section 95.11(4)(d) provides additional information about the time limits. There are some circumstances that will allow the deadline to be “tolled,” or postponed, however, you must consult with a Pasco County, Florida wrongful death attorney to determine if your case would qualify.
There are exceptions to both the qualifying relatives and also the time limits in wrongful death lawsuits. Thus, it’s important to consult with a wrongful death attorney as soon as possible. We will help you to determine if you are eligible to recover damages in a wrongful death claim. We understand what a difficult and confusing time this can be so please do not hesitate to call us or simply contact us online if you have questions or need assistance.