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Brevard County Wrongful Death Attorney

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As part of the Florida Wrongful Death Act, our state legislature expressly stated that their intent in enacting the law was to "shift the losses resulting when wrongful death occurs from the survivors of the decedent to the wrongdoer."

The goal of filing such a claim is to recover comprehensive monetary damages to support your family during this difficult time and to help you move on in life. While no amount of money will ever replace your tragic loss, you have a right to receive a settlement to offset the considerable financial expenses and to compensate you for all you have been through.

What Can Be Recovered in a Wrongful Death Claim?

The damages which are recoverable in a claim for wrongful death in our state are listed in Florida Statutes §768.21, (2012) "Damages." They include-but are not limited to-the following:

  • Loss of support and services from the date of injury to the date of death, with interest, as well as future loss of support and services
  • Loss of companionship and protection
  • Mental pain and suffering from the date of injury
  • Loss of parental companionship, instruction and guidance
  • Medical and funeral expenses
  • Loss of earnings which your family could reasonably have expected to receive

While the courts in Brevard County recognize your right to claim all these damages, there is no guarantee that you will receive fair treatment in your insurance claim. It is in your best interests to retain legal representation from the outset to assist you in gathering the evidence to support your claim and to defend your personal interests throughout the process.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?

Florida law requires that a personal representative of the deceased’s estate file a wrongful death claim. Regardless of who is appointed as personal representative, any compensation recovered in a wrongful death claim is always distributed among the estate of the deceased and their surviving family members.

Florida Wrongful Death Statute Of Limitations

The statute of limitations to file a wrongful death claim in Florida is two years. This means you have two years from the date of your loved one’s passing to file a claim or you will most likely lose your right to do so, effectively losing your right pursue compensation.

Exceptions to the statute of limitations do exist that can change the amount of time you have to file. Contact High Stack Gordon Kirby today to speak to an attorney about your case.

Accidental Death Statistics for Brevard County

According to statistics provided by the Florida Department of Health, Brevard County has a higher rate of accidental fatal injuries than the rest of the state, with 48.3 per 100,000 people as compared with 42.7 statewide. Leading causes of accidental death in our state include:

Contact a wrongful death attorney from High Stack Gordon Kirby to schedule a free consultation. Our firm has recovered over $100 million in verdicts and settlements and are ready to start on your case.

Verdicts & Settlements

  • $9,000,000.00 Personal Injury
  • $4,500,000.00 Medical Malpractice
  • $3,500,000.00 Car Accident
  • $3,000,000.00 Personal Injury
  • $2,600,000.00 Wrongful Death
  • $1,750,000.00 Medical Malpractice
  • $1,335,000.00 Personal Injury
  • $1,250,000.00 Pedestrian Accident
  • $1,137,000.00 Car Accident
  • $1,000,000.00 Pedestrian Accident