Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult experiences in life, and it can be even more devastating if it is due to someone else’s negligence.
At Shapiro | Delgado, our Bradenton wrongful death lawyers understand the pain you’re going through. Our compassionate and experienced team is committed to getting justice for all our clients, seeking maximum compensation in all of our wrongful death cases.
We’re here to provide you with the trustworthy and helpful legal representation you need during this challenging time. Contact our office today for a free, no-obligation wrongful death case review.
The Florida statutes make it clear how wrongful death is defined. What makes a death classified as wrongful under Fla. Stat. § 768.19 is when a third party causes said death via any of the following:
If any of the above elements are present in the circumstances surrounding your cherished loved one’s wrongful death, you may have a case in a Florida court of law.
Florida has a unique set of laws regarding wrongful death cases. Unlike other states, only the executor or personal representative of a deceased individual’s estate is eligible to bring a wrongful death case in a court of law.
This means that it’s important to have an experienced attorney like Shapiro | Delgado who can navigate your case’s legal complexities to ensure that the rights of family members are protected.
The statute of limitations for wrongful death in Florida is two years, starting from the date the victim passed.
Two years may seem like a good amount of time, but the more time elapses, the more evidence and eyewitness testimonies may deteriorate. Documentation will be more difficult to collect, and expenses will start stacking up.
Don’t wait. Get a trusted legal partner like Shapiro | Delgado on your side as soon as possible.
Compensatory damages, broken down into economic and non-economic damages, are the real-world impacts of wrongful death. Florida statute defines these as lost wages, medical and funeral expenses, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.
Unlike economic and non-economic damages, awarded to compensate the injured party for their losses, punitive damages are not intended to compensate the injured party but rather to punish the defendant for their particularly egregious behavior.
At Shapiro | Delgado, our Bradenton wrongful death lawyers have a proven track record of success. We have handled numerous wrongful death cases and have achieved significant settlements and verdicts for our clients.
Some of our most successful cases include a $2,000,000 wrongful death settlement, a $2,000,000 wrongful death settlement from drag racing, and a $1,687,687 wrongful death verdict. These results are a testament to our dedication to achieving justice for our clients and holding the responsible parties accountable for their actions.
If you’ve lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, contact Shapiro | Delgado today for a free case review. Our Bradenton wrongful death lawyers will provide the guidance you need to move forward. You don’t have to go through this alone. Let us fight for you and your family.