Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death

Trial Lawyers Handling Death Claims and Assisting Families in Florida

Loss of a loved one is one of the most devastating tragedies a person can ever experience. Our Florida trial lawyers have the compassion and experience to guide the family through the process of both preserving the dignity of the deceased and holding those that may be responsible accountable.

Not every accidental death correlates to a wrongful death claim, but any question about the facts surrounding the incident should be presented to the Florida wrongful death lawyers of McCullough & Leboff, P.A. for a complete investigation. Once the initial devastation of the loss subsides, you or your family may have questions:

  • Did a reckless driver cause the auto accident?
  • Did a manufacturer produce a car that was accident prone?
  • Did the people in charge of safety do their job at the construction site?
  • Did the hospital staff adequately inform the doctor in charge?

An experienced wrongful death lawyer can answer your questions, conduct the appropriate investigation and provide answers to the grieving family.

In Florida, only certain people have the right to claim damages for the loss of a loved one. The legal system relating to claim for wrongful death is very complex and can require legal filings even before a claim is made. Our lawyers will help you navigate this complex and time consuming process so that you can focus on the important things: comforting the family in the face of a tragic loss.

Under the Florida Wrongful Death Act, section 768.21, Florida Statutes, compensation may be available for all “survivors” as a result of:

  • Loss of companionship and protection
  • Mental pain and suffering from the date of injury
  • Loss of parental instruction and guidance
  • Medical and funeral expenses
  • Loss of earnings
  • Loss of net accumulations of an estate

Get legal help as soon as possible

There is a time limit on filing a claim for wrongful death. It is important to contact a lawyer as soon as practical. The lawyers at McCullough & Leboff know that the grief following the death of a loved one is beyond explanation. Certainly, it is difficult to imagine a potential claim at or near the time of the incident. However, Florida law sets a two year time limitation for wrongful death claims. There are limited exceptions.

The sooner your attorney can investigate and protect evidence to prove the liability of the responsible party, the better chance you have of recovering the compensation you deserve.

There is no way for any lawyer to understand the personal loss sustained when a loved one dies. There are, however, lawyers with the compassion, sympathy and perspective to provide assistance during this troubled time. The Florida trial lawyers at McCullough & Leboff can help by providing a necessary service with personalized attention you need during a difficult time.