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Wrongful Death

Fort Lauderdale Wrongful Death Lawyer

Losing a loved one is by far the most difficult, confusing, and heartbreaking time of one’s life. This situation is even worse when the death is caused by someone’s negligent or reckless actions. Under Florida law, a representative of the deceased’s estate has a legal right to seek justice and pursue a wrongful death claim against the person responsible for the death.

If you find yourself in this unfortunate situation, Florida wrongful death lawyer Devon Workman will be by your side fighting for you to get justice. We understand that holding the at-fault party liable financially will not bring back your loved one, but may deter them from taking someone else’s life in the future.

Wrongful death cases can stem from any of the following acts:

Florida Law Regarding Wrongful Deaths

Florida has enacted Statute 768.19 which provides a legal right for the deceased’s estate to bring a civil cause of action for damages against the party who caused the deceased’s death. The statute also establishes who may bring a wrongful death claim in Florida. As such, the law requires there be a personal representative of the deceased’s estate to file a claim. Often, this representative is named in the will, but if not, a Florida court will appoint one.

Even though the personal representative must be the one who files the wrongful death claim, it is filed on behalf of the deceased’s surviving family members. This typically includes:

Moreover, there is a strict timeline in which a wrongful death claim must be filed. In Florida, the statute of limitations for wrongful death claims is two years. There are some situations where this time may be postponed, but it is essential to contact a personal injury lawyer in Florida to ensure that your claim does not expire.

South Florida Wrongful Death Attorney by Your Side

Wrongful death cases are often complex, which makes it extremely important to contact a Florida injury attorney as soon as possible to discuss your legal options. A wrongful death lawyer in Florida will establish each defendants’ liability and help you receive maximum compensation for your loss. At Workman Injury Law, we understand that money cannot replace your pain and suffering and loss of a loved one – but it can be a step in the right direction. Our goal is to help you get justice and make sure your recovery process goes as smoothly as possible. We will personally assist you in your wrongful death claim and aggressively pursue financial compensation for the following:

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At Workman Injury Law, we know how stressful and overwhelming an accident can be on your life. Our job is to fight for you to get the compensation you deserve and help you get back on your feet. We only represent injured individuals and we will be by your side every step of the way.

If you have been injured in an accident, call 954-361-3997 or fill out our online contact form to speak with Florida injury attorney Devon Workman at no cost.

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