Grief over the death of a loved one cannot be erased by monetary compensation, but that is not the intent of a wrongful death lawsuit. When a person dies due to the negligent or wrongful act of another, a wrongful death lawsuit can help the decedent's spouse, children and other family members recover compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Funeral expenses
- Lost financial support and services
- Mental anguish and emotional suffering
- Loss of companionship
At Staples, Ellis + Associates, P.A., in Pensacola, we bring a sensitive and caring approach to our clients in wrongful death lawsuits. We understand the emotional pain you are experiencing as a result of your loss. We take on the complexities of filing a lawsuit and protecting your interests while providing you ample time and space to grieve.
You will not have to pay upfront costs for filing a wrongful death lawsuit, and we only collect an attorney fee if we recover money for you through a settlement or judgment.
Who Can File A Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
Florida law states that a decedent's spouse, children and parents can file a wrongful death lawsuit, as well as a decedent's siblings if they were dependent upon him or her for financial support.
Wrongful death lawsuits result from a wide range of tragic occurrences, including motor vehicle accidents, workplace accidents, defective products, medical negligence and even criminal acts. Insurance companies defend these cases aggressively. In addition, a number of Florida statutes limit what can be recovered depending upon circumstances in the case. It is critical to work with knowledgeable and experienced personal injury lawyers like ours to maximize the amount you recover.
Attorney Thomas C. Staples is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multimillion Dollar Advocates Forum, which is limited to attorneys who have won million and multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements.
Contact Us Immediately About Filing A Wrongful Death Lawsuit
Under Florida's Wrongful Death Act, the statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit is two years from the time "when the last element constituting the cause of action occurs." However, it is wise to act immediately if you feel your loved one died as a result of the actions of another individual.
Call or use our online contact form to schedule a free consultation. We will review the facts of your case and recommend an effective course of action.