Losing a loved one is life altering. And aside from the emotional trauma dealing with the death of a loved one, the reality is there may be a financial burden placed upon a surviving spouse or child. We understand the difficulties of facing the loss of a loved one.
Whether your loved one suffered a wrongful death in the hands of a car accident, medical malpractice, premises liability, or a dangerous drug and defective medical devices, we are here to assist you to get the compensation you deserve for their untimely death.
A wrongful death claim can serve as an effective option for getting the compensation surviving family members deserve, whether it’s via an out of court settlement or a Florida jury award after trial. But you need an experienced wrongful death lawyer to oversee your case, ensuring that you get every penny that you’re entitled to receive.
Based in Orlando, Florida, Orange County, the personal injury lawyers at the Law Office of Hogan & Hogan, P.A. take a “clients first” approach to law, which means that you will enjoy a more streamlined and less stressful experience. Our goal is to help victims like you and your loved one as you pursue the other party for their negligence.
Read more below about common FAQs, what to do, and how a car accident lawyer can help you.
What is a Wrongful Death Claim?
A wrongful death claim is a claim brought by the survivors of a loved one against a person/entity for the negligence actions that caused the death.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?
In Florida, only the personal representative of the deceased person can file a wrongful death claim. However, the claim is filed on behalf of the surviving family members. Family members who may include the surviving spouse, children or any relative that is financially dependent on the deceased loved one.
How Long Do I Have to File a Wrongful Death Claim?
Generally, you only have two (2) years from the date of death to file a wrongful death claim. There are rare exceptions to the rule but it is very important that you consult with one of our attorneys to determine the exact timeframe of when a law suit would have to be filed.
How Much Can I Get For a Wrongful Death Claim? The following are damages that may be recovered by a surviving family member:
- Loss of Support and Services
- Loss of Companionship
- Medical and/or Funeral Expenses
- Loss of Earnings From the Date of Injury to the Date of Death
- Loss of Prospective Net Accumulations of an Estate