Wrongful Death Attorneys Orlando
Losing a loved one is always tragic, but it is made worse when the cause of death is someone else’s negligence. The grieving can often be compounded by the anger over the injustice that occurred. At Todd E. Copeland & Associates, we understand your pain and frustration. We are experienced Orlando wrongful death attorneys, having helped numerous grieving families recover just compensation due to the untimely death of a family member or friend. We have the necessary experience and an unwavering commitment to securing justice for your deceased loved one.
What Types of Death are Commonly Considered Wrongful?
Wrongful death can occur any time someone dies and it is determined to be caused by the negligence of a third party. Some examples include:
- Truck Accidents
- Boating Accidents
- Slips & Falls
- Medical Malpractice
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Birth-Related Injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Negligent Security
- Dangerous Drugs
- Air/Aviation Disasters
- Tourist Injuries
- Amusement Park Mishaps
- Drowning Accidents
- Many more…
What Is The Florida Wrongful Death Act?
Sections 768.16 through 768.26 of Title XLV, Chapter 768 are commonly referred to as the Florida Wrongful Death Act. This section of law defines the right of action, parties and damages involved in a wrongful death case.
How Much Time Do I Have to File a Case?
If you have a loved one that was killed by one of these circumstances, and a third party may be responsible, it is important to act quickly and find out your legal rights. Florida has a very short statute of limitations for wrongful death cases. In general, it is 2 years, but this can vary depending on the type of case and the specific circumstances surrounding it. For example, there are some instances (such as when a government entity may be the responsible party), where a filing must be done sooner than the 2 year deadline. There are other types of cases where the time does not start until you become aware of the possible negligence of a third party. The important thing is to talk with a qualified lawyer right away – even if you think it might be too late to file a death claim. We will not know that for sure until we learn your specific circumstances and investigate your case.
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People often fail to go after the just compensation they deserve from a loved one’s death because they cannot afford the legal fees involved. At Todd E. Copeland & Associates, you will not need to pay us a thing unless we secure a settlement for you. Our experienced Orlando wrongful death attorneys will give you a complimentary no obligation consultation. Then once we discuss the specifics of your case, we will perform a thorough investigation to determine if it is worthwhile for you to pursue damages. If we decide that you have a case, it will be all on us to collect a settlement, and you will owe us nothing unless we do. Call us today at (407) 999-8995 or toll free at (888) 999-9149 for your FREE consultation.