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Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

The sudden death or loss of a relative can be extremely traumatizing and heartbreaking for surviving family members and loved ones. Sadly, fatal accidents can happen at any moment. When the negligence or wrongful act of one person causes the death of another, it is not without consequences. The responsible person can be held liable for the actions, or lack thereof, that led to the deceased’s passing. If you have lost someone you love due to an accident or injury, you may have the right to pursue compensation in a wrongful death lawsuit on your loved one’s behalf. However, these rights are limited to certain close relatives and beneficiaries.

In the state of Florida, the following surviving family members are eligible for file a wrongful death claim:

  • Spouses
  • Children, including those born outside of wedlock for the established mother or father
  • Parents
  • Dependents, including siblings, grandparents, or other blood relatives

Tragically, wrongful death can occur due to any number of situations or settings, including car or truck accidents, workplace hazards, medical malpractice, defective products, dangerous property conditions, and more. It is crucial for surviving family members and relatives to file the lawsuit within the statute of limitations to ensure their rights are not lost.

Compassionate Legal Advocates Fighting for the Injured & Their Families

Have you unexpectedly lost a loved one due to the negligence or misconduct of another? Allow our tenacious and understanding team at Politis & Matovina, P.A. to fight for the compensation you are more than entitled to. We are endlessly devoted to resolving the needs of grieving families. While we know no amount of money can ever compensate for the sudden death of a loved one, our experienced and driven team wants to help ease the financial burdens associated with this loss. Our firm is committed to delivering the closure and compensation you deserve.

Speak to a trusted representative of our team by calling (386) 333-6613 today.

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