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Florida Victim’s Estate Can Sue for Wrongful Death

March 1, 2022 | Category: Wrongful Death | Share

When a loved one dies in any type of accident, it is devastating for those left behind, especially family members who are depending on their loved ones. Suddenly, monetary and emotional support is taken away. Survivors often do not know where to turn for assistance.

Wrongful Death Survivor's Rights - SpiveyLawThe Florida Wrongful Death Act (Fla. Stat. § 768.18 through 768.21) provides guidance as to who can bring a claim.  We are here to help survivors make a claim and determine who can recover damages under the law.  If you have lost a loved one or relative, you may have a substantial wrongful death claim.  

Fort Myers Wrongful Death Attorney Randall Spivey urges survivors to contact Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. immediately following the death of their loved one because evidence may be lost and memories fade. Also, wrongful death claims are required to be filed within Florida’s statute of limitations. For most wrongful death lawsuits this is two years from the date of the decease’s death. Should a claim not be filed by the deadline, a wrongful death lawsuit will most likely not be allowed. 

Wrongful death lawsuits can be filed for many different types of accidents, including: 

Eligible survivors can be compensated for:

  • A loss of support and services
  • A loss of companionship and protection
  • Mental pain and suffering
  • A loss of parental companionship, instruction, and guidance
  • Medical and funeral expenses that are paid by a surviving family member

A deceased person’s estate may also recover damages for:

  • Lost wages and other benefits and earnings from the date of the injury to the date of death
  • The value of these earnings and benefits the deceased could reasonably have been expected to have as savings if he or she had lived

How our Fort Myers wrongful death attorney can assist you

The Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. wrongful death team works with clients to get the compensation to which they are entitled. They will prepare a case that shows that the client’s loved one died, and the death was caused by an accident, wrongful act, or negligence of another that entitles the survivor’s estate to recover damages.

There are several steps in handling a wrongful death personal injury lawsuit starting with a client interview to create a picture of the relationship between our client and his or her departed loved one through such items as photographs and videos.

Our Fort Myers wrongful death attorney passionately represents Florida’s accident victims with personal contact and communication, along with aggressive representation.

Here are what some of our previous clients had to say about working with our Fort Myers wrongful death team:

This Spivey Team/Firm went above and beyond to assist, negotiate and Resolve My Case… Rate them 11 on a 1/10 and would hire them again for their Prompt Efficient Professionalism. Thank you. Linda

Randal Spivey is highly qualified and caring. Mr. Spivey has been right by my side throughout every phase of my case, compassionate and so knowledgeable. I could not have chosen a better attorney. Patricia

Should your loved one be the victim of a wrongful death accident, please contact Attorney Randall Spivey at Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. at 239.337.7483 or toll-free at 1.888.477.4839.

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