Finding Answers, Seeking Compensation After A Tragic Loss In Florida
The loss of a loved one is always tragic, particularly when the loss is due to the negligence of another person or business entity.
If you lost a loved one in a motor vehicle accident, workplace accident, or because of a dangerous product, it is vital to hire an experienced law firm that can evaluate a potential wrongful death claim and seek fair compensation for you and your family.
The team at Scott Marshall Injury Attorneys, in Clearwater, has the experience to help.
Personalized Service. Experienced Representation.
Attorneys Scott Marshall and Marko Crespo have over two decades of collective experience handling wrongful death cases for families all throughout South Florida communities. They take pride in getting to know each client in order to find out what’s important to them and what they wish to accomplish with their suit.
Although many clients choose to settle out of court, Scott and Marko are seasoned trial attorneys and are always ready to take your case before a judge and jury if necessary.
Types Of Cases
Wrongful death actions can arise out of many situations where someone else’s negligence or bad actions lead to a person’s death. Examples of cases we handle include but are not limited to:
- Motor vehicle crashes, including bicycle and pedestrian accidents
- Medical malpractice from doctors, clinics or pharmacies
- Workplace accidents and injuries
- Defective products, such as a defective auto part or dangerous prescription drug
- Property injuries, including slip and falls and falling objects
Florida’s Wrongful Death Claim Process
Before anyone can file a wrongful death claim in Florida, the decedent’s estate must first be opened. If that individual executed a will, that document will likely name the person who will act as the personal representative, or decisions-maker, of his or her estate who will take charge in the wrongful death action.
If the deceased had no will, typically the court will appoint a spouse or other close next of kin to be the personal representative of the estate.
Timeframe To File A Wrongful Death Lawsuit In Florida
If you are considering filing a wrongful death claim, don’t wait to take action.
In Florida, survivors have 2 years from the date of death (called the statute of limitations period) to bring suit. Pursuing your case sooner than later also ensures evidence of the accident is preserved and a proper investigation is conducted for your loved one.
Scott and Marko have extensive knowledge of handling these cases. They have helped others in similar circumstances. They can help you.
Schedule An Appointment To Learn More. Free Consults.
To find out more about pursuing a possible wrongful death action, schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with Scott or Marko.
Call 727-605-5916 or fill out our online form. We have several convenient office locations throughout South Florida. Se habla español.