When a person dies due to the negligence or wrongful act of another, the surviving family members can claim monetary compensation to cover the financial and emotional needs caused by the loss.
In the state of Florida, any financially or emotionally dependent family member of the deceased can file a lawsuit. However, there is a time limit for filing a lawsuit in Florida. That said, it’s important to contact a wrongful death attorney when this situation occurs.
While we understand that taking legal action may be the last thing on your mind, we encourage you to act quickly, so you can ensure you have enough time to file a lawsuit.
Those who can sue under the Florida Wrongful Death Act for compensation under its principles are defined as “survivors” and are limited to the following people:
- The spouse of the deceased person.
- Children of the deceased born of a marriage.
- Children born out of wedlock of a deceased.
- Children of a deceased father born out of wedlock if the father, before his death, took responsibility for the care of the child.
- The parents of the deceased person.
- Any blood relative who depends partially or totally on the deceased.
- Any adoptive brother and/or sister who is partially or completely dependent on the deceased.
At the Law Offices of Gretchen Ortiz,
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Contact us today for wise counsel in matters of Wrongful Death. Our law firm proudly serves clients in all of Central Florida, including Orlando and the surrounding cities.