Losing a loved one to tragic circumstances is devastating and shocking. When you lose a loved one at the hand of another party’s negligence, it is important to consider your legal options. Ansbacher Law is comprised of experienced wrongful death attorneys who can compassionately and effectively guide you through this difficult time. As lawyers, we realize we cannot take away your grief or bring back your loved one, but we can use our expertise to seek justice and help you receive the compensation you deserve. You can never plan for a tragedy, but if one occurs, we are here for you. Contact Ansbacher Law today to discuss your situation.
Wrongful Death Attorneys in Jacksonville, Florida
Wrongful death is the taking of the life of an individual resulting from the willful or negligent act of another person or persons. Florida Law allows heirs or other beneficiaries of the decedent to file a wrongful death civil lawsuit against the person or people responsible for the decedent’s death, regardless of whether or not the person or people responsible are criminally prosecuted for this crime.
Wrongful death claims typically occur when:
- A victim is killed as a result of intentional harmful act or negligence
- A doctor failed to diagnose a condition, or was careless and death resulted
- A victim dies as a result of a car, truck or other motor vehicle accident
Statute of Limitations for Wrongful Death
In a wrongful death case, timeliness is extremely important in properly identifying who is at fault and in properly gathering evidence. There is a 2-year statute of limitations to file a wrongful death suit. We work with a team of experts, including accident re-constructionists, engineers, and forensic experts to prove liability and establish financial damages.
Who Is Entitled to Compensation?
Under Florida law, only specific survivors of the person who died (the decedent) are entitled to wrongful death compensation, according to Florida Statute Section 768.18. This measure is in place so that compensation goes to those most directly affected by the individual’s death. Since the party that is most directly affected is often subject to interpretation, it is helpful to have an experienced wrongful death lawyer to evaluate your case and determine the best course of action for you and your family to recover the compensation to which you may be entitled. Florida’s laws on wrongful death can be very complicated and are not necessarily set up to award those who feel they should be entitled to compensation.
Contact an Experienced Jacksonville Wrongful Death Attorney
You can rest assured that Ansbacher Law’s dedicated personal injury team understands Florida’s wrongful death law and can find all of the necessary loopholes to improve your chances of receiving maximum compensation for your loss. Our experienced and compassionate team of attorneys and support staff will fight on your behalf to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve. If you have lost a loved one as a result of someone’s negligence, please contact Ansbacher Law for a free consultation. There is no fee whatsoever unless we recover money for you.