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Clermont Wrongful Death Attorneys

The personal injury attorneys at Scoma Law Firm in Clermont help people who have lost a loved one because of the negligence or misconduct of another recover compensation to help them deal with the financial losses and hurt that come when a beloved family member is taken from them. Of course, money cannot make up for such a loss, but these tragedies take a real financial and emotional toll, and the Florida legal system recognizes the justice in holding those responsible accountable for their actions, and in making sure that victims are not required to bear the financial burden of their loss without help. Contact our Clermont wrongful death attorneys today for more information and immediate assistance.

Florida Wrongful Death Law

In Florida, a lawsuit for wrongful death can be brought by the estate of the deceased. This means that the person named in the will to represent the estate, or a person appointed by the court, will initiate the lawsuit, although surviving family members will also be included as parties. Florida law allows most close relatives to be included in a wrongful death lawsuit, including:

  • Spouse
  • Children
  • Parents
  • Siblings
  • Other blood relatives who were dependent on the deceased for support

Damages which are recoverable in a Florida wrongful death lawsuit include all of the following:

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Medical bills
  • Loss of income/earnings
  • Loss of business income
  • Loss of a spouse’s companionship
  • Loss of a parent’s protection and guidance
  • Loss of household support and services
  • Pain and suffering

Florida wrongful death law also includes a fairly liberal statute of limitations period, giving people up to two years from the date of the death to file a lawsuit. However, it is important to contact an attorney much sooner than that to protect your rights and get a good result. As the plaintiff in a wrongful death lawsuit, it is still your responsibility to prove that the other party was negligent and caused the death through that negligence, and also to prove all of your damages. The defendants and their insurance companies can fight this claim and use any available defenses, including claiming that the deceased was actually the one who was negligent. Contacting a wrongful death attorney early on will help preserve evidence, build a strong case and reach a settlement or verdict as quickly as possible

Get Experienced Legal Help with a Florida Wrongful Death Claim

Wrongful death cases can often be challenging, especially when the only living witness to the crash or accident is the defendant. Be sure and hire an attorney who is experienced in personal injury and wrongful death claims and knows how to prepare and present a persuasive case that proves the defendant’s negligence and responsibility to you. Contact Scoma Law Firm for a free consultation on your claim, our experienced Clermont wrongful death attorneys can help.

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