Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult experiences a person can endure. When that loss is due to another person’s negligence or wrongful actions, the pain and grief can be even more intense. In these situations, you need an attorney to hold the at-fault party accountable.
If you have lost a loved one due to another person’s actions, the Venice wrongful death attorneys at Shapiro | Delgado | Hofmann can help you seek justice. Our lawyers have over 60 years of combined legal experience; we will leverage our skills, expertise, and knowledge to fight for the compensation that your family deserves.
A wrongful death occurs when a person dies because of another person’s negligence, malpractice, or intentional actions. Some common causes of wrongful death include:
If you are unsure whether your loved one’s death qualifies for a lawsuit, contact the Venice wrongful death attorneys at Shapiro | Delgado | Hofmann. Our firm will carefully evaluate your case and explain your family’s legal options.
Under Florida law, certain rules and requirements must be met in order to file a wrongful death lawsuit. First, you must file the claim by the appropriate statute of limitations. Most wrongful death claims must be filed within two years of the date of the deceased’s death.
The next step is determining who is eligible to bring the lawsuit on behalf of the deceased person. Florida law requires that the personal representative of the deceased’s estate file the claim. This individual is typically named in the deceased’s will; if he or she did not leave a will behind, the court could appoint a personal representative.
Wrongful death claims can be challenging to handle alone, especially while you are mourning the loss of a loved one. An attorney from Shapiro | Delgado | Hofmann can help you navigate the complex legal process and provide your family with valuable support and advice during litigation.
Your Venice wrongful death attorney can support your family’s lawsuit by:
Losing a loved one is a devastating experience. At Shapiro | Delgado | Hofmann, our Venice wrongful death attorneys are here to help you through this challenging time, protect your family’s rights, and secure justice.
If you have lost a loved one due to someone’s negligent actions, our attorneys can help. Contact us today at (941)-954-4000 to schedule a free consultation and learn more about your legal options.