Wrongful Death Attorneys in Ocala & Gainesville
Compassionate Assistance for Your Loss
At Allen Law Firm, we understand that the death of a loved one can be unimaginably devastating. It is a misfortune that we wish no one ever had to experience. Though we know that death is a natural and unavoidable event, we refuse to accept wrongful death quietly. Knowing that the death of your loved one could be prevented only compounds the pain. Allen Law Firm, P.A. wants to help.
Costs of Wrongful Death
Legally, a death caused by the negligence or misconduct of another is designated as a “wrongful death.” No financial recovery can fill the emptiness that is left when a loved one passes, but unfortunately, a death may create a financial burden. Medical and funeral costs add up quickly.
The loss of both companionship and financial support can be overwhelming. In a wrongful death action, the surviving family members are eligible to make a financial recovery, and our Gainesville and Ocala wrongful death lawyers hope that such a recovery can help a family begin to put their lives back together.
In Florida, civil action taken in this circumstance is governed by the Wrongful Death Act. Fla. Stat. 768.16-768.26. This governs who is eligible to make a recovery and under what circumstances. In order to guarantee that your case is managed fairly, it is important to seek legal advice from an accident attorney with a background in wrongful death claims.
Compensation for Wrongful Death
If your family has been afflicted with a wrongful death, you need to know what kind of financial relief you can receive. The surviving family members may be eligible to make a claim for:
- Lost support and services
- Loss of future support and services
- Loss of future earnings
- Loss of companionship
- Mental pain and suffering
- Loss of parental companionship to a minor child
- Medical and funeral expenses
In Florida, the applicable statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death claim is two years. It is important to contact a qualified wrongful death attorney quickly so that there is enough time to file a lawsuit if necessary.
The process of a wrongful death case can be a long, complicated, and emotionally draining, but we are always dedicated to supporting our clients throughout this trying time. Schedule your free consultation today.