In every lawsuit, the afflicted party must file a claim within a certain time limit. This time period is known as the statute of limitations. In Florida, the statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death claim is two years from the date of death. In other words, if a loved one passes away because of another's recklessness or negligence on July 1, 2005, you must file a Florida wrongful death claim by July 1, 2007. Failing to file a claim within Florida's wrongful death statute of limitations may prohibit the deceased's family from ever recovering compensation for your loved one's death.
Almost no circumstances allow an individual to pursue a wrongful death claim in Florida after the statute of limitations has expired. Therefore, it is important to file your claim within two years of the death to ensure you are able to seek wrongful death damages. The Florida wrongful death attorneys at Morgan and Morgan can guide you through the legal process. Do not hesitate to contact our Florida wrongful death lawyers today.
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