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Wrongful Death

Florida Wrongful Death Claims: What You Need To Know

Wrongful Death

Wrongful death claims are civil lawsuits that are legally filed and taken to court by the estate of a deceased person whose death was due to the negligence or wrongful actions of one or more others. Criminal cases may also be filed separately, and may be filed at the same time. In Florida, Florida statutes chapter 768 details much of the law regarding negligence and damages, while Florida statutes chapter 95 discusses the amount of time (known as the “statute of limitations”) that is legally allowed to file this type of lawsuit. Time is an important factor here. Generally speaking, wrongful death lawsuits in Florida must be filed within a...

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