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Will it cost me any money to bring a Florida wrongful death case?

In most wrongful death cases, the attorney that you retain will take the case on a contingency, which is regarding his fee, and the other benefit of retaining attorney is that most lawyers will advance whatever cost that you have in bringing a wrongful death case, that the lawyer will pay this cost in advance, […]

When is a death considered wrongful in Florida?

A death is considered wrongful in Florida if it’s caused by the negligent act of another. For example, if someone causes an accident and that kills someone and they were negligent, then that would be a wrongful death. If a doctor commits malpractice in a surgery and that causes death, that would be considered a […]

What sort of situations might merit a Florida wrongful death lawsuit?

The Florida Wrongful Death Act is based on negligent acts. So any negligent act that causes death can trigger the wrongful death statute coming into play. Typically, it’s someone who is killed as a result of a car accident or someone dies from the negligent act of a doctor committing malpractice, that would also trigger […]

What is the statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death claim?

The statute of limitations for wrongful death in Florida is two years. Whether the negligence is caused by a car accident or a medical malpractice, a wrongful death lawsuit always must be brought within two years of the death or the negligent act.

What is a Florida wrongful death claim?

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