The statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death claim in the state of Florida is two years from the date of death. For example, if your loved one passes away because of another's recklessness or negligence on January 1, 2016, you must file a Florida wrongful death claim by January 1, 2018. However, certain extensions may apply in very few cases, depending on the nature of the action. An attorney can assess the specifics.
The general statute of limitations in the state of Florida is two years from the date of the death caused by the wrongful act or the negligence of another. However, this period can be shortened or extended based on the nature of the action. For example, there is no time limit within which to file a wrongful death action when the death was the result of a homicide. The best advice is to contact a wrongful death lawyer as soon as you possibly can.
Some of the most difficult cases we handle are the ones in which we work with families who have suffered the tragic loss of a loved one. The family faces emotional issues. Also, the time to bring a claim is short, only two years.
We encourage families to talk to a lawyer to make sure the investigation has started and is properly conducted, to ensure that everything can be done in this short period. For quality legal representation, please contact our personal injury attorney at The Law Offices of Sean M. Cleary in Miami by calling us or send us an email and we will be in touch with you shortly.