Pensacola Wrongful Death Attorney
Wrongful Death Law
A wrongful death lawsuit, whether in Pensacola, Destin, or across the country, is a type of claim filed in a Florida tort court on behalf of a person killed as a result of the negligence or otherwise wrongful conduct of another. Wrongful death lawsuits are most often filed by Destin and Pensacola area personal injury lawyers who specialize in the litigating of such cases.
Wrongful death lawsuits can result from auto accidents, defective drugs, defective medical devices, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and more.
What is a Wrongful Death Case?
A wrongful death lawsuit is designed to hold liable parties accountable for their actions and financially compensate the executor of estate (typically family) for the loss of a loved one.
Damages that are most often sought after in wrongful death lawsuits include compensation for:
- Funeral, burial, medical, hospital expenses
- Pain & suffering experienced prior to death (degenerative diseases / debilitating injuries)
- Losses incurred by the deceased’s family: loss of wages; mental anguish; financial support; companionship; parental guidance (in cases where deceased has children)
The pecuniary compensation provided for by wrongful death lawsuits serves to void any financial issues related to the passing of a loved one.
Wrongful Death Lawsuit – Statutory Deadline
A wrongful death lawsuit must be filed before the statutory deadline passes. The statutory deadline places a cap on the amount of time that the executor of estate has to file a wrongful death claim before any such claim is deemed null and void. While statutory deadlines tend to vary from state-to-state, an executor of estate typically has between one and three years to file a wrongful death claim.
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