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Tallahassee Wrongful Death Lawyer

Negotiating Wrongful Death Settlements in Panama City, Florida

Nothing is as devastating or traumatic as losing a loved one unexpectedly. When such a death is caused unnecessarily by the negligence or wrongdoing of another party, the impact can extend well beyond emotional loss.

The future may become very uncertain for the family members left behind who depended on their lost loved one for financial support. Florida, like other states, has enacted laws to assist such wrongful death victims through civil claims brought against the negligent party and his or her insurance company.

Anderson & Hart, P. A., has decades of experience in fighting for the rights of wrongful death victims through legal action. Our Tallahassee injury lawyers strive to obtain the full compensation that your family is entitled to under the law. Our goal is to help relieve the financial burden that may lie ahead for you and your family.

To discuss your case with our experienced wrongful death attorney during a free consultation, call (850) 203-3041 or contact our team online today.

Wrongful Death Statute of Limitations in FL

A statute of limitations is a time-frame in which you are able to file a claim for personal injury. In Florida, you generally have two years from the time of the death to file a wrongful death claim.

This means that if you do not file a claim in that amount of time, your request may be barred. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2017, the total number of wrongful deaths as a result of unintentional injuries was recorded at 169,936.

If you believe that your loved one passed away due to the negligence of another, it is crucial that you seek justice by bringing your case to Anderson & Hart, P.A. as soon as possible. Our Tallahassee wrongful death lawyers can determine the deadline your claim is under and begin the work needed to pursue legal action.

Who Is Eligible to File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in FL?

Those who can pursue a wrongful death claim for monetary damages include:

  • Spouses
  • Children
  • Parents
  • Family members who depended on the deceased person for financial support

What Damages Are Available in a Wrongful Death Claim?

Examples of the types of damages that may be awarded by the courts include:

  • Medical and funeral expenses
  • Survivors’ loss of companionship and protection, guidance, or instruction
  • Survivors’ pain and suffering due to the injury and death
  • Survivors’ loss of services, wages, benefits, and any other earnings the deceased would have provided

Elements of a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Tallahassee

A wrongful death lawsuit is created for the purpose of ensuring that justice is met and that any negligent parties involved in your accident pay for what they've done. These lawsuits are designed to support and compensate surviving family members and loved ones.

The following elements are required in order to have a successful wrongful death claim:

  • You or your loved ones must have suffered emotional or financial hardship
  • You or your loved ones must be an immediate member of the deceased
  • You or your loved ones must provide an official death certificate to prove your loved one's death

Due to the statute of limitations for wrongful death claims in Tallahassee, it is important to seek legal counsel as soon as possible in an effort to receive the compensation you deserve. If you have questions about your specific situation, contact Anderson & Hart, P.A. for information on how to seek justice for your suffering.

Hear it From Our Satisfied Clients!

From the first time we spoke, Mr. Anderson placed my welfare first. He could have made a quick buck settling my case. Instead, he worked and worked until I received what I needed to get my life back on the right track. I owe him a lot.

- Elizabeth

Suing For Emotional Distress?

When a loved one passes away due to wrongful death, it is not uncommon for the victims of such a circumstance to experience emotional distress.

Emotional distress may be have a lasting negative impact on the way that you:

  • Function
  • Your ability to care for others
  • Your mental health
  • Your overall wellbeing

Seek compensation right away to get the care that you need during this time.

How Do You Prove Emotional Distress in a Wrongful Death Claim?

In order to have a firm claim of emotional distress, proof will need to be provided on your behalf. This proof may come in the form of examples showing how your life has been negatively altered due to your emotional distress and/or your friends and family testifying on your behalf in court. We are here to help you take next steps!

Anderson & Hart, P.A. Offers Compassionate & Committed Legal Service

Our team is sensitive to the hardships that follow the untimely death of a loved one. When you bring your wrongful death claim to us, we can provide the personalized attention you deserve at this difficult time.

We know that our actions on your behalf can make a dramatic difference in your future – that is why we work tirelessly to help you obtain fair compensation for what you and your family have endured.

Our Tallahassee wrongful death lawyers also serve clients in Panama City and throughout North Florida. Give us a call at (850) 203-3041 or contact us online today!

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