Accidental and Wrongful Death
In accident cases, a wrongful death is an accidental death when someone's negligent conduct causes injury to another
person that leads to premature death. We thoroughly and caringly investigate and prepare wrongful death claims.
What we can do for you
Respectfully, we provide you the means and legal skill to hold the person or corporation responsible for the death of
your loved one. We provide the means to recover money damages for the benefit of the survivors.
Personal Representative owes the estate and survivors a fiduciary duty.
In a wrongful death suit our client is the personal representative of the deceased's estate.
Wrongful death actions are brought on behalf of the survivors, not to recover for injuries to the
deceased, but to recover for statutorily identified losses the survivors have suffered directly as
a result of the death. City of Pompano Beach v. T.H.E. Insurance Co., 709 So.2d 603, 605 (Fla. 4th DCA 1998)
(citing Martin v. United Sec. Services, Inc., 314 So.2d 765, 769 (Fla.1975)).
The personal representative who is named in a will or a responsible member of the family like mom or dad or a surviving adult child. If no one
in the family volunteers to be the personal representative or if no one is available to serve as PR the court
will appoint someone outside of the family to represent the estate and the survivors.
Brief time limit in Florida bars recovery
If you don't bring a legal claim within 2 years of from the date of your loved one's death you are barred
forever from recovering money damages for the negligence that caused this premature death. Your are barred from recovering
damages for the survivors and the estate of the loved one.
How long does it take
Once a law suit is filed the Florida Supreme Court estimates it should only take no longer than 18 months.