Naples Wrongful Death Attorney
Here to Support Your Family During This Challenging Time
Losing a family member or loved one is absolutely devastating, regardless of the circumstances that led to the death. When negligence is involved, and your loved one’s death could have been prevented, dealing with the loss can be even more devastating. Taking legal action may not be your top priority while you are grieving, however, if you believe that a negligent individual or party was at fault for the accident that led to your loved one’s death, it is vital that you speak with a Naples wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible.
When you lose a loved one, it is hard to know where to start or who to trust. Attorney Ryan Kuhl is here to provide you with the dedicated guidance you need. Call (239) 309-7550 for a free consultation.
What Is Wrongful Death?
When a person causes another person’s death, either through direct, intentional behavior or through careless negligence, it is considered a “wrongful death.” Surviving family members can file a wrongful death lawsuit against the at-fault person or party. Wrongful deaths can occur due to a variety of reasons.
Some of the most common causes of wrongful deaths include:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Dog bites/attacks
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Boating accidents
- Slip and falls
- Unsafe property conditions
Damages Available in Wrongful Death Lawsuits
According to Florida’s wrongful death statute, there are a number of damages that can be claimed by the loved ones of those who have wrongfully had their lives cut short. In many cases, surviving family members and dependents are entitled to receive recompense for the loss of companionship, guidance, instruction, and emotional support they received from their loved one. Often, they are also able to claim compensation for lost potential earnings and the value of household services provided by the decedent, as well as medical expenses associated with final treatment and care and funeral/burial costs. Damages may be increased when the deceased leaves behind a spouse or children.
Statute of Limitations on Wrongful Death Claims in Florida
According to Florida’s legislature, there is a specific window of time in which you can file a wrongful death claim. This window is two years after the date of the person’s death, and it is very strict. The only exception to the statute of limitations is when a homicide investigation is occurring. This is because the person who committed the homicide can often be difficult to identify or catch; thus, for this exception only, the Florida legislature will extend the window of time for filing a wrongful death lawsuit.
Providing Reliable, Respectful & Compassionate Service
It may seem difficult to even think about a legal claim after the death of your loved one. Mr. Kuhl realizes that no amount of money replaces a human being. However, the medical expenses and related bills can add up, and you may find yourself in need of financial support. Filing a wrongful death claim can help you hold the responsible party accountable and provide the financial relief you need to move forward.
Understanding Wrongful Death Claims in Florida
In the state of Florida, the person who brings the wrongful death claim is the personal representative of the estate. Those who were dependent on the deceased may be eligible to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. If you personally lost a loved one to an accident caused by another person or a business, you may have a right to bring a claim forward with the help of a Naples wrongful death attorney.
The parties who may file a wrongful death suit in Florida include:
- Biological children
- Adopted children
- Blood relatives
Contact The Kuhl Law Firm Today
Wrongful death lawsuits can be incredibly complex. When you are already struggling to navigate the aftermath of your loved one’s sudden and tragic death, dealing with the legal aspects of a claim can seem daunting.
Turn to The Kuhl Law Firm for dedicated legal guidance from an experienced Naples wrongful death attorney who understands the process and how to fight for the justice you and your family are owed.
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