A Florida wrongful death claim is brought by family members of a deceased individual who was killed as the result of another person’s negligent, reckless or intentional act. Our lawyers can pursue a Florida claim, depending on the facts, on behalf of the spouse, parents, children, brothers and sisters, grandparents, and grandchildren of the deceased. The attorneys at Hannon Legal Group handle wrongful death cases all over the state of Florida.
Wrongful death claims typically arise from:
- Medical malpractice
- Negligent Security
- Car Accidents
- Boat accidents
- Unsafe Premises
- Defective Products
- Nursing home abuse
Wrongful Death Claims: A History
Wrongful death as a legal idea has its origins in British common law, specifically Lord Campbell’s Act, passed by Parliament in 1846. In the United States, each state has its own statute. Florida’s wrongful death statute reads as such:
When the death of a person is caused by the 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.
How We Can Help
At Hannon Legal Group, we understand that no amount of money can compensate for the loss of a loved one. However, the law provides for compensation in these tragic cases. It is important to know that the law does limit the time within which you must file your wrongful death lawsuit. If a claim is not timely filed, your legal rights will be permanently lost.
If a loved one has been killed as the result of the negligent, careless, reckless or intentional conduct of another person, a corporation or other entity, contact us today to for a free consultation about your case.