Over Millions in Verdicts & Settlements For Our Clients
$12 Million Boating Accident
$7 Million Automobile Accident
$3.7 Million Slip and Fall
$3.5 Million Motorcycle Accident
$2.5 Million Pedestrian Accident

Can I file a Florida wrongful death claim any time after the death of my loved one?

You do have the right to file a wrongful death claim after the death of a loved one in the state of Florida; however, there is a specific time period in which to file that claim. It's called what's called a statute of limitations or basically a fancy way of saying a time limit on the amount of time that you have to file that claim. For wrongful death cases specifically the limit is 2 years.

From the date of the accident, typically what we look at, which resulted in this person's death for 2 years you have the right to file a claim. After that time period you will be barred from your claim. That's why it's always important to hire an experienced personal injury attorney early on in the process so they can have plenty of time to research the claim, investigate it, and put your best foot forward to give you the best chance for justice and the best chance for the ultimate recovery.

What Our Clients Say
The attorneys at Donaldson & Weston helped me get an amazing result on my case. Obviously I’ve been through a lot physically but I feel better now and the money really helped my family. When I was riding my bicycle I was hit by a truck that wasn't paying attention. I am not the suing type, but I would definitely hire this firm again. - M.P.
After my accident, i felt like I was being pulled in a bunch of different directions. I really didn't know what to do and all I wanted was someone to shoot me straight. The lawyers at the firm were so honest and definitely pointed me in the right direction. The staff was professional. I think it’s great that only attorneys work on my case, it definitely made me feel comfortable - D.L.
After my accident happened I waited to hear back from the insurance company for about 6 months. I just felt like they kept jerking me around. They even told me not to hire an attorney because it would mean less money in my pocket. I couldn't wait any longer because my bills were out of hand. I hired this firm and they were solid. I got a great result without having to go to court. - S.C.