You can rely on the compassion and hard work of our South Florida wrongful death attorneys while we prepare to gather the appropriate evidence and witness testimony necessary to help you obtain a successful case outcome. Call us at (305) 239-4878 for a free consultation and see if our law firm is right for you.
The South Florida wrongful death attorneys at Josh Jones Law, P.A. are committed to protecting the rights of family members who have lost a loved one because of another person’s reckless behavior or due to a company that put profit ahead of safety.
There is no denying the truth – wrongful death is a sensitive topic. Not everyone believes it is okay for someone to receive money for the death of a family member. There is no amount of money that could replace the loss of a child or other family members. Wrongful death lawsuits in Florida are not about seeking revenge. They are about holding a careless person or company responsible so that others in the future do not suffer the same fate as a wrongful death victim.
Losing someone you love is never easy. The grief of losing a loved one is even more traumatic when they are killed because of a distracted driver, defective product, unsafe property, or workplace safety violation. Should acts of carelessness go unpunished only to happen again and again? Wouldn’t a family that loses a loved one due to another’s reckless behavior benefit from money to help pay for a child’s college education, wedding, or home some day?
This process is complicated, but an attorney can help. Even if you’re not sure if it’s something you want to go through with, knowing how a wrongful death claim could help you and your family is information worth seeking.
A wrongful death lawsuit in Florida can only be brought by following the statute very carefully. This type of lawsuit is intended to help certain “survivors.” No one has a “natural right” to file a wrongful death claim. In Florida, survivors who can receive money from the lawsuit include a victim’s spouse, children, and parents. Blood or adoptive siblings who depended upon the deceased for support or services may also be able to bring a claim.
Family members of a person killed because of a wrongful act or the failure to perform a certain act have legal rights that can be protected by South Florida wrongful death attorneys. The last thing on a grieving family member’s mind could be filing a lawsuit. But time plays a role here. In Florida, a wrongful death claim must be filed within two years after the injury causing the death is discovered or reasonably should have been discovered.