A family member dealing with a preventable death and loved one’s loss is undoubtedly very traumatic. Thankfully there are laws in place to protect those family members left behind in the tragedy. Florida state law allows your family two years from the time of death to file a claim for wrongful death, so it is important to do so as soon as possible. There are laws to ensure that surviving spouses, children, parents, brothers and sisters can recover in their time of need. Family members of the deceased may be able to collect money for direct expenses such as medical bills, funeral costs, loss of benefits of what would have been received in pension/retirement benefits, loss of earnings, and loss of companionship.
If you believe your family member has suffered from a preventable wrongful death, contact the Gina Rosato Law Firm at (813) 463-8000 for a consultation.