Fort Lauderdale Wrongful Death Attorneys
Fighting for Families in South Florida
There is no amount of compensation that can atone for a loved one’s death to the negligent actions of another person. Wrongful death cases are meant to ease the financial burden that the family of the departed may experience during this difficult time. Filing a wrongful death lawsuit allows you to recover compensation to cover funeral expenses, medical expenses, and lost earning potential.
Like many personal injury cases, wrongful death claims can be complex. Put your case in the hands of the experienced Fort Lauderdale wrongful death lawyers at the Law Offices of John D. Ameen. We understand how to navigate the various components of wrongful death cases to maximize what you are owed. With over 50 years of combined experience, we are proud to provide legal guidance to families in South Florida when they need it most.
What is Considered Wrongful Death?
When a tragic death occurs, your family may be eligible for compensation due to negligence. A wrongful death is a claim that may be filed when an individual's negligence causes the death of another. Even though the deceased is no longer living, a wrongful death claim may still be filed.
While wrongful death claims can come from any type of accident, they most commonly are a results of a car accident, motorcycle accident, or medical malpractice. Our attorneys have experience with any type of wrongful death claim.
Why Recover Compensation for a Wrongful Death?
Florida Statute 768.19 dictates that when someone’s death is caused by the negligence, default, wrongful act, or breach of contract of another entity, the deceased’s estate can bring a civil lawsuit for the death and any related losses. This means that a personal representative represents the spouse, children, parents, and any blood relative or adopted sibling that is dependent on the deceased during this claim.
In total, compensation can be recovered for:
- Loss of support and services
- Loss of companionship and guidance
- Emotional pain and suffering
- Medical expenses
- Funeral expenses
- Lost wages and benefits
- Lost earning potential
Our law firm has firsthand experience with the ways that insurance companies will try to undercut families to avoid making a payment. We reject this when we fight for our clients. Our dedication and commitment to cases are backed by our extensive resources. If you would like to explore your options further, speak with a wrongful death lawyer in Fort Lauderdale today.
Wrongful Death Statute of Limitations in Florida
Every state has its own time limit for filing a wrongful death lawsuit. In the state of Florida, wrongful death cases must be filed within two years of the date of death. There are very few extenuating circumstances that would allow a claimant to file after this time period has expired. With this time line, it is important to act quickly!
Tireless Legal Guidance from the Law Offices of John D. Ameen, P.A.
Every wrongful death case is as unique as your loved one. We understand the complexities that go into these cases and how to secure the necessary evidence to maximize financial recovery. Our goal is to ensure that your family is cared for and the responsible party is held accountable. For tireless legal guidance, consult the Fort Lauderdale wrongful death attorneys at the Law Offices of John D. Ameen, P.A.
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